Can you tell the difference between a trumpet and a cornet? That's not a trick question. Many people have difficulty telling the two apart. Even musicians often mistake the two, admittedly very similar, instruments. In fact, the trumpet and cornet are probably the most easily mistaken musical instruments. They’re both from the brass and wind category, have brass … [Read more...] about What Is The Difference Between A Trumpet And A Cornet?
The greatest musicians of our time have all achieved one similar thing: they have not just mastered their instrument, but they have changed the way their instrument is performed. Only the best can innovate change, and that’s what every one of the great trumpet players on this list has done. I’ve listed below 9 of the world’s greatest trumpet players. I decided to separate … [Read more...] about The 9 Most Famous Trumpet Players Ever
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
Do you know the difference between a trumpet and a.....trumpet? Wait are those both trumpets? They look different...but they both look like trumpets! I'm so confused! Ok, so maybe it's not quite so bad, but there are several different types of trumpets and they look fairly similar. Even more confusing: there are several instruments that are closely related to the … [Read more...] about Different Types of Trumpets
Playing high notes is hard. Hitting those notes is a major concern of every trumpet player. They all want to be able to hit those high notes, but it is one of the more difficult skills to master. There is a whole industry of products and apps designed to teach this specific skill. None of that is necessary though. I've got some simple tips in this article that … [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 … [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 and you're wondering who makes the best trumpets. 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 … [Read more...] about What Is The Best Trumpet Brand?
Pocket trumpets have a reputation for questionable quality. And that reputation is well-deserved. The build quality of pocket trumpets is very inconsistent and the sad truth is, the majority are poorly made. That is why we created this guide. We wanted to review and compare the most popular pocket trumpets on the market, so that you can easily choose the best one … [Read more...] about Best Pocket Trumpet: Reviews and Ratings by Consumers
The MPT-L Mendini brass pocket trumpet can be a great choice for beginners, but only in specific instances. It features three mother of pearl inlaid keys, three smooth action valves and a phosphorus copper lead mouth pipe. While it is marketed as a beginner pocket trumpet and a reliable practice instrument for music students, many consumers disagree. This Mendini … [Read more...] about Mendini MPT-L Brass Bb Pocket Trumpet Review
The trumpet is a small instrument, but sometimes it is just too heavy. Or too expensive. It is a hugely popular instrument, probably the most popular of all the brass instruments. The most versatile too. It allows you to perform a wide range of music—from jazz to big band to classical music, it plays in more genres than any other type of brass instrument. But they … [Read more...] about Sky Band-Approved Brass Bb Pocket Trumpet Review