Isn't it obvious? One is small and one is big. Well, yes, that is one of the differences. But there are many more. And there are also many similarities. But what really matters is the application. When would you be better off using a pocket trumpet and when would you be better off using a regular trumpet? I'll cut right to the chase: most people in most … [Read more...] about Pocket Trumpet Vs Trumpet
Tips on playing the trumpet, caring for your trumpet and much more.
Do we really need an article on holding the trumpet? It's pretty straightforward and takes about a minute to figure out, after all. Well, I hate to break it to you, but there is a good chance you may not be holding it correctly. Many beginners find a grip they are comfortable with and just begin to play. Since they're playing and even seeing some improvement, they … [Read more...] about How To Hold A Trumpet (Don’t Develop Bad Habits From The Start)
Does it even matter? Aren't all trumpets basically the same? Why should you care about the bore size and the bell size? Or even care what those things are? Well, you should. Both the bell size and the bore size impact not only the sound of a trumpet, but also how easy or difficult it is to play. While it is true that most beginners should stick to the standard … [Read more...] about Trumpet Bore Size & Bell Size Explained: Everything You Need to Know
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
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)