Hey everyone, so as the title suggests, I need to learn how to play trumpet in two months for jazz band. I'm going to be a high school junior and have played percussion for 6 years, and upright bass for two so I do have a background in music.
I was the bassist for jazz band this past year and got sick of it so I decided I wanted to play trumpet, so I got one from my school a couple days ago. How big is the learning curve on the trumpet and how long will it take me to become proficient? I have basically all day every day this summer to practice and learn it, so I'm hoping I'll be pretty decent come August, but I've been practicing an hour a day on it for the past three days and I still can't even really play an open C in tune (Or anywhere remotely close to it) and it's starting to bother me. Is this one of those things where it will just come to me after practicing for a few weeks? And how realistic is my goal of learning the instrument in two months? I know most of you are going to reply " GET A TEACHER" but I probably won't be able to during this summer because I'm already taking percussion lessons in preparation for marching DCI next summer, so I'm on my own during these two months. Any tips/replies/encouragement is GREATLY appreciated guys!