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    Hi Bruce!

    Good on you! It's brilliant that you are trying !!

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    Re: Old "newbie" has questions

    Hi Bruce,

    Tell your wife that you are practicing your duck and geese calls if she is wondering what the strange noises are. Besides they're passing overhead pretty frequently right now in the "Land of the Living Skies".
    Keep on blowing.


    "Swift Current - where we're neither swift nor current"

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    Re: Old "newbie" has questions

    Hi Bruce,
    Welcome to TM, and of course you can play. It comes to my mind that perhaps starting with some bugle calls will help to build the lip and allow your ear to help you at the start.
    Getting a teacher is certainly the best and fastest way to learn.

    At 72 I can only admire you, and hope we can keep up with your progress.
    Cheers from Oz

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    Re: Old "newbie" has questions


    It is always encouraging to hear from other "returning" trumpet players. Although I don't face the other physical challenges that you do, I am 73 and began playing again after a layoff of 51 years. Less than 4 months ago I put a horn to my lips for the first time in over half a century. Today my playable range is up to "high C" and I have been able reach F and G above that on occasion. So yes, you can get your lip back, PLUS you don't have to play in the upper registers to enjoy playing the horn -- and I suspect that neither of us at this point in our lives is going to be performing before large audiences!!! Go after it, enjoy, and keep us posted.

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    Re: Old "newbie" has questions

    Hi Bruce,

    If you are successful practicing those duck and geese calls and they are landing, but not leaving your property, your "buzzing" must be working!

    Great to hear from you on TM.

    Best wishes,


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