Trombone Hindering trumpet playing?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Etiennse, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Etiennse

    Etiennse Pianissimo User

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    Anybody play both? What do you think?
     
  2. tobylou8

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    To the degree you neglect one for the other, your performance will suffer. If you cut 30 min from trumpet for trombone, you're trumpet playing will go south. I do play both, but focus mainly in trumpet.
     
  3. Etiennse

    Etiennse Pianissimo User

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    Yea i would do the same just factor in an hour or so a week of trombone
     
  4. tobylou8

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    If you add to, your trumpet playing should be okay. Just make sure your trombone teacher understands you also play trumpet. The embouchures are different.
     
  5. Kanstulbrass

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    There are a number of players who go back and forth between the two without any problems. The one I know who does it best is Mike Bogart, who once told me "It's all in your head, man".

    I think that the same could be said for playing mouthpieces of different sizes for different trumpets (picc, flug, Bb or Eb trumpets). It's all in your head =)
     
  6. duderubble

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    And your family will suffer even more. Ask my wife.
     
  7. EdMann

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    I've been a bonehead for about two 1/2 years, pretty much 4 or 5 days a week, and I can't say it's helped my trpt playing, but my practice has helped my bone playing. They work different muscles, or I should say embouchure muscles in different ways. Getting those muscles to stay in shape seems to take less time on the bone than for trpt, for me, but then I don't play three hour gigs on the trombone! It's like the bone emb. has to maintain a different shape in the mpc than a trpt emb., so they each deserve your time if you want to put it in. I get a huge kick out of it, but I doubt I'll be playing out, perhaps ever, on the bone.

    ed
     
  8. patkins

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    I played Baritone and trumpet and as long as you practice with discretion you will be alright!
     
  9. rowuk

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    I play tenor horn and tuba in addition to the trumpet. No issues. I would say that the piccolo trumpet can mess an embouchure up quicker.
     
  10. kingtrumpet

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    So far, only 3 months or so on the trombone - and 3 years+ as a comebacker on the trumpet ---- not really a problem --- takes me twice as much practice though --- if anything, the trombone has helped with "breath support" or something that is helping me get louder, fuller notes in the higher range on the trumpet.

    hopefully, I can put up small vid of "If I Were A Rich Man" from Fiddler on the Roof this weekend --- where I switch "back and forth" in the song between trombone and trumpet, without too many "blurps" on either horn.
     

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