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Welcome to the THQ Members Forum! I encourage you to introduce yourself to the community. Tell us what inspired you to join the program, what do you hope to get out of it, and what is your history with the trumpet...plus anything else you'd like to share.
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@fulleffectsteve Hi Steve, welcome to the studio! I'm really glad to see you guys decided to stick around. Dylan looks DAPPER with that trumpet! I look forward to being a small part of his progress and let me know if you have any questions along the way.
My name is Steve and I played trumpet from 4th grade through high school and then didn't really play much for over 20 years. 4 years ago, my son Dylan saw a picture of me when was younger holding a trumpet and asked if I could teach him. He was in 2nd grade and the last 4 years I have been teaching and playing with him. We have used the Standards of Excellence books as wells as others and he loves to play trumpet. We have played out at Nursing Homes and Events at Christmas. He is now in 6th Grade and recently was nominated, auditioned, and accepted into a regional band of 6-8th graders in Central New Jersey. He performed in a concert last week and had a lot of fun. We are excited that we have found this group and look forward to learning more about trumpet!
@jbarnhart73 Welcome Jesse! I'm going to answer your question about buying a trumpet in a separate post here soon. I hope you enjoy the course and please let me know how it's going from time to time.
Hello from Florissant, Missouri, northern suburb or St. Louis. I quit playing in 1974 and just starting playing (or trying to) this last fall so I could play in the Community Band with my 14 year old grandson. I forgot how much I enjoyed it.
I have an old Getzen Cornet that I found, a Jean Paul USA TR-430 trumpet, and a Bach TR300H2. Trying to decide which of the trumpets to use so I can sell the other and put that $$$ aside for another nice trumpet a few years down the road.
I stumbled across this site and thought I give it a go and make use of the online lessons and tips to help improve my playing. Everyone have a good day, cheers!
@rmassaroni Hi Bob! Welcome to the community. I'm so glad to have you here and hope that you learn a lot with this course. If you have questions about your playing along the way you can come here to the forum and tell me what's going so I can help. Have fun!
hi I’m Bob and I am a beginner, been playing about 1 year, and I live in Venice Florida in the winter and Hanover PA in the summer.
Hi Dan! Welcome to the studio. I'm glad to see you're so enthusiastic because that's the biggest skill you can have, especially for trumpet. Enjoy the lessons and let me know if you need anything along the way.
Hi, my name is Dan and I live in Perth Western Australia! I have always wanted to play a wind instrument and the trumpet was the number one choice. I have been playing for just over a week and each day is getting better and better (practice does actually work). I chose to follow this program to advance my trumpet playing while at home and to help me work on the finer aspects of playing that can be forgotten while with a weekly tutor. Nice to meet you all! 🙂
@andita78 wonderful! I look forward to helping you progress as far as you want to go!
Thank you Estela! Here I am finishing my free trial, ready to continue! 🤩 Your videos are so easy to follow that I finished watching the entire beginner level and I am now practicing each concept. This week I felt a small but VERY important progress in my way of studying improving my warm-up and my sound. Thanks to your classes I slowed down and began to correct bad practices and enjoy studying more.
I'm glad to know that we can upload videos and audios to solve doubts with you!
@andita78 Welcome Andrea! It's seems we're former neighbors since I am from Peru 🙂
I'm really happy to see you joining us to fulfill your musical dreams. We are a very welcoming and friendly community. I'm here to review any videos or audio clips you upload and will do my best to give you advice and suggestions. Finally, as some members mention, its important to re-watch the videos now and then. Just play them in the background and I promise you will start to understand the trumpet more and more over time.
Espero que la pases bien aquí y si necesitas una consulta privada aquí te puedes inscribir https://www.trumpetheadquarters.com/private-trumpet-lessons/
@dougishere I'm here for it Doug! Keep practicing and your range will increase over time. Let's for sure schedule a consult to see what specifically you can do to work towards that high C.
These tutorials are great. I am working on basics to make sure I restart correctly. Key take aways: use your syllables; air flow is constant faucet and everything is airflow. Blowing harder just makes you louder not higher. Minimal em brochure changes in flexibility exercises - these tutorials show a massive amount of teaching and video recording/organization skill. Thanks THQ!
Doug is really "getting" it. What you said about flow and minimal embouchure changes are EXACTLY what I strive to teach my students week after week. Sometimes it takes years to truly UNDERSTAND these concepts. I'm so glad things are clicking for you!
@andita78 Welcome Andrea! I loved reading your introduction and it's great to see international creative people finding this site. Good on you for starting up trumpet! Follow all Estella's videos and training tips with music downloads and you will do great! Remember, practice is the path to perfection. -- Doug H