I'll try to make my story short as possible, sorry. I have ear training, not perfect, but good. I've never been able to attend music school as child, so no academic music education. After trying with different musical instruments(guitar, bass, piano) I've stopped at trumpet. I've played it for a year and a half and there always were two things bothering me:
- I never ever understood am I playing good or bad. Everything confused me: Is note clean? Is attack right? I tried to ask people, but their answer varied.
- Trumpet in Bb supposed to have 5 basic notes 3 F's and 2 Bb's, and I achieved only 3: 1 F and 2 Bb's. I am really sorry, if I'm saying something stupid, but it is the best how I can express: if no pistons are pushed you can make 5 notes, only with changing your embouchure. And I have never learned how to do all 5.
So now I think of switching to saxophone, because I think it is easier. So the questions are:
- Is saxophone equally temperamented instrument like guitar? So there is no way to get dirty note, like for example on guitar?
- In playing trumpet lips do the sound, which is amplified by instrument. Saxophone does not rely on lips, and all the sound is made by reed, right?
P.S. I assume, that I offended many people with academic learning of 10+ years. I did not want to. I just don't know who else can I ask my stupid questions.