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I Play the Trumpet

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    I have to get my wisdom teeth removed,

    along with both bicuspids (the ones right behind your canines, fourth tooth from the center). Any advice on how to get back to playing again? How long will it take to be able to play? Suggested exercises/tips for keeping my embouchure relatively in shape during the amount of...
    BroguesAndJeans BroguesAndJeans 16-17, F 1 Response May 11

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    I Play The Trumpet

    I have been playing the trumpet since 5th grade. I love it. It is just part of my life. I have my instrument in the basement and there is seldom a day that I don't play it. I have played in several types of groups including jazz, classical, concert band and brass quintet. It is a...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 30, 2011

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    I started playing the trumpet in 4th grade.

    After lunch the band director at the high school would pull the students who appeared to be pretty adept to music out of class and teach them an instrument of their choice -- I chose the trumpet over my other choice, Fr. Horn. I've been playing since -- 4 years in high school...
    OhShay3t22 OhShay3t22 22-25, M Apr 24

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    Want trumpets to fight?

    ? Just ask who can play the highest note. Lol
    4ngel314 4ngel314 18-21, M Jul 7, 2014

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    The trumpet is the best instrument

    but I think it is just me trumpet ego saying that
    ARos54 ARos54 16-17, F Oct 14, 2014

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    Trumpet

    I play the trumpet. That is all.    
    SilverInTheMine SilverInTheMine 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2009

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    Trumpet Rocks!

    I started playing the trumpet in middle school. I picked up on it immediately, even though i was later to join than the others. The next year I was put in the highest level band! Now I am in the highest level band in my school and I play the alto saxophone :) oh yeah girl...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 10, 2011

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    Bad Recording Day :/

    After struggling for minutes trying to get one of my valve caps on after oiling the valve, I finally got pretty far into a great recording for All State band.....until I stepped on a water bottle halfway through. Fml
    emily39 emily39 18-21, F May 29, 2012

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    In band and my damn valves getting stuck

    and whatnot. So I grab the valve oil and yell, "LUBE IT UP OR IM GOIN IN DRY!" The band directors response, now that's another story..
    underageloner underageloner 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 24, 2014

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    I've played the trumpet

    for 5 years, and I'm in the marching band... Lol
    seamzking seamzking 16-17, M Nov 30, 2013

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    I go to band camp in 5 days .

    3rd year of playing trumpet
    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F Jul 6, 2014

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    I sure do. And I absolutely love it.

    Going on seven years with my baby. Highest note is an "F" above the staff. On a good day, a double "C". Favorite piece of music? Anything by Bach. Lol. I absolutely love music and I've expanded my playing field out of trumpet to all brass instruments. Gives me a sense of freedom...
    matt904 matt904 16-17, M Aug 9, 2014

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    Lolllipoop Lolllipoop 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 20

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    A few days ago, I was supposed to go to

    District Honor Band, but unfortunately, it was cancelled due to snow. Ugh...
    SirMrSir SirMrSir 16-17, M Feb 17, 2014

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    Last Day In High School Band:(

    Well today was my last day in high school band =( i will miss it greatly. Even though im going in a college band to play trumpet... its not the same. Oh the memories made... those friday nights I'd re-live over and over. Its so much fun. Band was the only thing I enjoyed in...
    AbbytheNinja1993 AbbytheNinja1993 18-21, F 6 Responses May 25, 2012

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    Yay Girl Trumpets!

    I'm the only girl trumpet in our tiny tiny band. I'm okay, but definatly not the best!
    kraftyktb kraftyktb 16-17, F Mar 21, 2010

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    I Love The Trumpet

     A bird sings when I play the trumpet, would anyone no anything about this?
    Magneti Magneti 18-21, M Jan 9, 2010

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    emily39 emily39 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2014

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    I have been playing for four years

    and I am in a military style marching band and concert band. I am in what my school calls advanced band and i play more instruments than just this. I hope to get into RRC band once i get out of high school.
    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    I Love The Trumpet

     A bird sings when I play the trumpet, would anyone no anything about this?
    Magneti Magneti 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 9, 2010

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    One of middle school band directors retired 3

    years ago. That position was filled. This year, our high school band director announced his retirement along with our other middle school director. The high school position was posted today. Since our assistant high school director didn't get the head director job, he decided to...
    emily39 emily39 18-21, F Apr 11, 2014

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    Trying To Get My Tone Back Right Now Its Mediocre

    I like to play along with some recordings then it feels like its really syncing in and that I'm learning the best way as far as musicianship. Right now I'm doing a lot of lead so I need to feel authentic or else derail the whole melody. To me the only goal is usually to just make...
    Camry009 Camry009 18-21 May 1, 2011

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    Actually...

    I'M PRETTY DAM GOOD...For a girl.In fact all the girl trumpets in band are better than the boys, lol. XD
    KirstyBaby KirstyBaby 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 26, 2010

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    Can't say I like it that much but I would play every once in a while. I sometimes play online with my sister whenever she plays. Only play solo when I feel like it or at least feel...
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