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    Switching to trumpet

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    Re: Switching to trumpet

    I'm no expert but think someone will say that you may be alright but that you should continue to practice the trombone as much as you did before taking up the trumpet.
    I think some people here do play both and that one of the moderators plays trumpet and sometimes tuba so there's definately hope.
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    Re: Switching to trumpet

    Trombone is cool
    About 40 lbs of trumpet books for sale. Arban's, Colin, Gordon, all the good stuff. Ask me.

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    Re: Switching to trumpet

    It never did James Morrison any harm.

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    Re: Switching to trumpet

    Hello Billnye04 - Welcome to Trumpetmaster. We hope you find things that are useful and that you visit often and check out the happenings here.

    To the question of what to practice, the Arban exercise book is the "gospel" for trumpet players. It is available online or at any music store that sells brass stuff. Clarke technical studies is a close second - and better for some things - and is a great help. There are many others mentioned on this forum as well. But, there is also some snake oil so be a bit cautious.

    To the second point, again there are a lot of posts here about doubling in low and high brass. The general consensus is that it does not hurt if you are judicious in your practice time. I personally played baritone and trumpet some years ago and did not find it a problem switching back and forth. There are quite a few members here that play both trombone and trumpet and most have no issue with it.

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    Re: Switching to trumpet

    I used to double on trumpet and trombone, stopped along time ago when I left college and didn't have access to one any more.Anyway I didn't have problems switching from one to the other. Remember to play two different instruments well, you have to double your practice time.

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