Trumpet to Valve Bone

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  1. mconour

    mconour New Friend

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    Due to a lack of 'bone players in my area, I'm considering doubling on valve bone. I've never played bone or read bass clef. Can anyone give me suggestions on where or how to start? I should have a valve bone available soon. I'm not giving up trumpet, our big band needs bone players and I thought I'd try doubling. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    mconour,
    forget the valve bone. Just get a normal slide trombone. You will learn the slide positions fast and have a lot more fun with a better instrument for the same money!

    Wit reading bass cleff you start in the same place as with the trumpet: long tones and scales! Then intervals. Pick up a hymnbook-hundreds of easy bass clef parts!
     
  3. mconour

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    Thank you for your help. I have easy access to the valve bone and it's free. That's why I thought I'd give it a try rather than the slide version. I'm a little concerned as to how the 'bone mouthpiece will affect my trumpet chops. I guess I'll try it and see how it goes. Thanks again.
     
  4. rowuk

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    I play tenor horn with a trombone mouthpiece still today with no detrimental effects on my trumpet chops. As a matter of fact, your breathing will probably improve quite a bit!
     
  5. Wlfgng

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    Your biggest hurddle will be the mental part of playing, it will help with your transposing skills for sure.
     
  6. oldlou

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    In addition to the above, treble clef euph charts are very common and the valve 'bone' is in that same class.


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