Posted by Matt S. on September 26, 2001 at 07:52:08:
In Reply to: Playing both tuba and trumpet? posted by Joe S. No.2 on September 25, 2001 at 20:02:21:
I played both the tuba and the trumpet in my highschool. I started out as a trumpet player, but was talked into playing the tuba because we didn't have enough. Each day I would play tuba in 3rd period, and trumpet in 5th period, and it got to the point where my tuba playing was alot easier than my trumpet playing. I decided to move to tuba permanently. As long as you make sure you go back to your tuba after playing on the trumpet (buzzing on your tuba mouthpiece, playing low register etudes, etc.) I can't see that you should have any problems with your tuba playing. Just be careful. If you notice anything unusual, then I'd suggest cutting down your time on the trumpet, or cutting it out all together. Hope this helps.