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by barisaxiguy
(50 posts)
10 years ago

bari or guitar?

ok, our2:00 band has 5 trumpets(a crappy lead one i might add), 5 trombones, 4 altos, 4 tenors, 3 baris(1 of them is me), 2 bass guitars(both suck, who knows why we have 2..) and a drummer. I was thinking since we have such a huge bari section, i should only play bari for marching and legit this year and play guitar in jazz band sicne we have no guitarist. the pieces are easy, i sight read one of our songs' guitar pieces. what do u think? thx

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  1. by chiamac
    (586 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: bari or guitar?

    go ahead if your good enough, just don't make a fool of yourself.

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    1. by Spike
      (248 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: bari or guitar?

      play guitar. or trumpet. trumpet is easy.

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      1. by barimachine
        (323 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: bari or guitar?

        1. trumpets not easy 2. can you read notated guitar music?

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        1. by barisaxiguy
          (50 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: bari or guitar?

          i can read guitar music, i had lessons for like 5 months, and i have a guitar class at school.

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        2. by Spike
          (248 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: bari or guitar?

          1) nice 2) trumpet is really easy

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        3. by barisaxiguy
          (50 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: bari or guitar?

          ehh, first comp. came, and i made a total fool of myself, im gonna switch back to bari considering i was the top bari player even as a frshman

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        4. by saxfortega
          (9 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: bari or guitar?

          I know this is way off topic and all but Trumpet is hard. I was told it was because I have big lips. What is Trombone like.(Not that I'm gonna give up sax or anything)

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        5. by Spike
          (248 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: bari or guitar?

          yeah, bone would be easier for you.

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        6. by John Coltrane
          (84 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: bari or guitar?

          i would play the guitar if your good at it, or excell in playing the bari but jesus 4 altos 3 tenors and 2 bari's thats a lot. isnt there like balancing issues in ur band?

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        7. by barisaxiguy
          (50 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: bari or guitar?

          ya, its bad but we get thru it

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        8. by John Coltrane
          (84 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: bari or guitar?

          yeah, push thru it is what i would do. we have 2 tenors, clarinet, 2 alto and the bari which is me

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        9. by eman19
          (131 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: bari or guitar?

          My big band is small, kind of an oxymoron huh?. One tenor 2 altos, 1 bari (me unfortuantely [great instrument, but i'd rather play the two horns i spent money on]), a couple of bones and 4 trumpets and a flutist to top it off. Of course we also have bass, guitar, piano and drums.

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        10. by saxbob
          (13 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: bari or guitar?

          About the trumpet ... It is very easy to play. That is, if you are satisfied with being a mediocre trumpet player. Same thing can be said of the sax. It's that simple. Both instruments present their own challenges to the player. I play both and enjoy them about equally well.

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