Trumpet Discussion Discuss How old are you... in the General forums; I am also a luker here on TM
I started when I was 8, dad started me (he his a ...
06-05-2005, 03:39 PM #111 Mezzo Forte User
I am also a luker here on TM
I started when I was 8, dad started me (he his a HS band director), began lessons at 10.
So i am 21, and that leaves what, 14 trumpet years.
I did quit one summer completly, I didnt get into juilliard, manhattan, or curtis... so i said screw the trumpet. I came back after a few months, but getting back in shape was hell!
06-14-2005, 03:57 PM #112 Pianissimo User
16 in real years, 3 in trumpet years.
I've been playing trumpet for 5 years, but I was never really into it. I started to have an affinity for playing around November '04. I haven't looked back since. My tone is improving like mad!
[tpt: Yamaha Xeno Custom]
[mpc: Monette B6]
06-15-2005, 11:48 PM #113 Mezzo Piano User
I'm 17 in real years and 9 in trumpet years, I turned to the dark side in 4th grade... However, I'm 14 in music years, does that count for anything?
07-01-2005, 12:37 PM #114 New Friend
14 in "real" years...
Almost 4 in trumpet years!
I'm one of the more trumpet naive on the board.
"A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence." Leopold Stokowski
07-01-2005, 01:08 PM #115 Mezzo Piano User
I started playing in 4th grade (back in 1975), so come August I'll be 30 in trumpet years! Even though I wasn't a music major in school I’ve never taken any time off of the horn and was very lucky to find some really fun ensembles right out of school. I was in a brass band, a great brass quintet, several community orchestras, a top-notch wind ensemble (which formed the year after I moved to the Phoenix area), and studying and playing with some outstanding symphony players. I’m down to two ensembles and weekly lessons, which keeps me plenty busy.
It seems like it took me 25+ years to really figure out how to play the horn (from a sound production perspective). It was amazing how much easier everything became once I got my arms around that aspect of playing! Now I can play through several Charlier etudes in a session, where before I would do well to get through half a page. Some things get so much easier with age and experience!
Oh, let's see, 78.9% of my age is with horn in hand (30/38). 80% is just around the corner (32/40), but 90% won't happen for another 42 years (72/80)!
07-01-2005, 01:39 PM #116
07-03-2005, 01:42 AM #117 Piano User
42, and 32. Took ninth grade off, but never totally stopped. I also took off my second year in college, when I was studying in Israel. But I could not stay away after hearing some good playing from an american ex-pat Jazz player there.
Getzen 850 Cornet
Yamaha Xeno C 8445
Bach Corp. 3C, Curry 3F, Curry 3DC. (cornet), Stork 5P
07-05-2005, 04:44 PM #118 New Friend
31 years 17 trumpet
07-05-2005, 05:29 PM #119 Pianissimo User
I am 31 years old.
I spent 17 years playing the trumpet and the past 4 playing cornet.
Horn: Flip Oakes Wild Thing American Long Cornet
Mouthpiece: Monette B1-1
07-05-2005, 05:34 PM #120 New Friend
I'm 15 in real years, 4 in trumpet years.
And I'm pulling my own.
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