Trombone on the side...

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by satchmatic, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. satchmatic

    satchmatic New Friend

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    Ive been playing trumpet for about 10 months and love it, and i want to take up trombone on the side. Would this hurt my ability to play in any way, such as range or tone?
     
  2. bachstrad72

    bachstrad72 Pianissimo User

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    Not if you are willing to practice the trumpet for the same amount of time that you already are. If you are practicing an hour a day now, continue to practice an hour a day once you pick up the bone.
     
  3. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Trombone can be a great way to warm down after playing trumpet. Then, when you pick up the trumpet again, the mouthpiece seems real small, and the high notes easy! Have fun!
     
  4. Siegtrmpt

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    I like playing trombone and pick it up a couple times a week. Great for loosening up if I've been playing a lot of trumpet.
     
  5. stchasking

    stchasking Forte User

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    I think it is more common than most of us expect. Some play baritone as a second instrument.
     
  6. Principaltrumpet

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    Will Strieder at Texas Tech incorporates Euphonium in all of his students playing. I know in the morning warm-up the studio buzzes on Euphonium MP's and Plays as well. He believes it not only wont hurt, but it also will enhance our playing. (Then again he is the reason I have an amado water key on my mouthpiece)
    JR
     
  7. trumpetera

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    A WHAT!!? Why!??
     
  8. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    I play tenor horn with an Oom-pah group. I would hate to play the Brandenburg after a gig like that, but just about everything else works.
    Every once in a while, I will grab my sons tuba and play for an hour. Brings my confidence in my breathing ability back into focus.......
     

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