Posted by Christopher on May 19, 1999 at 14:29:38:
In Reply to: Re: Re: play tuba AND trumpet ? posted by Dave on May 19, 1999 at 13:56:15:
Allow me to come down squarely in the middle between the two above posts.
Personally, I find the tuba challenging enough to satisfy all of my thirst for musical excellence, but I do have a trumpet, mellophone, trombone, guitar and bass, and a sax mouthpiece that I somehow manage to use on all of these, deliberately for the purpose of playing badly. By badly I mean without any desire to develop technical expertise, but merely to blow off steam and have fun making strange sounds. All of these instruments get a combined attention of, say, twenty minutes a week, compared to my monk-like devotion to the tuba.
FWIW, it's a Bundy student model held together with rubber bands, and the combined total expense for all the above mentioned instruments was about $60.