Well, it finally happened! For those who have been following my posts, I have been looking for a trumpet. Well, recently a member on here (I will credit you in a little bit when I can go back and look your name up) found one on my local Craigslist. It actually didn't seem like a deal at first but my parents contacted the seller and got it for me and kept it a secret so I'd have a cool surprise for Christmas! Check it out: http://tinypic.com/r/2ylmc6f/8
It's in near mint condition. It's a Kanstul Besson 609 and it came with a Bach 7C mouthpiece. I actually managed to get sound from it pretty quickly although stable sound is a bit of an issue (though it's coming along). I actually made a video of me playing "Hot Cross Buns":
Don't mind my little celebration, I'd been having issues getting the notes to stabilize unlike earlier and I didn't think I'd manage to play it all the way through the first time playing it! I posted that on Facebook earlier just for fun. After messing with the trumpet for maybe half an hour I could keep a few notes stable and thought to myself, "hey, the first three steps is a simple song, why not try to play it?" I'm not sure if I was more excited, or if my family was more bewildered by the excitement! Other than that I've been trying to play up the C scale; I can get up to G. Also having issues with hitting notes, as in I'll play no fingers and it'll either be really low, or really high, not the C it should be. So I'm still trying to figure out how that works, and essentially playing different notes with same fingerings. Of course it's day one, and it's just me having fun. Plus I'm just rambling right now about my day!
Anyways, I'll leave it here for now! I'll be taking the mouthpiece around with me a lot and practicing the buzzing, and am researching teachers and books. The trumpet came with two but they were school band sort of books. I unfortunately have to leave for a bit this coming week so most of my practice will just be mouthpiece based, so I'll be trying to memorize fingerings and learning more about mouthpiece buzzing but I would love to hear any advice you guys and gals have about learning! Thanks again! I'll leave you with me and the trumpet: http://tinypic.com/r/2ee8l0x/8