The trumpet is a brass musical instrument with a flared bell and a bright, penetrating tone. The instrument has tubing looped to form a straight-sided coil, with three valves. It is most commonly found in the key of Bb, but Eb is also common and so is C for orchestral pieces. In addition to these keys, it is less commonly found in F, D, G, E and A. It's rang is normally given as from the F# below the staff to the high C above the staff. However, experienced players can develop pedal tones below the given range and a high register above the high C.

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