not getting any sound out of my trumpet 20:23 on Wednesday, December 03, 2003
Hi. I used to play the trumpet throughout elementary school and high school. I haven`t played now in a number of years but I reecntly bought a new trumpet to get back into it and also maybe to teach my son.
My problem is that when I got the trumpet home it played fine. It was just like riding a bicycle. Sadly, it did get put away again for a while but when I brought it out yesterday, I can`t get any sound out of it. I can get sound if I take out the tuning slide but then I only get sound, not notes. It almost feels like there`s something plugging it but there`s not. It`s like trying to blow up a balloon that hasn`t been stretched out first, you feel like your head is going to blow up.
I have never experienced this problem before. Any suggestions?