Tuning a trumpet by ear, using another instrument or tuning fork, can be quite difficult. Especially for beginning trumpeters. If you're having a hard time tuning your trumpet, don't worry about it. It can take players years to learn how to do it by ear. In the meantime, there are plenty of tools to help you out. The best are trumpet tuners, but they will cost some money … [Read more...] about How To Tune A Trumpet
Tips on playing the trumpet, caring for your trumpet and much more.
There are several different types of trumpets that are sometimes easily confused. Even more confusing: there are several instruments that are closely related to the trumpet. We will briefly detail each of these and hopefully give you a better idea of the similarities and differences between the different trumpets and trumpet relatives. Standard Bb Trumpet The … [Read more...] about The Different Types of Trumpets
A major concern of trumpet players is playing high notes. Every trumpeter wants to be able to hit those high notes, but it is one of the more difficult skills to master. There is even a whole industry of products and apps designed to teach this specific skill. None of that is necessary though. Follow my advice and you'll be playing high notes in no time. Why is playing high … [Read more...] about How To Play High Notes On The Trumpet
Trumpets are wonderful instruments, but they do require care. A trumpet that gets played, gets dirty, so they need to be cleaned regularly. Luckily, it's a fairly easy process. Unfortunately, it's also a bit time consuming. I would recommend cleaning the mouthpiece at least weekly and cleaning the entire trumpet once a month. Following these instructions will help you clean … [Read more...] about How To Clean A Trumpet Without Causing Damage
So you want to buy a trumpet. You've no doubt noticed just how many different trumpets there are and how many different brands make them. As a smart consumer, you want to make sure to do your research to determine which trumpet brand is best for you. They all have their strengths and weaknesses: some offer better features than others, some are made from higher quality … [Read more...] about What Is The Best Trumpet Brand?