I play both. It's really apples and oranges strictly speaking of learning them. I'd say alot depends on what you want to accomplish and how old you are. Like if you want to get into jazz combos, etc. and you're "late in life" sax might be better because it's definitely easier to get to a certain level of proficiency. OTOH if you've got time, lots of it, trumpet's great. Much greater "learning curve" as far as getting to a presentable sound. (I'm 3 yrs into it and still have a year or two before I'd feel comfortable out in public).
bah do dweeeee bah do bleep blop
Olds Supers, LA (1953), Ful. (1962)
Olds Recording, LA (1952)
Olds Studio, LA (1953)
Olds Special, Ful. (1964)
Olds Ambassador, LA (1954)
Olds Ambassador, Ful. (1973)
Bach Strads 37-(1967, 1970, 1974, 1982)
Bach Strad 72 MLV (1973), 72* (1982)
Kanstul 1500 (2002), 1502 (2008), 1503 (2002)
Kanstul 1537 (2007)
Kanstul Chicago (2000)
Kanstul 1510 C
King Liberty (1929,1929)
King Liberty 2 (1938, 1944)
King Liberty 2b (1950)
J.H. Darby 45 USA
Holton (Revelation) 1924
Kanstul 1525 Flugelhorn
Sit down, deary. Let me look into my crystal ball... Hmm, I see you have a strong heart and courage. You desire to be inspiring to others... You have dreams of standing on stage naked?? Wait... I see something in your hand... Of course! It's a trumpet. I should have known all along. You are choosing a difficult and frustrating path, but the destiny! Now that is fulfilling.
It will take away all pretense and make you strong, if you do not give in to the merely soothing, the sensual way of the lesser path. Sophia knows...
No buzz, no standing wave, no sound.
This came up on another thread. You can get a visualizer (a mpc rim attached to a rod) to see were you are placing your lips. OP may also have a dental issue that requires extra attention.
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Knowledge is freedom, and ignorance is slavery - Miles Davis
The difference between a beginner and pro mouthpiece is practice - tobylou8
Nobody has learned how to play the trumpet. It's endless. - Maynard Ferguson
Don't be afraid to try something different. The Ark was built by an amateur and the Titanic was built by a group of experienced engineers.
By the inch it's a cinch, by the yard, it's hard!
and to think people say that I have NO VALUABLE INFORMATION in any of my posts ---- silly punk kids!!!!
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
Don't laugh here, that was exactly my rationale when picking the instrument. Well, that and the fact that it's at home in classical as well as pop, jazz, funk, R&B, latin, and pretty much any other interesting music one can come up with. Plus, a national anthem (any one of them for that matter) is just not the same on sax. Try the Star Spangled Banner on sax and see how it is, vs trumpet. See what I mean? The Marseillaise on sax? Just doesn't cut it. Pictures at an exhibition? Don't think so. Bach's magnificat? No way. Etc, etc...It's just got 3 valves... Gotta be simple.... Right?!
Selmer Radial, Bb.
Yamaha YTR4420E, C.
1930 Couesnon cornet
A mind that masters the breath
Creates strength (Lao-Tzu).
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