"First Trumpets. Don't add notes above what's written!"
--Former Cal Band Director Bob Briggs, rehearsing the final chord of Battle Hymn of the Republic.
I have been playing trumpet for over 50 years and about 15 years ago one of the bands I was playing in lost one of its euphonium players. Since I was the only one in the band with experience on that instsrument and had one, I took over that position.
I found that switching back and forth actually helped me become a better trumper player as well as a better euphonium player. A baritone is "just a light weight euphonium". Baritone/Euphonium music often comes in treble cleff too, but learning bass cleff fingering will be useful.
I hope you will find the same effect will happen to you. Switching back and forth should not hurt you in any way.
My ability to play multi instrument helps me to play in more bands. You will find the same too.
Learn the Trombone as well.
Good luck and stay with it.
Last edited by Bourbon City; 11-30-2009 at 05:42 PM. Reason: moved a sentence
Dale Schmidt, P.E.
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