I Want A Freaking Trumpet...!

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  1. Poodlesrule

    Poodlesrule Well-Known Member

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    Local symphony members gave a presentation, and I was picked to demonstrate making a basic sound on a trombone...fun!

    Totally new to me, but I am now very curious to try more!
    Loud!

    So, out looking for a trumpet.

    I think I am a bit like Curly (as in Larry and Moe) and his many, many dogs...
     
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    I went for Trumpet in elementary school band. It only had 3 buttons, so it seemed easy (heh). It was fun to play yes, but loud and annoying to practice.
     
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    Would a Freaky Trumpette do?

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    During the session I mentioned, the presenter, trumpet player in symphony orchestra, explained basic sound production, then modulation with mouth and tongue position. As an illustration, you can make a "o" sound and then a "umm" one, different mouth positions
    Serious physical mechanical memory at work, and a good amount of blowing.

    He had a silver piccolo trumpet that was just beautiful, in looks and sound.
     
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    A master at work...
     
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    I played trumpet in jr. high band. It was fun. I still have a trumpet, stuffed away in a closet somewhere. I'll break it out once a year or so, just to play around with. I can still remember the chromatic scale, and maybe 2 songs, but my embouchure just isn't what it used to be.
     
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    I went to college on a partial scholarship for music as a trumpet player.. played in a 60 pc concert band for a semester. Great feeling being inside one of those orchestras.

    Tried playing again a few years back... embouchure and chops done.
    Trumpet can be a cool instrument in a pop context, one of the reasons i like the band Cake a lot

     
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    I played Clarinet elementary school through high school. My kids played all through school too.I learned so much . I was not into sports as a kid so this was my Team.
     
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    I played trombone through high school and beyond. What I should have done is pick up the guitar then too. Nobody (almost) whips out a trombone at a campfire.
     
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    I just added some midi trumpets to a song I’ve been working on, and I got to thinking i’d Like to play trumpet too!
     
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    I started on drums, became proficient and still could do a few good sets with a band. I also picked up the guitar at an early age, then Bass, then Violin, etc. (anything with strings). Piano as a teenager, although only to bang out chords and minor accompaniment. Dated a lot off woodwinds girls, so learned that too. Not proficient, but I could make them sound like they were supposed to.

    Horns with a mouthpiece were my Kryptonite. I could not even make a fart noise if I was lucky.

    God bless you if you can make that happen!
     
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    Old band joke...
    French Horn players are great kissers, but they hold you kind of funny.
     
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    That is "laugh out loud" funny.
     
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    Ha! The mental image there is great...people gathered around the crackling campfire in the dark, one guy strumming his acoustic guitar, one guy playing his harmonica as the listeners sway to the music...then one guy pulls out his trombone and *BRRRRAAAAAAAP* knocks everybody backwards off their log...

    I once found a trombone in the garbage at a medical school (don't ask me why...maybe it was a case of "Dad, I know you want me to follow in your footsteps as a jazz musician, but my real passion is gastroenterology!") and tried playing it a little bit. That thing is way harder than it looks, which gave me some respect for anyone who can play it.
     
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    If you thought whacking stuff with your headstock was an issue, its WAY worse with a trombone. So knocking them off the log is a very real risk. If not, your likely to get them with the spit...

    But laying down a cool ska groove is okay.
     
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    The trombone will hang over the fire and get hot enough to burn your lips. Stick to the trumpet...or piccolo. The piccolo is also smaller and lighter to pack.
     
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    Amazon Warehouse, silver trumpet.:sneaky:
    WTF!

    Can't use headphones!
     
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    Run a garden hose from the Trumpet to your ear!
     
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