I'm self-learning the trumpet purely as a hobby. I've been "playing around with it" for about a year now. I haven't really been using the slide much. Especially since it doesn't slide easily on my cheap trumpet.
But now I'm getting to the point where I feel that I'm probably going to need to start using it.
I'm currently practicing the Ionian scales from low F# to high G. Should I be using the slide to help with the intonation when playing these scales?
If so, are their certain notes that I should be using the slide to compensate for consistently?
By that I mean, is it usually the same notes that need the slide, or do different notes require the slide depending on which scale your playing?
Thanks for any feedback.