What age did you start playing trumpet?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by RHSbigbluemarchingband, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Harky

    Harky Pianissimo User

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    Age 12 in 1963. I was playing a bugle with NO MOUTHPIECE in it. My parents thought I perhaps would like a trumpet.

    First horn was Buescher Aristrocrat. Played it for seven years. Wish I had it back. Traded it for Selmer Modified K. Still have it. Anybody interested? :)
     
  2. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    WHAT!!! I would have reported your parents to Children's Protective Services!!!!
     
  3. thomasando

    thomasando New Friend

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    My dad is a trumpeter, and I could make a sound out of a horn before I could speak.... not sure if that counts as 'playing'...!

    I started learning properly when I was 5, first instrument was a Boosey and Hawkes Imperial cornet. I've been playing continuously, aside from one year off. I'm now going on 31.
     
  4. VetPsychWars

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    Huh I forgot to contribute. Age 10 with my grandfather's horn.

    Tom
     
  5. WyldeBill66

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    Started in 7th grade. When music classes are first available in school. I had a rental briefly, then a beat up old Conn horn. Step dad wasn't interested in spending money on a good instrument for me, even though I played trumpet because that's what he played and would only pay for a trumpet. I now play a 1938 King Silvertone. I think I traded up...Now I just need to get back to playing it...
     
  6. tobylou8

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    Was it a Buescher? :roll:
     
  7. VetPsychWars

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    Yes, it was. It was because of that horn that my whole Buescher fascination started. No one I ever played with had one like it.

    Tom
     
  8. bydetn18

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    Started playing at qge 11 in the 6th grade. I forget the name. Some cheapo brand thats no longer in production. Syarted playing again last year, at 32, on the Bach Omega I bought in high school.
     
  9. kingtrumpet

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    YES -- the very best trumpet players (uhm, Bugelists for the English translation aka Rapier likes that spelling the best - ROFL ROFL ROFL) --but the very best bugle/trumpet players can play very well without a mouthpiece ------ the rest of us have to cheat a bit, and use a mouthpiece ((I have an interesting story about Phil Driscoll in a live concert demonstrating various "cheap garage sale trumpets", and also various mpcs, and also the use of NO MOUTHPIECE -- where all of the methods sounded pretty much the same)) --- I guess that was to prove that the "equipment" does not really matter as much as the PLAYER. play and be happy!!
     
  10. Fluegel-Boy

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    I started playing at age 9 at the end of 3rd grade.

    My first trumpet was a York National.
     

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