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04-11-2012, 11:24 AM
I just picked up the trumpet again after 40+ years. My conn director does not do the job. Bought a bach 37 and improved instantly. I play in a community college jazz band and concert band. Looking for a cornet and flugelhorn also. Fun to get back to playing again:cool:

04-11-2012, 07:19 PM
Great to see you come back! I also play in a local community band in the Atlanta area - and our group is full of come back players...

05-02-2012, 01:28 PM
I am really having trouble with my range. Uaing a bach 1 1/2 and a bach 3 mouthpiece but not getting above d and eflat on the staff. Any suggestions?

05-02-2012, 03:09 PM
My first suggestion would be to take lessons from a instructor. A 1 1/2C seems rather large for a beginner to use. The 3C is a better choice for many than the 7C most horns come with todaty.

But, a good instructor can help lead you in the right direction for playing/range and mouthpiece choice. Someone in one of the bands you plan in will know of a local teacher.

05-05-2012, 07:43 AM
I agree, would look for a 5C, or a 3C after coming back after a few years. I would start on a 5C