I got a used bb trumpet from a friend 2 months ago and im learning to play it. I've never played a wind instrument before, but I know my way around strings and keyboards.
My question is this: since I'm planning to play the trumpet mainly in groups with C tuned instruments, wouldnt it be easier for me to learn to play and read allready trasponing in C? Most of the music sheets aren't written for trumpet, so this way i can just play them and im in tune with the others. Often there is no music sheet at all, they just tell me which key they play in (well I'm obviously not good enough yet to do this on my trumpet, but I've been doing it on other instruments until now).
I'm also doing the first arban exercises in C, which makes them a little harder for a newbie since they are a tone higher, but it helps me get used to playing in C.
I know i should get a trumpet in C, but this is what i got. So instead of playing the few scores i have in Bb and strugle to transpose everything else, I decided to play everything in C and just 'strugle' with transposing when i find a score written in Bb.
Should I switch back to Bb? Cause 'it's a Bb instrument and you should play is as such' simply isn't a good enough reason for me. But I'm just a newbie affer all, so please come out with your critics/suggestions/ideas. Thx:)