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ANY SUGGESTIONS???    18:31 on Sunday, July 29, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

trumpetbabe2012
(52 points)

hey how's it goin'?I'll be starting the 8th grade August 17,2007 and I've been playing a cornet since I started 6th grade.This is my 2nd year in marching band,and my band director wants me to get a more advanced TRUMPET instead of blurting out notes on my cornet.My mom is wanting to get me a silver horn,possibly a Blessing or a Yamaha.Do you have any suggestions as to what kind of horn I should get???

thank you and God bless-
TRUMPETBABE2012

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Re: ANY SUGGESTIONS???    15:13 on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

jackie09
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I would stay away from the blessing, but yamaha makes quality horns. Does it have to be silver? Please don't sacrifice quality for "shiny".
How far do you plan on going with trumpet?
If you want to continue playing into college I would suggest finding a used pro horn on ebay: Bach Strad, Yamaha 6335, 6345, xeno......, Getzen Severinsen, 900.....

I think that intermediate horns are a waste of money really.
Don't get a Blessing Artist just because it looks nice because it won't play nice. I would go fotr a Bach Strad with laquer wear that plays real well than a crappy playing shiny blessing.

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Re: ANY SUGGESTIONS???    15:43 on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

raparri
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Hi,

First off, what kind of cornet do you have? Why are you blurting out notes with it? Cornet can sound really nice. If you have been playing 2 years a student horn is fine unless you are a child prodigy. As the other person said getting a Pro horn used is better than a new cheap but shiny Blessing or other cheap horn. Student horns that are good are not cheap. Yamaha is a good horn maker, so is King, and Conn. Get a mouthpiece that sounds the best and feels the best when you are buzzing it. Buzz it as low and high as you can. Everyones lips are different. That may be your problem with the Cornet, not actually the horn itself.

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Re: ANY SUGGESTIONS???    10:43 on Thursday, August 02, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Mini_Miles_Davis
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well i'm gonna have to go with the first guy, you should get a pro horn if you plan on sticking to the habit. if you have the money and no preferences you should probably go to your nearest sam ash and get the bach big apple which is the new strad. but yeah if your wallet is in the whole i suggest you get an old pro trumpet, they sound just as good as the new ones. but don't get a student if you plan on sticking to it later on you'll find out that you would have to pull out the first slide at times. (most students don't come with the first ring slide.)

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Re: ANY SUGGESTIONS???    17:58 on Thursday, August 02, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

raparri
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You can't just throw money at every problem and expect to resolve it you need to know what the problem is first. If there is no talent a pro horn won't give it to you. A talented player or a pro can pick up a student horn and make it sound like a million dollars. A person who can't stay in the slot and blurts out odd sounds would make the best horn on earth sound like garbage. Find the source of the problem first and then address the problem. Is the Cornet a good quality horn or a piece of junk. If the horn won't slot that might be the problem. The horn might be great but if the mouthpiece is not right you will have to strain to hit notes that should be easy. Go to a music store with someone who knows, carry your old horn with you. Try different things, troubleshoot the problem.
The quality of the training might also be a problem. Check everything.

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Re: ANY SUGGESTIONS???    14:41 on Friday, August 03, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Mini_Miles_Davis
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but even though you're correct that wasn't necessarily the question lol

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Re: ANY SUGGESTIONS???    18:47 on Friday, August 03, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

jackie09
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I think the original poster just wanted to move on to trumpet.
The trumpet and the cornet are different instruments.

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Re: ANY SUGGESTIONS???    21:33 on Friday, August 03, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

raparri
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Let us know what you decide on I for one am interested!

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Re: ANY SUGGESTIONS???    10:04 on Wednesday, October 03, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

trumpetbabe2012
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yeah you guys are saying "good" is better than "shiny". {i agree} any way I can get good AND shiny??? KEEP THOSE REPLIES COMING!!!!

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Re: ANY SUGGESTIONS???    20:18 on Monday, June 09, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

trumpetbabe2012
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Okay you guys,thanks for your advice!A couple of months ago though,I got a Blessing.It has a good tone,and it's shiny!

   

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