#1
So I'm starting highschool and I need to choose a band instrument (trumpet, t-bone,sax etc.). I played guitar through Jr. High and in my new highschool guitar and bass guitars both arn't allowed. Can anyone recommed a good instrument for me to learn. I'm told theres a crazy over population of alto sax players so thats not really an option.

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#2
I play trombone, and its pretty fun. Not as fun as guitar, but low brass owns.

EDIT: Its not as hard as everyone says either.
#4
i play the trumpet it's ok i guess
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Yeah, alto sax does kick ass.
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#8
I'd love to learn to play sax.

But second to that would be the trumpet, then the trombone.

Or maybe trombone before trumpet, I don't know.
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Yeah, alto sax does kick ass.


baritone sax!

failing that, trombone
#10
There will be an overwellming populatity in altos, but kids will drop out.

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#11
Bass Clarinet. Fun as hell, especially if your band plays jazz
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Eliminating guitar and bass as options is creative discrimination. You should complain. Elminating bass is also stupid and shortsighted. Music needs a bass. Learn double bass or something, cheat the system. Or learn percussion. Or cello. Cello is good.
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#13
I see were there coming from about the no amplified instruments but I agree they should have them with the right effects and amp its all good.
#14
Tenor, or Baritone Sax.

We're so much better than the Altos.
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#15
Well, I listen to very little band music, but I prefer instruments like Piano and guitar over wind instruments like the trumpet of Saxophone because they can play numerous notes at the same time. I recommend choosing an instrument that has that capability. Who knows? You might really get into the instrument and enjoy the higher capabilities of the instrument. Although like I said, I know very little about the instruments in Band.
#16
trombone all the way. i play in 3 different bands, including symphonic band, jazz band( i am the lead trombone) and marching band. Low brass is really the way to go.

Oh and trombone is the closest instrument to guitar and bass. It really is because you move the slide to go up a half-step or down, just like a guitar neck. I play guitar too and the similarities are very close.
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Eliminating guitar and bass as options is creative discrimination. You should complain. Elminating bass is also stupid and shortsighted. Music needs a bass. Learn double bass or something, cheat the system. Or learn percussion. Or cello. Cello is good.


you know there are instruments WITHOUT strings that cover the bass spectrum pretty well
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I played flute. It very easy as long as you know how to make the sound come out but the down side is that no one can hear you
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+1

I've also been playing trumpet for marching band.


I'd suggest you do a low brass instrument so you're familiar with the bass clef as well as the treble clef.
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you know there are instruments WITHOUT strings that cover the bass spectrum pretty well


Yeah I do. But I still think that it's odd to eliminate an instrument from their choices that can easily be used for any genre.
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I play trombone, and its pretty fun. Not as fun as guitar, but low brass owns.

EDIT: Its not as hard as everyone says either.



power to the low brass

last year i played euphonium but this year i have a chance at bass
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Flute ..... definitely flute. That's the instrument I'd choose to learn, anyway.


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Dude, take it from a band kid like me. Play tuba. the lowest of the lows, and (like guitar players) have some of the biggest egos in the band.

and tuba is one kick-ass marching band instrument.
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#26
Alto sax definetly. I've been playing it for 5 years now.
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not rly tho
But yeah I would complain, bass and guitar doesnt have to be electronically amplified or anything....that or percussionchop chop chop chop chop