For sure check out ITG!
The trumpet has the disadvantage that the sound is generated by our lips that really were not designed for that function. In addition there is a noise factor in the beginning that can't be ignored.
I don't recommend "elite" teachers. Decent local players can be very usefull in getting the most out of an instrument!.
Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
I certainly don't know the history of instrument-oriented music magazines, but I do know that the ascendancy of the guitar dates to the early 60s and the rise of rock and roll. There's a very interesting graph on p. 278 of Philip Ennis, The Seventh Stream: The Emergence of Rocknroll in American Popular Music which shows sales of guitars, pianos, and "other instruments" from 1950 to 1971. Piano sales are roughly constant through that period, "other instruments" goes up a bit, but guitar sales increase roughly nine-fold during the middle and late 60s. During the second half of the 19th century and into the first quarter or so of the 20th there was a brass-band movement in Europe and North America. All those band shells in American towns were built for brass bands. Every community had brass bands, and many companies had brass bands as well. This was major "volkmusik."
Last edited by bill benzon; 01-18-2009 at 04:32 PM.
Schilke B2, Benge Burbank 3X trumpet, Benge LA 3X flugel, Olds Mendez (long) cornet, Olds LA Super (1944), Getzen Picollo
In the early 20th century almost every household had a piano.
BrassMusician.com is an online magazine for brass players, by brass players. Anyone is free to submit an article, which is first moderated, and then published on the site.
Feel free to check it out: BrassMusician.com
All the best!
ITG Journal is my favorite.
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