Just started learning trumpet!
 

Just started learning trumpet!

    
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Just started learning trumpet!    03:43 on Friday, October 31, 2003
(Boaky)
I started learning the trumpet a few weeks ago and am really enjoying it (although at points I sound like the QE2!!) Can any fellow trumpeters share their tips and experiences at beginning the instrument?

So far, I have been holding long notes for as long as I can (about 30 seconds - think that`s ok for now) and can play about 6 major scales, altho not quite fluidly yet and I can play the tune of Summmertime, altho I struggle going from middle c down to the g a 4th below....

Any simple tunes that are easy for beginners that I could try? My lower range is better than my higher at the mo...

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Re: Just started learning trumpet!    20:01 on Monday, December 22, 2003
(stewart)
hey keep it up dude, I played for many years and waz 1st trumpet at colledge but I am quicly finding that after 15 years of no playing its a struggle. It sounds like you are doing some serious practice which is good. I also think you should play without music and F&^% around with stuff and diffrent sounds that can be made. Enjou!!

p.s can you recomend anyware good online to find some music and stuff for me to relearn some basics.

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Re: Just started learning trumpet!    20:24 on Saturday, April 24, 2004
(Pyro)
I HAVE A PROBLEM.......... I HAVE BRACES. I JUST STARTED PLAYING TRUMPET AND I WAS WONDERING IF ANY1 HAD ANY TIPS FOR ME.
I HAVE BEEN PLAYING TROMBONE FOR ABOUT 2-3 YEARS AND IT HAS A BIGGER MOUTH-PIECE SO ITS EASIER TO PLAY.
THANX....

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Re: Just started learning trumpet!    15:44 on Thursday, July 01, 2004
(John)
hey i saw this website that looked like it had some good stuff for you guys. buzzing is a great way to get fluidity, he has something about brace guard, buit i was always told that you just have to learn to play with minimal preasure. good luck guys.

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Re: Just started learning trumpet!    17:43 on Sunday, July 25, 2004
(anthony)
when you all started playing your saxs/tumpets did you all just buy them then start learning or did you hire one?

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BIG ADVICE    06:36 on Thursday, July 29, 2004
(Jeung)
yo friends belive me and dont study trumpet it so hard i played for 4 years and im steel bad

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Re: Just started learning trumpet!    03:38 on Friday, August 06, 2004
(l think l`m crap)
hi, is learning trumpet hard?
l find it hard to hold on to a note for long and l donbt know if l can play.
l dont know if l`m good enough

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Re: Just started learning trumpet!    12:51 on Saturday, August 07, 2004
(Lobke)
Learning trumpet is hard and you always have to practise, for years and then it`s still not enough, but do it! It`s great to play trumpet! I`m crazy about it.


When you just started learining trumpet, make sure that the posture of your mouth is correct. Therefor you have to see a teacher. Keep practising, long notes are ok i think. It`s normal that you can`t play high notes fluent. You have to practice on it. Practice on big intervals. There are exercices for.


Good luck!


Lobke




If there are more questions, you know me...

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Re: Just started learning trumpet!    10:32 on Saturday, September 18, 2004
(trumpeter)
Hey Pyro,

I play the trumpet in High School, and I have braces. I am also 3rd Chair in the High School band. I would recommend not playing high notes, because it will make cuts in your lips, but after time, you won`t care. Ask your othodontist for some lip protecters, and tell them you play trumpet, they might be able to help.

Good Luck

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Re: Just started learning trumpet!    20:37 on Thursday, October 14, 2004
(johnny boy)
Hey im johnny boy i`ve been playing trumpet for six years and im Lead trumpet in a jazz band.....and i have braces.You got to work your tail off but it gets better trust me....Your teachers or dentist might say you wont be able to hit high notes......i hit high notes above The staff......just remember When you are not practicing some one else is....so practice,practice,practice.

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Re: Just started learning trumpet!    04:34 on Tuesday, November 30, 2004
(Pavan)
Hi, I have been playing for a few months now. I had an unusual problem, my front teeth are chipped(i had a fall as a kid) and the sharp edges would cut my lips when I played high notes. To avoid this I used to play with a slightly different embouchure, this affected the tonal quality.
now I have got the edges blunted by my dentist, I can play more comfortably and am able to produce a much better tone as well. So if u can speak to your dentist, do that as soon as possible and get braces guard(?) because if one gets used to a wrong embouchure while just learning how to play, it get really hard to break the habit. Also eventually, we will want to play Still higher notes, which will become all but imposssible if nothing is done now. So just coping might do for now, in a school band, but it u want to play through your life, correct it now.
Good luck and PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!!! nothing else will make a good player out of you.


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Re: Just started learning trumpet!    04:38 on Tuesday, November 30, 2004
(Pavan)
Hi, I have been playing for a few months now. I had an unusual problem, my front teeth are chipped(i had a fall as a kid) and the sharp edges would cut my lips when I played high notes. To avoid this I used to play with a slightly different embouchure, this affected the tonal quality.
now I have got the edges blunted by my dentist, I can play more comfortably and am able to produce a much better tone as well. So if u can speak to your dentist, do that as soon as possible and get braces guard(?) because if one gets used to a wrong embouchure while just learning how to play, it get really hard to break the habit. Also eventually, we will want to play Still higher notes, which will become all but imposssible if nothing is done now. So just coping might do for now, in a school band, but it u want to play through your life, correct it now.
Good luck and PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!!! nothing else will make a good player out of you.


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Re: Just started learning trumpet!    16:05 on Thursday, December 16, 2004
(Daniel Ordidge)
Hey all!, i hav bin playin for 10 years and believe me it is worth all da practice wen u start to rock!!!!!, jus work on ya sound and how to end da notes cus dat is wat makes a good player and a good sound and dont forget to enjoy your playin!!!
p.s does anyone know any good jazz technique sites??

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Seroiusly    20:39 on Saturday, December 18, 2004
(Althea)
Trumpet is an amzaing instrument. Don`t beleive others. I`m 12 and my teacher says I`m a natural at it and my mark for music, 98%!!! So believe in yourself not others.

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Re: Just started learning trumpet!    16:26 on Monday, December 20, 2004
(eren ozkan)
any tips for a person trying start up a ska band?

   

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