While I haven’t had this myself, I have worked with people who did. It’s basically Tennis Elbow, and you should see your doctor and possibly physical therapist to take care of it. A lot of people get relief with ice and/or compression braces, so that could be part of the treatment.
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RE: Trumpet Elbow!
RE: Hundreds of trumpets!
We’re receiving 10 pallets of instruments in the next couple of days, and will have horns to suit most budgets. There are some discounts available for folks who pick up locally rather than ship, so please schedule a visit if there’s something you’re interested in and you plan on visiting the Seattle area! I’m also happy to do some demo videos if you can’t visit but wonder how some horns compare.
Hundreds of trumpets!
Hundreds of trumpets! We’ve recently made some big deals with Conn-Selmer and Yamaha, and have tons of trumpets in inventory and more on the way. Bb, C, Eb, picc, flugel, cornets, student and pro horns. We also still have a bunch of great Jupiter and B&S still in stock! If you need something special on your holiday list you might want to check out our site! As always, I personally check all the brass and am happy to answer any questions you might have.
RE: Structure of the Trumpet by Yamaha
I have another question, too. Where are all the other forum members and potential members? Too theoretical and pedantic for them?
Personally, I have been too busy playing to spend this much time talking about about playing. Sounds like maybe a few other folks could benefit with some time alone with a trumpet on their faces instead of arguing.
RE: The new Martin Committee "thread" from a TM emigrant
@Dr-Mark Interesting, but probably not a price my boss wants to pay. Certainly not a price I want to pay, or even something I would be interested in owning! My personal vintage collection exists because they are horns I enjoy playing, and I have yet to find a Comittee I’ve enjoyed enough to bother with besides the flugel, and that’s honestly only fun because it’s weird! Just not my flavor! The Olds Recording is also one that doesn’t suit me - I actually own one, but don’t care for it. You’ll all see that up for sale soon.
RE: Tone Centering for Trumpet (Centering & Tuning) Part III
This exersize is something I have done as part of Bob Findley’s Carmine Caruso method. It’s very effective at finding the most resonant spot of the pitch center. If you haven’t tried bending the note up and down to find that spot - all of a sudden sound will be much larger and fuller. Do it with a friend so you can hear the difference on the other side of the bell. This is something I spent some time with as a HS student and I believe it made a big difference in my own playing. And yes, it relates to introspective practice as you have to listen to yourself and not muscle the horn into places it doesn’t want to go. Also a rather effective way to find a new horn’s tendancies.
RE: Student trumpets
I just gifted one of those same cornets to a local school band program. Solid little horn, but I certainly had no need for it.
As for nylon valve guides, it’s funny that the trumpet world can see them as a detriment, but they are an absolute necessity in the low brass world. A tuba with brass valve guides - that clacking would be projected across the concert hall. In a trumpet the click is barely noticeable to the player, so we can be a bit more (or less) picky about our guide material. This was something I never really thought about until apprenticing in a shop that specializes in tubas! The plus side to nylon is that they are quiet, the downside that they wear out a little faster.
RE: Survey: How do YOU test a new trumpet?
When I play test an instrument I’ve worked on, or a new horn that’s come in, I’m generally testing its mechanics and making sure everything works as it should. I start by looking it over for imperfections, then making sure all caps are free and slides are working as they should. I play a few notes to orient myself on that horn, and then go through a few arpeggios and fast chromatics to make sure valves are fast and smooth, and tuning slides can be used properly. I’ll end with fast chromatic triplets from low f# to C above the staff and back down. If I feel anything weird or stuffy, or if the pistons can’t keep up with me, it goes to my bench. If the horn is for my own use, I’ll play some music I’ll use it for along with the mouthpieces I regularly use in different situations. I keep a test kit of mouthpieces at my bench that will work for pretty much any horn I test at work. Whenever I play test high horns, I play a few pieces I would regularly use on those horns to test intonation.
Sometimes I add some music at the end of my work play testing just for fun or to keep my mind occupied, but normally if you hear me playing some real music on a horn at work it’s because I’m enjoying that particular horn. If you ever order a horn from us and it has a smiley face on the box, it means I especially liked that one!