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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by RHSbigbluemarchingband, Apr 22, 2009.
11 in the 6th grade, so I have only have 4 years on me... I had a pawn shop Bach TR300
9 years old through my 20's, played only periodically in my 30's and nothing from 39 till 50. Now 2 years into it with barely a day off. Started with a Bundy rental and then a student Bach through most of high school.
MySpace.com - Ed Mann - 52 - Male - LA, California - www.myspace.com/jazzlips
At 12 years old I joined a bugle Band (Bb) at school,
so when I started to play Trumpet at 13 I had a range to G above the staff...discovered open Bb on bugle. Studied trumpet seriously for 5 years, then found Jazz, and enjoyed playing for a few more years. Never got to a Double C, my limit was G above High C when I was good. Gave it up in early 20s to concentrate on my day job and studies.
My wife had never heard me play, but bought me a Jupiter Pocket trumpet for my 48th Birthday. Played at Xmas, and at parties for family and friends.
Got back playing last year (50+ yo) and found a strong lip, capable of a strong High C, and now get a reliable G....back to where I gave it up. Sadly my reading is still poor, but improving with a good teacher. (Glasses and astigmatism make it more difficult - age issues)...still love it, and still searching for the On/Off button....
Explains the large collection...
Started at 11, First trumpet was Stagg 77-T, which was actually an alright horn, for NZ$300 or thereabouts.
Selmer Bundy......the horn was older than me. right now it is probably a brass tie-down, or two, or three, on a yaght somewhere around Pensacola, Florida.
I was, um.............eleven years,four months....16 days......forget how many hours.
My first music teacher was my "best friend", Mr Fusanii. In less than a year he moved away for a better job. Since that day he moved, 33 years ago, my experience with music teachers, instructors and directors, leaders, and even up to the "Prince", last Thursday, has lead me still to miss him tremendously.
Here's to Mr. Fusanii wherever you are!
An amendment to my post:
I was 10 years, 3 months, 3 days, and 4 Hours (11 O'clock Christmas Morning, my Dad gave me my first lesson, and I took lessons at school which started the following February)
I started at age 10 and my first horn was a '60's vintage Getzen Series 300 (which I still have)-a very good horn for a student model.
you got me beat! But, by how many minutes!!!! HAH!
I was 10. My grandfather died in that year and I inherited his Holton Clarke model long cornet. I still use the horn occasionally today.