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Any good books on learning to play bass guitar, trumpet of sax by yourself? also not /freedu/ related but are those even realistic instruments to learn without a teacher?


Learning trumpet without a teacher is pretty hard cause you ain't gonna be able to tell if your embouchure is alright. It's possible to do, but it's a bitch especially when you reach higher register and need a solid embouchure.



better off learning guitar by yourself. Wind instruments take too much esoteric knowledge to do entirely by yourself unless you're particularly gifted. It's possible to do it but it'll take a hell of a lot more dedication to get average at saxophone than pretty good at guitar


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String and percussion are probably the easiest instruments to learn on your own. Just learn basic music theory and then watch tutorials on YouTube. Ben Eller has a lot of good tips on learning guitar.



if some part of the course is such that a student cannot successfully do that part of the course without supplement, then it is not a good course. if there aren't courses where embouchure is sufficiently described, then there is an opportunity for improvement of the courses. from my understanding of embouchure, it consists wholly of moving muscles in certain ways, therefore a small digression into anatomy, especially those systems that may effect the result of playing the instrument (e.g. muscular systems of the face, throat, stomach,,), at the beginning of the coursebook, where the basics would be, would be not out of place, especially if the book is on instruments where embouchure is important. with a knowledge of the various parts of the body that might have an effect on the result of playing, the student can then practice moving those parts of the body in various ways in various combinations, perhaps consulting patterns of motion described by other musicians for inspiration, to find what motions make what sounds, so that when you want to make some sound, you will know what motion can produce that sound.

there is a pernicious habit in the field of music, especially theory, though practice is also guilty of this, of not making thing explicit, and not descending into the principles of the theory. it's reminiscent of mathematics a couple of centuries ago, luckily the pushes to explicitude, indubitability, and foundationalism, have gotten mathematics to the level of simplicity and rigour it has thought itself to have had for millennia. this (intentional?) obfuscation leads people to believe that music theory is hard, but it's really not, it's just that it's not taught well. all you have to do is start with the (true) basics (not necessarily what they say are the basics.)



Sure thing bro. Start with the basics that are described nowhere but your imagination. That would surely be better than starting with what already exists.

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