I've just passed my Grade 8 (ABRSM) on the trumpet, and was looking to compelete - at least start - on my ARSM. The printed syllabus i feel is quite limited, but it lets you choose your own pieces as well. So i was hoping you guys would show me some pieces that are diploma standard but also fun to play. Thank you!
Edit: I have already liked the sound of Arban's 'Carnival of Venice' and Copland's 'Quiet City'
I'm a percussionist and have been trying to learn to play the trumpet as a secondary instrumet for about a year now, with only free online material such as youtube and this forum as teachers.
Since it's been hard to find time to practice as well as knowing what I might be doing wrong, I haven't made any progress at all during the latest months and my excitement about practicing and learning has to a great deal been replaced by frustration. At this point I'm close to quitting trumpet and learn something that takes less effort.
But before giving up I figured I'd ask: how much effort do you think it would take for me to actually improve? Would really have to practice every day, and if so, for how long? Is it necessary to take lessions of some sort, or at least meet a trumpet player who can show me how to practice?
I have put a lot of energy into this and before giving it all up it would be nice to know.
Anyone have any experience with the new curry 3C with the dot after the “3C”? Is it like the old mount Vernon Bach 3C or is it similar to the new Bach 3C? Also, does it have more or less bite (alpha angle) than a Bach 3C? Thank you for your help!
I am almost 5 weeks into playing the trumpet, I do I have a teacher, but I can’t get an answer to this question. I am very inconsistent and playing the D on the fourth line. I have no trouble playing in the C. I practice about 45 minutes a day, doing long tones, pedal tones, slurs and everything else he assigns me. In the beginning of practice I can play the C-sharp, and the D, but the D is really squeaky. This is the first week I’ve had to play above the third space C. The reason for this post as I’m getting discouraged, I’m beginning to think maybe I just don’t have the ability to do this. But I sure love playing the trumpet and it is something I want to do. When do you expect five weeks in, that I could do this effortlessly? Is it normal to take some people a couple of months to do this, or should it be simple. Thank you so much for taking time out to help a beginner.
My teacher just gives me exercises to practice and doesn’t answer this question.