#1
And I've never played one, or any brass/wind instrument for that matter. Any tips, advice, or miscellaneous info would be much appreciated.
#2
Is that a modern, cutting-edge slang word for a sexual favour?
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#4
When you breathe in, push your "belly muscles" out. singers do it, and so do wind players: it helps you use your diaphragm for breathing.
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#5
Well I am meeting the guy who's giving me the trumpet in a parking lot and I'm giving him $50 so to some it might seem like something sexual :P

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#6
Get a teacher. You will fail miserably without one. Trust me, I've played for 8 years.
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#7
Learn about using the tongue on it (still sounds sexual, but i'm serious :P ) or you'll never have good chops.
#8
Is there any specific techniques for using the tongue? I've heard being able to roll your r's is one but i would like to know more since i cant roll my r's. And I'm hopefully gonna contact a teacher soon.
#9
I saw a documentary before about instruments and the best use of a trumpet is to insert it anally. The best use of a flute is apparently as a dildo. At least I think it was a documentary.
#11
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Well I am meeting the guy who's giving me the trumpet in a parking lot and I'm giving him $50


I thought we agreed on $70, because I said I'd have a shower first....
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#12
First step is learning how to maintain your trumpet
Second is learning the correct way to breathe
finally you learn to play.

You will need a teacher though, wind instruments are a little trickier than string and percussion instruments to learn the basics.


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I saw a documentary before about instruments and the best use of a trumpet is to insert it anally. The best use of a flute is apparently as a dildo. At least I think it was a documentary.


Yeah, this one time at band camp I saw a girl do that.
#13
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#14
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I thought we agreed on $70, because I said I'd have a shower first....


You dont need a shower, we'll be underwater when you see me so you can shower then. I heard from somewhere that trumpets sound brilliant underwater so i wanna try it out..
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#15
If you try to use your asshole instead of your mouth, people will respect you more...


I don't really know much about trumpets anyway
#16


Just make it look like this and your all set.
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#17
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Just make it look like this and your all set.


I'm not black, so I'm guessing this might present a problem..
#18
I played baritone horn for 4 years and at te end of that, I could barely get my lips tight enough together to play trumpet. I have big lips though, so maybe you'll have an easier time. But yeah, teacher... Get one.


Also, that guy^^ has very poor technique. You're not supposed to puff your cheeks out like that.
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#19
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I played baritone horn for 4 years and at te end of that, I could barely get my lips tight enough together to play trumpet. I have big lips though, so maybe you'll have an easier time. But yeah, teacher... Get one.


Also, that guy^^ has very poor technique. You're not supposed to puff your cheeks out like that.


I was planning on getting a teacher but i didnt know how the cheeks shouldnt puff out like that. Thank you for that tip
#20
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Also, that guy^^ has very poor technique. You're not supposed to puff your cheeks out like that.


He's also one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time so....
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#21
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I played baritone horn for 4 years and at te end of that, I could barely get my lips tight enough together to play trumpet. I have big lips though, so maybe you'll have an easier time. But yeah, teacher... Get one.


Also, that guy^^ has very poor technique. You're not supposed to puff your cheeks out like that.

Yeah, Dizzy Gillespie had poor technique...
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#23
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So did Jimmy Hendrix and look at how highly he is regarded.

I was being sarcastic, see.

In response to Ts, that is cool. Do you have any trumpet players that you are influenced by?
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#25
Well I like a lot of trumpeters, but Miles Davis is my favorite. His work on Sketches of Spain is just something really special. What I really like doing though for phrasing is listening to pianist for inspiration. Thelonious, Herbie, Bill Evans, love all there stuff.
#26
Very nice. I love Thelonious, and Miles as well. First time I heard Miles was the song Blue in Green. The way the trumpet comes in, it really stuck me hard. So beautiful...
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#27
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I saw a documentary before about instruments and the best use of a trumpet is to insert it anally. The best use of a flute is apparently as a dildo. At least I think it was a documentary.


American Pie: Band Camp was not a documentary.

Oboes do make a pretty good fleshlight if I must say so myself.
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#28
Yeah that song really got me first time too. The piano in the back is beautiful and light, with Miles doing those long note phrases of him. I think the best thing about that song though is if your listening to the whole album right after Blue in Green fades away you get hit by the piano vamp in All Blues. Its always seemed liked such a nice contrast to me from the transition between the two.
#29
Indeed. Such a beautiful album. The tones they recorded throughout are marvellous as well. I presume you might be playing along with your trumpet in the future.
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#30
Of course. Especially to So What, the breaks with the bass fills in the beginning could provide a good place for me to practice improvising when I reach a suitable level of skill.
#33
Start leaning scales as soon as you can, and don't give up on them. If you want to do exams etc, learning a scale a week now will greatly help you furthur on. Learn as much music theory as you can as well, key signatures, actually knowing how to read musi, time signature.
join as many hands as you can. I don't think I can stress this one enough. If you're like me, and hate practicing in the traditional sense then joining some sort of help immensely.
practice with just the mouthpiece sometimes
practice saying "ta", "car"and "ta car" really fast.