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Artist-in-Residence at Chez Firth

Sunday (9/25/11) 11:42pm - ... wherein there are further trumpet-related plans.

Okay, here is my tentative plan w/r/t trumpets:

So currently I have an old 'loaner trumpet' from Doug.  I think my plan is to hold on to that for my first month or so of lessons.  Then at that point, I should know if I'm going to run with this long-term, or if it's just a crazy impulsive thing.

So, if I am still feeling pro-trumpet at one month in, then I can go buy a real trumpet -- or at least as close to a real trumpet as a few hundred dollars can buy me.  (So:  not a serious instrument.)  I have no idea how I'll go about that shopping -- do I shop online? do I buy something from a pawn shop?  What, beyond certain brand names, specifically am I looking for?

I don't know, but I guess I can cross that bridge if and when I come to it.

Question for the hivemind in the meantime:  I know that I have to do some things to this old trumpet to get it in proper playable shape.  It looks like I have to oil the valves and grease the slides (aw jeh sexytime) -- I guess I can just follow the instructions on this page?

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