young on the trumpet...

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by trumpet 101, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. trumpet 101

    trumpet 101 Pianissimo User

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    hello all,

    ive been playing trumpet for three and half years, so im "young" at the trumpet. heres the question: do any of you more experienced players have any tips for the trumpet? things to watch out for and things to do?

    thanks,
    Blake
     
  2. ewetho

    ewetho Piano User

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    If you can, find a great private instructor to go over those things with you directly. He/She will be able to correct what you are doing specifically and guide you through your practicing to get the most out of that too.

    I am a comeback guy and I can not tell you how valuable that is in the long run. I have been getting mine since March. The progress this year is amazing to me.
     
  3. missmybaby

    missmybaby Pianissimo User

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    Yup, a good teacher will work wonders. Make sure you get a good one.
    I had to reset my embouchure when I got a solid teacher, mine was pretty messed up and the first teacher didn't take the time (or have the knowledge) to set me straight, so I struggled. Once that was worked out, I was good to go and had a lot more fun playing.
    Basic advice I think most, if not all here, would agree with is to avoid "resetting" the mouthpiece as you play. Set it and forget it. But get a good teacher to tell you that.
    =)
     
  4. ComeBackKid

    ComeBackKid Fortissimo User

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    Read all posts on this site. Then re-read them. It's all here (somewhere).
     
  5. walldaja

    walldaja Pianissimo User

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    there is no substitute for regular practice, get a good digital recorder and listen to how you sould too plus all the other folks said
     
  6. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    the best tip is to get used to good old fashioned hard work. All of the players looking for a short cut are wasting their time and valuable space on the internet!

    Success is measured in months and years. Never forget that.
     
  7. Markie

    Markie Forte User

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    Make music and Have Fun!! Pick out a CD and try to play along with it or set in with some friends and play.
     
  8. trumpet 101

    trumpet 101 Pianissimo User

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    thanks for all the tips!
     

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