It seems like an easy question to answer. Just give the name of the man or woman who invented the trumpet. But to do that, you first need to define what the trumpet actually is. Is it the modern day instrument we all know and love? Or is it some previous version that did not have the valves, or the same tubing, or that was made from wood or bone? These instruments … [Read more...] about Who Invented The Trumpet? (Plus A History Of The Trumpet)
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At first glance they look the same. You'd be forgiven for mistaking the two instruments. But there would be no point in a flugelhorn vs trumpet article, if there were not significant differences. The two horns differ in their build, in their sound and in their use. If you are trying to decide which instrument to learn, the short answer is to learn the trumpet. … [Read more...] about Flugelhorn Vs Trumpet (An In-Depth Comparison)
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
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)
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 Most Famous Trumpet Players (9 Best Trumpeters Of All Time)