Hi brassers!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Chris P, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Chris P

    Chris P New Member

    My name is Chris, I'm 48 and blew into a trumpet for the first time exactly two years ago. Locally there is a brass band that accomodate beginners and now I play 2nd cornet. I still have a lot to learn including reading music at speed. My biggest problem is playing high - anything from top G and up sounds dreadful and top C is literally hit and miss and never sounds good. Can anybody give me any advice? Please don't say "You can't treat an old dog new tricks".
  2. Bayerd

    Bayerd Active Member

    Put the hard yards in. It takes most people years of regular dedicated practise to achieve a decent sound throughout the range. It is achieveable at any age if you persevere though.

    If you haven't already got one, get a teacher...
  3. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Well-Known Member


    Sensible practice routines will help - long notes, flexibility, scales etc - but these are best done with the guidance of a good teacher so you know what you are aiming for.