Trumpet: most difficult wind instrument to master?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Haste2, May 9, 2011.

  1. schleiman

    schleiman Piano User

    May 12, 2010
    Austin, TX
    Really? While the trumpet is clearly the most noble and brilliant of instruments, the tone of an oboe I find to be truly wonderful. I know you're joking, just sayin, I love the oboe. :)
  2. SmoothOperator

    SmoothOperator Mezzo Forte User

    Jul 14, 2010
  3. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

    Sep 20, 2009
    New York State USA
    and my number 1 question is --- is there an OBOE FORUM we could all join??? ROFL
    ((((that's a joke by the way -- no need to send me hate mail)))), ROFL, LOL

    wait a minute - is this guy playing an oboe? - it looks like it!!, ROFL

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    Last edited: May 9, 2011
  4. hichez

    hichez Pianissimo User

    Jul 13, 2009
    I totally missed the joke.
  5. amzi

    amzi Forte User

    Feb 18, 2010
    Northern California
    Almost 50 years ago I heard a competition judge very seriously intone that the trumpet was the easiest instrument to play, but the hardest instrument to master. Looking back at him life I don't know if he was right or wrong; but I know it's taken me a lifetime and I haven't mastered it yet.
  6. bumblebee

    bumblebee Fortissimo User

    Jan 21, 2010
    Great Southern Land
  7. Dave Hughes

    Dave Hughes Mezzo Forte User

    Oct 19, 2010
    Rochester, NY
    A G-Bugle may be the easiest and hardest at the same time! French horn, with its lows and excellent highs came naturally to me.
  8. Dave Hughes

    Dave Hughes Mezzo Forte User

    Oct 19, 2010
    Rochester, NY
    Hey, where would REM's "Nightswimming" be without the oboe?
  9. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

    Jan 28, 2011
    Dayton, Ohio
    With this kind of self esteem and continual practice, if not already the best, you're truly are on your way to getting there.
  10. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

    Oct 18, 2007
    The Wide Brown Land
    "Re: Trumpet: most difficult wind instrument to master?" it's like anything to do with trumpetting, it's the player that determines the outcome - for me, the trumpet is the hardest instrument - but I only can compare it with the kazoo, and tenor horn, mouth organ, and recorder.
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