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    Default Any trumpet playing VH fans here?

    I know its a bit of a long shot. but I was wondering if there were other trumpet player on this board.

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    I played the trumpet from second grade into college. Nowadays I only pull it out about twice a year, usually to do something simple in the recording studio (and my lip wears out during the soundcheck). I'd like to get to playing it a little more frequently again and might start carrying a mouthpiece in my car to get back in shape.

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    I'm a trumpet player, what's up??

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    Played a trumpet all through high school and loved it. Got it out for the first time in a couple of years several weeks ago.. the lips wore out pretty quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotforteacher View Post
    I know its a bit of a long shot. but I was wondering if there were other trumpet player on this board.
    I started playing the trumpet at age 9. I won lot's of contest and awards. I was told I could easily play "classical" music for a living. Until 1978, I hated any music that didn't have a trumpet in it.

    Then I heard "Eruption". I could not believe the tone, the style, and the execution of notes being played. I started college the next year. Even though I had a music scholarship, I threw away my trumpet, and bought a guitar.

    I now play a Wolfgang Standard in a country/blues cover band. I've never looked back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsm40 View Post
    I started playing the trumpet at age 9. I won lot's of contest and awards. I was told I could easily play "classical" music for a living. Until 1978, I hated any music that didn't have a trumpet in it.

    Then I heard "Eruption". I could not believe the tone, the style, and the execution of notes being played. I started college the next year. Even though I had a music scholarship, I threw away my trumpet, and bought a guitar.

    I now play a Wolfgang Standard in a country/blues cover band. I've never looked back.
    I remember the disdain my longtime trumpet teacher had when I was in about junior high when I told him I was taking guitar lessons too. He got cynical on me real fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsm40 View Post
    I started playing the trumpet at age 9. I won lot's of contest and awards. I was told I could easily play "classical" music for a living. Until 1978, I hated any music that didn't have a trumpet in it.

    Then I heard "Eruption". I could not believe the tone, the style, and the execution of notes being played. I started college the next year. Even though I had a music scholarship, I threw away my trumpet, and bought a guitar.

    I now play a Wolfgang Standard in a country/blues cover band. I've never looked back.
    Some funny things trumpet/guitar related:

    When I was a trumpet player in a jazz band years ago, I would play these very complex improvised leads. I was so proud that I "knew all the notes and scales". When the long haired hippy guitar player would play a lead, he would play maybe 5 notes, bend the notes, use a little feedback, and make faces. The girls would squeal after he played. In fact, this hippie guitar player stole my girl friend....twice. He was the worst musician I ever knew. At the time I just couldn't understand it. Just goes to show you that it's "how you play", not "what you play" that people appreciate. Non-musicians don't give a rip on how fast you can play and what scales you know. This is why EVH is the king.

    Today I'm in a band with a keyboard player. He doesn't read music and plays by ear. Occasionally he'll ask me what notes are in a particular chord. He laughs at me because I bring my right hand up, stare at my three fingers, and pretend I'm playing triads on a trumpet. To this day, 30 years later, it is the only way I can remember what notes are in a triad. So in a sense, I'm still playing the trumpet even though I haven't touched one in 30 years.

    BTW, if anyone who says you can't play a Wolfgang in a country or blues band - you wouldn't believe the complements I get on my tone. Guitar players get way too hung up on what type of equipment is necessary to play a certain style of music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsm40 View Post
    Some funny things trumpet/guitar related:

    When I was a trumpet player in a jazz band years ago, I would play these very complex improvised leads. I was so proud that I "knew all the notes and scales". When the long haired hippy guitar player would play a lead, he would play maybe 5 notes, bend the notes, use a little feedback, and make faces. The girls would squeal after he played. In fact, this hippie guitar player stole my girl friend....twice. He was the worst musician I ever knew. At the time I just couldn't understand it. Just goes to show you that it's "how you play", not "what you play" that people appreciate. Non-musicians don't give a rip on how fast you can play and what scales you know. This is why EVH is the king.

    Today I'm in a band with a keyboard player. He doesn't read music and plays by ear. Occasionally he'll ask me what notes are in a particular chord. He laughs at me because I bring my right hand up, stare at my three fingers, and pretend I'm playing triads on a trumpet. To this day, 30 years later, it is the only way I can remember what notes are in a triad. So in a sense, I'm still playing the trumpet even though I haven't touched one in 30 years.

    BTW, if anyone who says you can't play a Wolfgang in a country or blues band - you wouldn't believe the complements I get on my tone. Guitar players get way too hung up on what type of equipment is necessary to play a certain style of music.
    Well said! Especially your last paragraph...

    I still relate most things musical to the piano. The guitar has more of a presence in my musical "psyche" than ever, but when building and thinking about chord structure it's almost always a keyboard in my head.

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    I still play every once in a while and found a really cool trumpet web site

    http://www.trumpetmaster.com/vb

    There is one section at the top of the forum where there is a contest for a free trumpet. You have to complete a couple of tasks. But still its a free trumpet. i've asked a couple of questions as a "comebacker" and have received some really good advice there.

    I played through out high school and was pretty good. I also played my first two years of college but then just got too busy. I still have my Bach strad and I'm thinking of joining a local community band.

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    I've always loved trumpet, I just love the sound. I love Miles Davis especially. I finally began renting a trumpet a few months ago. I've only used it a couple of times but I can get some OK sounds out of it. I need to practice more!
    Any musicians near Boston / Cape Cod want to get together and play some VH? I play drums, guitar, keyboard, bass, and I sing. I want to start a VH tribute band. Contact me if interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gageroo View Post
    I've always loved trumpet, I just love the sound. I love Miles Davis especially. I finally began renting a trumpet a few months ago. I've only used it a couple of times but I can get some OK sounds out of it. I need to practice more!
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