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dog 01-19-2008 03:50 AM

Trumpet
 
i just bought a trumpet, and i dont know how to play it, any suggestions?

right-track 01-19-2008 08:11 AM

Use your mouth!
Or better still...stick it up your arse and join a circus. ;)
That I'd pay to see.

There really is only one answer for this question...lessons.
And lots of them.
Seriously, my younger sister once bought a trombone (she's a bit :crazy: ) and it's not as easy as it looks.

blachalaheebow 01-21-2008 08:04 AM

you create the sound by blowing air and buzzing your lips in the mouthpiece, and press the valves down and tighten/loosen your stomach to change pitch.

fingerings:

C- open-no vales pressed
C#/D flat- all three valves pressed
D- first valve(closest to you) and third valve(farthest from you) pressed
D#/E flat- second(middle) valve and third valve pressed
E- first and second valve pressed
F- first valve pressed
F#/G flat- second valve pressed
G- open (tighten stomach more than you would for low C)
G#/A flat- second and third valve pressed(tighten stomach more than you would for E flat)
A- first and second valve pressed(tighten stomach more than you would for E)
A#/B flat- first valve pressed(tighten stomach more than you would for F)
B- second valve(tighten stomach more than you would for F#)
C- open(tighten stomach much more than you would for low C)

the fingerings for upper octave notes are different, but until you get the hang of the trumpet, stick with these.

KevinTh0m 03-17-2008 05:52 PM

Hey dude! Suggestions will probably not help you much. I recommend you get your lungs up to par (hold you breath for 10 seconds, then 15, etc. Im at 3 and 1/2 minutes...)


Get lessons, or expirement with the above posters fingerings, also go buy a beginners trumpet book, I practically taught myself with one of those $12 things...

SATCHMO 03-17-2008 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by KevinTh0m (Post 456342)


Get lessons, or expirement with the above posters fingerings, also go buy a beginners trumpet book, I practically taught myself with one of those $12 things...

You seem to be pretty hardcore into the trumpet. Who are your influences?

Farfisa 09-14-2009 05:19 PM

I'm planning on buying a trumpet soon... any advice as to what model and brand I should buy and also tips on how to start playing?

VEGANGELICA 07-03-2010 11:26 PM

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Originally Posted by loose_lips_sink_ships (Post 735961)
I'm planning on buying a trumpet soon... any advice as to what model and brand I should buy and also tips on how to start playing?

Loose lips, I've been musing recently about buying a trumpet (and tonight's the night, actually), and so I dug up this old thread to share an amusing comment I read about purchasing silver-plated student trumpets, which otherwise would be laquered brass and look like the brass instruments they actually are:

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ABOUT SILVER-PLATED TRUMPETS: Guide to new trumpets

The silver adds about $75 - $120 to the price, but is worth it because the horns maintain their appearance and value better, certainly smell (that's right--smell--I don't know why) better, and, again, in my opinion, play slightly better. Some professional players prefer the lacquer horns, suggesting that the sound is "warmer." But that doesn't matter anyway, since nearly all high school trumpet players would rather appear in public with their parents all in swimwear than play a lacquered trumpet.

I know that most high school kids would rather play a silver plated Happy Meal toy than a lacquered brass pro quality horn, slaves to fashion that they are, but for those who are more interested in the sound, terrific buys can be found in lacquered brass horns.
They are often $200 less than their silver plated counterparts.
:laughing: "High school trumpet players would rather appear in public with their parents all in swimwear than play a lacquered (brass-colored) trumpet!" Heh heh. I think this is probably true. I remember in high school band how we all noticed when the best trumpet player got a SILVER trumpet, the first one in the band. We knew he was good then.

I mock this. But even I'm tempted to get a silver-plated one! ;) The Barrington BRG101 Series Student Bb Trumpet. So, did you ever get your trumpet, and was it difficult to learn to play?

VEGANGELICA 07-21-2010 02:30 AM

Well, I got my Barrington BRG101 Series Student Bb Trumpet in the mail, and I am now wondering approximately how long it will take my lips to get strong enough to get a good, in-tune note on the trumpet, assuming I practice 20 minutes a day.

I have been practicing my embouchure...holding my lips as if I were saying "mmmm," pinching the corners of my mouth together in a little smile, and sputtering my lips, kind of like I'm spitting out a hair...using just my mouthpiece to get different kazoo-like notes, using tonguing to separate them. For some reason, I find I like to do the Rocky theme!

When I actually attach the mouthpiece to the trumpet, I can get trumpet-sounds, but the notes aren't in tune yet...they seem to be a few notes sharp from where they are supposed to be. I'm hoping this will improve as my lips get stronger. Any trumpet players out there who know? Is what I'm experiencing normal? I've watched a few online free trumpet tutorials but haven't seen this issue mentioned yet.


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