The trumpet is a magnificent instrument, but if you're just starting out, it can seem daunting. You just spent your hard earned money on a quality trumpet, so you obviously want to do the instrument justice. But where to begin? There's so much to learn and so many exercises you could do to learn it. Which exercises are best for a beginner? You don't want to waste … [Read more...] about 9 Best Trumpet Exercises For Beginners—Improve Range, Endurance & Tone
Tips on playing the trumpet, caring for your trumpet and much more.
Learning how to double tongue on a trumpet can seem impossible. And do you really need this technique? Let's not even get into triple tonguing! Well, you don't need it, no. You can play any song using single tongue. But if you want to increase the speed at which you can play, single tonguing just won't cut it. It is simply too exhausting. To truly play the trumpet … [Read more...] about How To Double Tongue On A Trumpet (And Triple Tonguing)
You love playing trumpet but you just got braces. When you initially come home after getting braces, you feel like it’s the end of the world. You have a weird, funny, unknown feeling in your mouth and your teeth really hurt. You can’t even imagine chewing food, let alone playing the trumpet. At this point, you delay even trying to play the trumpet. A few days later, … [Read more...] about How To Play Trumpet With Braces (And Not Be In Pain)
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?