Trumpet newbie

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Kantza, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Kantza

    Kantza Pianissimo User

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    Of course, I'll practice as much as I can without it but I really like to play an instrument late in the evening. My neighbor is pretty deaf, so that's very good for me, haha!
    But I'ld rather use it to not disturb my parents and brother ;)

    Thanks again for the replies! (More tips are still welcome :-) )
     
  2. Trumpetmasta

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    if you haven't played a brass instrument before what you are doing is incredible!!
    keep looking for a teacher and don't be afraid to practice too much. If you get to the point where you can't feel your lip or if it is swollen, yeah then it is time to stop. and C2 is a strange note to begin on. try using Rubank Band method. I used it not only for band, but also for just playing on my own. it starts of to the point where you just get to know the notes and then moves on.
    Good Luck!!!
     
  3. Kantza

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    I play bluesharp and saxophone but the embouchure for a trumpet is a lot harder... (Impossible to compare, of course ;) )
    I always stop playing when my lips are starting to twinkel/sparkle (I'm not sure how they say that in English...)
     
  4. Trumpetmasta

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    the word is maybe tingle and yes that is good that you have former experience, but both are different then a brass just keep with it and keep trying!
     
  5. Mud

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    XD tingle works
    I tried to play a reed instrument once..... no sound came out. i think i blew too hard.
    all i know is that I could never play a reed instrument :D and theres too many buttons for me to understand XD thats why i chose trumpet. 3 versus 21.
     
  6. Kantza

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    Haha, It's all about the embouchure :D. A bluesharp is also a very nice instrument (also very cheap :p) and not that hard to learn the basics, worth trying ;).
     
  7. Mud

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    i have never heard of that instrument before o_O
    what does it look like?
    this intregues me...
     
  8. Trumpetmasta

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    I think he/she is talking about a blues harp which to us is a harmonica
     
  9. Kantza

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  10. Mud

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    oooohhh okay. I have never heard it called a bluesharp or blues harp. it looks a little difficult to play, talk about muscle memory!
     

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