Any Brass Instrument players here?

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    One of my kids is learning to play the baritone in the school band. I can explain music theory and rhythm patterns, but I've never played a brass instrument so I could use a few pointers. Anyone Brass Instrument players here?

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    Sorry, never was part of a band.
     
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    Played the Trombone for 10 years.

    Not sure what you want to know. The Baritone requires good lung capacity and big lips.

    Lots of practice always helps.
     
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    I used to play trombone, but I was cursed with an absolutely Satanic music teacher so all I learned is that when every cell in your body is telling you to stick an icepick in your teachers forehead, it's probably time to pick another instrument.

    When my nephew decided to play guitar after he heard me playing, I told him to focus on how things sound more than being a trained monkey and aiming to shred and play super fast.

    My advise: listen to The Best Band you Never Heard in Your Life, Zappa's last Big Band with a major league kick ass horn section.
     
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    That's right...instead he focused on his solo career playing the skin flute.
     
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    Chicago was one of my favorites.
     
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    Is a "mudwhistle" in any way similar to a "rusty trombone"?
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Roo6crueL1k]YouTube - Frank Zappa - Black Napkins - 1988 Barcelona[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDNwceZzTBU[/ame]
     
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    Biggest tip, don't empty your spit trap on someone else's foot.
    And tell him to whistle, it helps with learning to control your lips.
     
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    Scales, scales, scales.

    "Eight notes scale an octave,
    Master the scale and you master the score."

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruj4fOvvW08&feature=related"]YouTube - The Zodiac - Cosmic Sounds: Capricorn The Uncapricious Climber[/ame]
     

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