Hey there, I'm an adult trombonist who played throughout high school and has picked playing back up two years ago for a community band and now a jazz band. The jazz band is lacking a dedicated trumpet player (our alto sax player is pulling double duty) and so I volunteered to switch since we have a great second trombone. However, trombone is the only wind instrument I've ever played and I'm not quite sure what I'm getting in to.
A few questions:
- What kinds of issues can I expect trying to switch between instruments?
- Any recommended exercises?
- If I stick with this, I'll probably want to buy. Any advice for a mid-range jazz trumpet?
- How good can I realistically expect to be after a few months of daily practice?