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So here's the deal: I really want to start trumpet as a third instrument, and my parents say go for it, but i don't want to start it if it will mess up any of my hard-worked for saxophone techniques. Does trumpet mess up any of the saxophone basics and techniques (specifically embouchure and altissimo)? Any help appreciated:)
 

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Nope. Won't hurt it a bit. Go for it!
 

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specifically embouchure and altissimo??? it can only help!!!!!
 

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Ok, thanks
 

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It will only hurt your image. Sax is way cooler than Trumpet.
 

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I played trumpet for a few months and than I got back into sax. It took me ten minutes before I could make noise on the sax but than everything was back to normal and now I can switch back and forth with ease.
 

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i started playing sax when no matter what instrument i played,or how great i played :) the pretty girl would always say "i just love a sax"
 

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I played Trumpet in marching band in high school b/c I didn't want to take my sax out in the elements. I never noticed any problems switching between the two. Just use proper technique on both, and you should be fine.
 

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I play the french horn and soprano sax, and have experienced no bad interaction effect. To the contrary, the playing on both instruments profits from a good breathing technique on either. The only embouchure aspect I found has to do with lack of time: after not playing for say a week, I get reasonable control of the sax after half an hour, while on the horn hitting the notes in the higher and lower range again takes me several days.
 

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Nope. Won't hurt it a bit. Go for it!
I've worked a lot over 20 + years with trumpeter/ saxophonist Joe McPhee and I can tell you that trumpet chops will make your sax chops seem like they're on steroids. It's quite remarkable actually and it makes me wish I'd learned trumpet too.

+1 for "GO FOR IT" .
 

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Now I'm bummed. 50 years ago the common belief was the opposite so I didn't try even though I wished I could. Oh well, next lifetime.
 

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Yeah, when I was first learning sax 40 years ago the prevailing wisdom was that woodwind players shouldn't play brass instruments because it would destroy the lip's sensitivity.

Bollocks! I took up all the brass instruments 10 years ago and my lips are fine! In fact I think I play better flute after I've played the trumpet in the same session. It actually increases the sensitivity.
 

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It did not work for me...I had a dream of playing both back in the late 80's. So went out and got myself a nice Trumpet, started working on it ...and loved it for a bit . Then started to feel that my sax sound was not as good as it was before. It may have all been in my head, but I sold the Trumpet on.:(


P.S. I know that Benny Carter did it !
 
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