Advise your family that you PLAY a trumpet; you don't BLOW it.
In HS (late 80's) I was 2nd chair to a senior my sophmore year. Our 1st and 3rd chair trumpet players were both female and were excellent trumpet players. I still stay in touch with them to this day but they no longer play being working moms and all. The first chair was not so spectacular to look at but had a great personality, always positive and she is the one who recruited me into Jazz and taught me how to improv. She drilled me with memorizing every freaking scale written. Then, after about four months, we had a fun jam session and she said looked at me after blowing away all the other trumpet player telling me to take the lead. For the first time ever, a light turned on in my head that I had never known before. The 4 beat per bar and scale structure simply made sense along with the modulated changes moving up or down. So that was the first chair, our 3rd chair was a gorgeous Latina girl who's older brother is a great Marichi player named David Renteria. Her playing skills were great and had the best articulation of all our trumpet line. She taught me how important it was to completely and quickly depress the valves when going through passages. Then, she showed me how to double tongue while going up and down scales. Timing and lots of practice later I finally had it. Great girls with lots to offer.
1964 H. N. White King Super 20 model 1049S
1970 King Super 20 S2
1976 King Silver Flair (Custom engraved)
Dave, I've been playing a little over 30 years, and have actually encountered very little sexism. One of my college teachers had problems understanding why I wasn't a feminist, and I replied because I don't need to! The ultimate goal of the work of past feminists was so that I could live life normally, and so I will until I feel the need to fight. He liked that answer a lot :)
Adams A1, satin gold lacquer, 0.55 (and it's twin in clear lacquer)
Adams F2, gold brass bell 0.55
Yamaha 8335LA (Navy horn)
Adams ACB Prologue
NY Bach Mercury
Marcienkewicz Rembrandt flugel (for sale! Contact Trent Austin for details)
French Besson Classic C
Yamaha 761 Eb/D
Weril Regium Eb/D (for sale soon)
vintage Benge pocket trumpet
Austin Custom Brass mouthpieces
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Yamaha Xeno 8335S Bb Trumpet
Yamaha Chicago 9445CHS C Trumpet
1983 Mercedes II Bb Trumpet
Curry 3M, 3C.
Yamaha 14C4, 14B4, 16C4-GP
Of course flugelygirl is sexy!! Read a few of her posts and you cannot miss it! (I mean Ms it!) The sexiest things we have are words!
1991 King Silver Flair
1953 Olds Super (LA)
1979 King KG1055T (pre UMI) Silver Flair
1940? Olds Ambassador (LA) tenor trombone
I'm not responsible for offending people -- people are responsible for themselves taking offense at me
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