Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > Artists Corner > Talk Instruments
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

View Poll Results: Yes or no?
Yes 9 69.23%
No 1 7.69%
I don't know 3 23.08%
Voters: 13. You may not vote on this poll

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-13-2010, 08:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
Le professeur de musique
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Mass.
Posts: 66
Default Who thinks that it's extremly achievable for one to teach themselves trumpet?

It's just an idle question, honestly. I just want to see what y'all think.

EDIT: Without the use of a teacher, such that you could find on youtube. Books are OK.
Dr. Lea Moudlian
Director of Music
Clear View Regional High School
Home of the Firebird Marching Band

Music is expression

Last edited by bandteacher1; 02-17-2010 at 08:59 AM.
bandteacher1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2010, 09:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
Music Addict
storymilo's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,826


cue motivational music here.
storymilo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2010, 09:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
Neapolitan's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Les Barricades Mystérieuses
Posts: 6,539

I voted "Yes"
There are a lot of resources out there, anything from Youtube, to teach basic, to Mel Bay where you can obtain CDs Books and Videos, I sure you can find a pedagogical method for the trumpet anywhere online - that is enough to get you started, and with a lot of hard practice you could work you way up to intermediate level, but if you want to be an advance trumpet player like say a Jazz trumpet player I would recommend getting a teacher after you get the basic down - nothing's worse then shelling out major bucks for a half hour lesson as a beginner just to learn like three notes.
Originally Posted by Zhanteimi View Post
Actually, I like you a lot, Nea. That's why I treat you like ****. It's the MB way.

"it counts in our hearts" - ʕººʔ
“I have nothing to offer anybody, except my own confusion.” ― Jack Kerouac.
“If one listens to the wrong kind of music, he will become the wrong kind of person.” – Aristotle.
"If you tried to give Rock and Roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'." - John Lennon
"I look for ambiguity when I'm writing because life is ambiguous." — Keith Richards ☮ 💖 ♫ ∞ ἰχθύς
Neapolitan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2010, 11:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
Account Disabled
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,760

It depends how much drive you have and how good your grasp on music theory is... I'm super lazy so I might not ever learn to play/purchase a trumpet.
Farfisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2010, 04:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
Juicious Maximus III
tore's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Scabb Island
Posts: 5,935

Well, anyone with an internet connection can easily find teachers these days. There are lots of them on youtube for example.

In the age of information, ignorance is a choice.
tore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2010, 07:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
Music Addict
Cadrian's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 111

Ive seen self taught musicians in tons of instruments... I dont know why a Trumpet would be any different. I always like seeing people who a self taught because they seem to be a relaxed and dont have so many rules while playing.
Cadrian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2010, 09:10 AM   #7 (permalink)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Scotland
Posts: 9

Who thinks that it's extremly achievable for one to teach themselves trumpet?


3. If you're listening to music right now, you should probably thank a music teacher]

WTF! i take it YOU'RE a teacher

my question is ( if your logic is correct ) who taught the first person to play trumpet?
sheraton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2010, 09:28 AM   #8 (permalink)
P A N's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 623

i think it's totally achievable. obviously there are definite advantages to having a teacher. but i also think that music is a pretty subjective thing, and if i like what's coming out the end of my trumpet, then technically i can play the trumpet.

but to become a successful self-taught trumpet player, as in one that generates enough income to survive via the playing of his trumpet, you would need to have a pretty hermetic approach at learning.
P A N is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2010, 10:33 AM   #9 (permalink)
TheBig3's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Posts: 9,252

Originally Posted by bandteacher1 View Post
It's just an idle question, honestly. I just want to see what y'all think.
The only thing that's stopping anyone is a lack of genuine desire. I usually try to ask people what their actual goal is.

Often times they'll say things like "well I really want to be an actor, or the best guitar player ever." But whats most true is that they want to be famous (and acting is a vehicle for that) or they want to **** lots of women.

If someone actually wants to do something, practice doesn't feel like labor. And when you can practice for hours, few things, if anything, is actually impossible.
TheBig3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2010, 10:59 AM   #10 (permalink)
Arya Stark's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: New York.
Posts: 3,024

I'm sure it's been done before, BT.
Because you're a teacher and because you play trumpet, doesn't mean people can't do it on their own.
Originally Posted by Sansa Stark View Post
I'm down with Jesus, in that case.

MB Journal.
Azucar y Especia. My blog.
Arya Stark is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads

© 2003-2019 Advameg, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.