1890's (est) LeFever "691" Cornet
1910 Grand Rapids Inst. Co. "USA Line" Baritone
1920's (est) Harwood "Artist Solo Model" Cornet
1954 Olds (LA) "Ambassador" Cornet
1956 Olds (EF) "Ambassador" Trumpet
1989 Selmer "Bundy" Trumpet
2007 Kanstul "KSB100" 3-Valve Bugle
"Villains always have antidotes... they're funny that way. "
I learned trumpet with minimal help, just my sister who plays horn (who went on to become a music major, but that's another story) and I turned out well. If you can find anyone who at least knows the basics, it's better than nothing. Watch videos, read books, read websites. Something is better than nothing. By watching videos of trumpeters on YouTube, you can learn a lot. I recommend Nick Drozdoff's videos, because he has an account here so you can ask him things, and from his videos, he has a pretty standard embouchure, which would be good to imitate.
And don't worry about money in your school. Our school barely gives us enough money to cover replacements and repairs. Almost our whole marching band program is supported by fundraisers. If you really try, you can make the money easily.
I wont flame anyone. I would say though that seldom are exceptions to the norm the best way to base advice or write policy. Obviously though their are always exceptions to the norms. Prsonely I would not go that wrote but in the end you have to be your Captain of your own ship! So what ever route you take just understand that most of the people on this site give advise withthe hope of seeing someone achive their goals not to dash them or step on them. I know I normal approach each question from a stand point of how can I help this person not how can I stop them from achieveing their dream's. So just know that even those that said things you did not want to hear did so with nothing but love and good will in their hearts! I do hope you reach your goals of makeing music but I could care less if you do it on a trumpet or flute or a recorder I think all that matter's is that you have a love for music and should embrace it and try to grow it! In the end the instrument you use to express your love of music really does not matter in spite of this being a trumpet biased forum! Good Luck and God Bless!! Do keep us up to date every couple of months about how things are going no matter what you decide!
edcon: im in 11th grade. did i mention i go to a private school?
ccnochops: thanks for the encouragement dude, i really appreciate it
hehe thanks lovevixen!
i really do appreciate all this support.
thank you everyone!
just my two cents worth ,try watching u-tube
i think someone here can steer you in the right direction , i learn alot there.
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Have a repair tech run a dent ball chaser through the bell section of the horn. I once got a great deal on a Yamaha 6345 that had a pencil stub stuck in the bell crook. It played fine... after the pencilectomy.
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