Clarinet or trumpet?

Clarinet or trumpet?

Clarinet or trumpet?    02:44 on Thursday, October 11, 2007          

(3 points)
Posted by Quatch

I am total beginner at instrument play, I am 21, but I really feel need to start learning some instrument. I cannot decide between clarinet and trumpet. Please, can you help me to decide?
Which instrument is easier to play, easier to learn? Considering fingers, breath, timeconsumption... Which one do you think is more beautyful and which has greater usage?
I'll be very grateful for your posts.

Re: Clarinet or trumpet?    22:35 on Friday, October 19, 2007          

(46 points)
Posted by bbrandon

Well its a matter of opinion of which sound you like better. So my personal experience is that the clarinet is easier to learn than the trumpet...Each of them is a challenge though. I obviously play the trumpet and finally started loving it about 2 years ago when i learned beyond some barrier i guess and it was totally different. So if you are willing to put a good amount of time and effort into either, you will excel. I have heard that studies show that the trumpet is the most physical instrument out of them all by far. I would say that trumpet is harder but takes a lot of work and if u work it will pay off.

Hope this helps

Re: Clarinet or trumpet?    23:32 on Friday, October 19, 2007          


Don't mind me, I'm just trying to rack up some points. While I'm here though, pick neither. Try guitar.

Re: Clarinet or trumpet?    21:25 on Tuesday, October 23, 2007          

(38 points)
Posted by trumpet4life

definatley trumpet for its easy fingerings

Re: Clarinet or trumpet?    10:15 on Thursday, October 25, 2007          


My keyboard was messed up tha day, sorry. But really guitar is way better for the following reasons:
1.) You don't have to breath in to it. With a guitar, you can keep playing without the need of breathing.
2.) You can sing and play it at the same time. Because you have to breath into the trumpet(or clarinet), you can't sing.
3.) If it's finger strain you're worried about, you can buy light strings, which don't cause much force.
Believe me, I play the saxophone, and it's cool and all. But the guitar is way better.
Between trumpet and clarinet, though, trumpet sounds better and the mouth piece doesn't break.

Re: Clarinet or trumpet?    18:25 on Thursday, October 25, 2007          

(10 points)
Posted by alchemynut

i Play the trumpet and in my opinion Trumpets easier

Re: Clarinet or trumpet?    20:19 on Thursday, October 25, 2007          

(34 points)
Posted by CP124

I agree with Brandon both instruments have their challenges trumpet you have less fingers to learn however one key can equal five. But clairnet requires less physical ability but I personally love trumpet a lot more because it's so much more diverse you can play latin, jazz, classical, blues etc. you can do the same with clairnet too, but it's not as commonly seen or no. So it depends on your personal tastes too. Trumpet does take much more time to learn and develop technique.

Re: Clarinet or trumpet?    15:16 on Thursday, January 10, 2008          

(8 points)
Posted by iloveclarinet

My personal opinion, i think all woodwind instruments are so much easier to learn just because one fingering equals one note and you don't have to worry about buzzing the right pitch. do what you want, but i think clarinet as easier, but then again that is from a clarinet player's point of view.

Re: Clarinet or trumpet?    21:13 on Sunday, January 27, 2008          

(2 points)
Posted by clarinet37

i don't know much about trumpet but clarinet is certainly not cheap or easy. a beginner instrument can be purchased for a few hundred dollars but to get a truly rich tone a professional instrument is necessary and that can cost anywhere from $2500 up. a mouthpiece can also be quite pricy (much more than $25) and reeds really add up. cheap reeds are good for beginners but with any air support a better reed is needed and they cost generally around $3 each. the number of reeds used a year is enormous. as for difficulty, clarinet is not hard to play but it is hard to play well. it takes serious concentration and practice to be able to play the fingerings, tongue clearly, have a dark tone, play with expression, and just play well overall. still, clarinet is amazing and so much fun. it is definately worth the time and money. playing it in an ensemble is magical.

Re: Clarinet or trumpet?    21:25 on Thursday, April 24, 2008          

(43 points)
Posted by ClarinetClaire

Both instruments are quite beautiful. But, the clarinet is easier and quieter in case you live next door to people. The trumpet makes your lips all chapped and swollen.

Re: Clarinet or trumpet?    23:51 on Thursday, April 24, 2008          

(7 points)
Posted by highC

I've been playin the trumpet for years and I love it. With the right amount of pracice weekly, your talent will improve and I can almost guarantee you will fall in love with this instrument. Any instrument starts off challening but there are few instruments that can produce a sound more lovely and pure than the trumpet.

After playing for a while, your lips will get tired but they won't get swollen

Re: Clarinet or trumpet?    18:35 on Friday, April 25, 2008          


i like both a lot, but i would play clarinet. it's got a beautiful sound if you play it right and, woodwinds kick brass!

Re: Clarinet or trumpet?    10:23 on Saturday, May 03, 2008          

(34 points)
Posted by koolkat12296

Ok, this is just my opinion but i would do trumpet because it's very uppy and exciting! You could even eventually get into a jazz band if you wanted with trumpet. You have some great opporitunities with trumpet. But i guess clarinet is ok too. Hope i helped!

Re: Clarinet or trumpet?    11:40 on Monday, May 12, 2008          

(26 points)
Posted by thetrumpetguy

OK. It totally depends on whether you like the tone of a trumpet or a clarinet. I personally play the trumpet. But I play the clarinet as well. The clarinet is almost as hard and as costly as the trumpet. The one thing i've found is that they both take alot of air to play. They are both great instruments. Just remember, You can always switch from the trumpet to the clarinet or visaversa if the one is to hard. Thats my opinion. Thanks for asking. That was a good question. TTYL

Re: Clarinet or trumpet?    18:36 on Monday, May 12, 2008          

(63 points)
Posted by rhaisley

I play the Drums!

What do you guys play?


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