Questions tagged [trumpet]

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.

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Trumpet type or technique?

In Wagner’s “Rule, Britannia”, the orchestration calls for two trumpets. I’ve had no luck searching for what “vent.” and “ord.” mean. “Open” and “muted”, or ...?
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Scoring for the Trumpet Part of a Larger Work

I want to score parts to for two trumpets, but have only a little experience in music notation. Fairly simple parts I can edit in Cubase Score editor, but how do I indicate different places where the ...
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Trumpet - Consistency with the Upper Register?

Recently, I have been having almost a breakthrough with my trumpet range. For the past month or so, I have been consistently able to hit an E/F above the staff everyday. However, there is only a short ...
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Importance of jaw alignment for brass players

Some resources on brass instrument technique recommend pushing the lower jaw forward such that the front teeth are aligned. Is this a controversial recommendation? If not, how important is it to ...
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Coming from Trumpet: Which woodwind? [closed]

I've played trumpet for 3 years, and I'm thinking about picking up a simple woodwind instrument. I think personally, either clarinet or alto sax. But please, based on what I have played, price, and ...
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Best way to “clean up” an old trumpet?

I was given an old student trumpet (and case). It's surprisingly not dented, but looks awful--half the lacquer is gone and mixed with minor surface corrosion. However, it plays OK for a student ...
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What are the typical trumpet parts in classical music?

So I'm a pianist looking at one of my favorite concertos ever, the Rachmaninoff 2. I had been listening to some symphonic works prior to it, so for some reason I noticed that in the concerto, there ...
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Will the Yamaha PM7X trumpet mute work stand-alone or do I need the Personal Studio SBX2 as well?

I bought a PM7X trumpet mute, the one with a jack input for headphones. I tried pluging in headphones and I can't hear anything. I then looked for info, and I think I need an extra piece of hardware ...
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High notes on trumpet, sound stuck in my throat

I'm a french trumpet player. I have been practising a lot on my trumpet lately and I am making improvements. But everytime I try to get to high notes, the sound is "stuck" in my throat. However, when ...
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Which type of trumpet is typically used to perform Bach Brandenburg 2

Could anyone explain how to choose what design of trumpet to perform Brandenburg 2 on? I'd expect it to be performed on a Bb piccolo trumpet - but there are three-valve and four-valve piccolos, and ...
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Trumpet valves, lengths, and pitch

I would like to know a bit more about how the valves of trumpets (and other brass instruments) work than is here: Trumpet at Wikipedia. I am ignoring issues such as it being a transposing instrument. ...
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Flattened notes and odd fuzzy sound on trumpet

Yesterday practicing I noticed a high improvement over previous days in terms of sound and intonation, I could play all the harmonic series up to high E more or less properly intonated and with a good ...
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Problems reading sheet music with visual disability

I'm not really sure if "visual disability" is correctly said since english is not my native language and had to use Google Translator. My worries are about reading sheet music. I'm trying to learn ...
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Trumpet playing to clarinet playing

Sorry if this has been asked here somewhere before but I haven't been able to find this question (I found the reverse situation of my question). I've been playing trumpet for several years now and ...
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Notes associated with trumpet [duplicate]

I recently was looking at trumpet models, and I saw something that baffled me. The trumpets had a note associated with them, an example being: "Standard Bb Trumpet". What do these notes (the Bb in the ...
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Drying my trumpet out after playing

Whenever I practice on trumpet, after practicing there is a lot of water gathering inside the main tuning slide and thirs valve slide but also inside the valve caps so I have to unmount these valve ...
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Attack on first notes on trumpet

I realized that when starting a note on trumpet, It always, especially with lower notes like low C (Bb) to start making the sound it comes a stream of air first. I wonder how I can do to start the ...
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Is any trumpet mouthpiece brand valid for any trumpet?

I bought a cheap trumpet and came with a mouthpiece that I've read it is sometimes recommended to change for another one. If I buy any mouthpiece of a different brand in the future , will it fit and ...
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Are pTrumpets difficult to play compared to real brass trumpets?

The pTrumpet is plastic trumpet. I've seen a video of Alison Balsom play one. But she's a trumpet Goddess! She could rolled up piece of cardboard sound good. For a ...
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Why is button three on trumpet almost never used alone?

The trumpet buttons 1,2 and 3 lowers the pitch by 2,1 and 3 halfsteps. So pressing button 1 and 2 gives the same result as only pressing the third button. So why is the third button so rarely used ...
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Trumpet Notes (Sharps)

if theres sharps at the start of my piece for the upside down notes, do I play those sharps for the same note but for the notes that are not upside down? My sharps are F# G# and C#. The notes are ...
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Question about intonation of enharmonic notes on the trumpet [duplicate]

I've been told that, ideally, a note like an e sharp or a b sharp should be slightly different in pitch from an f natural or a c natural. (especially when it is written as a leading pitch in a minor ...
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Train listening to notes coming out of my trumpet

I'm with an old trumpet that sold me in Si Bemol(Bb), I'm still learning, and my biggest difficulty in music is being able to be constant in the sounds that come out of me, to reproduce them when I ...
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Tuba = valved bugle? I thought it was trumpet

Okay I was watching a video about what a tuba is and in the video somebody said that a tuba essentially is a bugle but with valves because of the conical bore and it being a whole tube instrument able ...
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Bass trumpet vs. valve trombone

Apart from the obvious external form difference, how do a bass trumpet and a valve trombone differ?
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Rotary Trumpet Tubing

Does the rotary trumpet have a cylindrical bore like the piston trumpet, or a conical bore like the cornet? I would assume that it's cylindrical, but for the fact that it has a mellower tone and seems ...
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Should I prefer Saxophone or Trumpet? [closed]

i am a piano player for 5 or 6 years. My music ear (i don't know is this the right mean in English) is fine. And now, i want to study to my second instrument. Many years, i've wanted saxophone but in ...
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Trumpet Peculiar Frequency spectrum

So I made this frequency spectrum analyzer and tested various instruments playing a certain note. There doesn't seem to be any problem with the 'equalizer'. However, I found the spectrum for trumpet ...
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What Are Some Ways I Should I Practice to Improve Overall Tone on a Trumpet

So I've been playing trumpet for three years now, and I was wondering what tecniques I should practice to have a better tone quality when playing. How do professional musicians sound so well, and what ...
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What orchestral compositions have parts for Trumpet in H?

I know I've played parts written in H, but I can't find any from Google search. H is the German equivalent of B. Source: http://web.library.yale.edu/cataloging/music/names-keys-french-german-italian-...
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Trying to figure out what sax, trumpet & french horn scales would be used to jam with a blues backing track in key of xx?

I will apologize in advance for my lack of music theory. I play guitar but self taught with no real theory. My son has been playing alto saxophone for about 6 months and has come along quite nice. ...
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Transposing a half-valve note, from trumpet to guitar

I am transposing for guitar a trumpet jazz piece. I know I have to move all the notes one step down, but I am not familiar with the rest of the trumpet world. Above some of the notes on the music ...
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What does H.V. mean in music notation?

On a music sheet I am reading, the letters "H.V." (without quotation marks) are written occasionally just above specific notes, above the top line of a bar, but lower than where chords are written, ...
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Need Help with Trumpet Lesson and Piano Chords

Not sure how to explain my problem so please bear with me. I'm studying IIm7-V7 Etude from a Trumpet book called "Amazing Phrasing". It's called Idea #11 if anyone happens to have the book. It's a ...
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Trumpet and braces

I am a sophmore and I play trumpet. I am a decent player in symphonic band first chair for 2 yr and a half so i am deciding to audition for honors band. It is only next week to audition for it. I’ve ...
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Is “horns” a common term to describe saxophones?

Im attending a jazz performance that promoted a horn section. It is two saxophones. I was expecting trumpets or related siblings. Did I misunderstand the use of the term?
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Do rest days aid in developing strength in facial muscles used by brass players?

I'm a somewhat experienced trumpet player — not sure how to quantify it since I played intensively for a few months about a year and a half ago and then didn't play so much after that until about a ...
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Trumpet - Is it bad practice to transpose tunes down for your register?

Is it bad practice to transpose tunes down for your register? I've been going through a fake book and learning the melodies to jazz tunes I like. A lot of them are in registers that I cannot hit (I ...
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Trumpet - Trouble with high notes?

What actually causes the trumpet play a higher note? There are 4 factors I've identified that change pitch in the mouthpiece: Pressure of air (how hard you blow) Tightness of lips (maybe this causes ...
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Is my trumpet sound shifted?

I am new to trumpet, bought one recently and here's what I found: The trumpet looks like Bb kind: I googled Bb trumpet fingerings (e.g. this) and they all say that all open valves (and lowest note) ...
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Trumpet - Should I think in concert pitch or not?

Should I think in terms of concert pitch playing the Bb Trumpet? Like if I play C,E,G should I actually think Bb,D,F? I'm having trouble seeing the advantage of thinking a note is something it is not, ...
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What does a percentage sign with a number in brackets above mean?

In a piece of music I'm learning, there is a percentage sign taking up a whole bar, which I know means repeat the previous bar. However there is another sign in the following bar, yet this one has a ...
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What can I do to address valves getting stuck on a trumpet?

I have a problem with a low-end trumpet ($100 range, so you get what you paid for). The valves occasionally get stuck-ish, and won't depress fully after being pressed (they stop at around ~2/3 or 3/4 ...
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What types of trumpets are there?

I'm thinking about getting a trumpet to practice at home for fun. I want to know what type of trumpet is best for me. I'm in 4th grade and need something to do at home. I need to know the difference ...
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What Notes does Trumpet play?

I am a total novice. I'm thinking about getting a trumpet so I can practise at home for fun and I want to find out how to play. I am curious to know what notes you can play on the trumpet. I am not ...
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How to monitor trumpet right?

I play trumpet in a band with: drummer, bass, guitar and vocals. Drums are loud enough, and everything else is amplified. Usually I play without amplification, because places are small enough, so ...
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Why did Miles Davis put his finger under his ear when he stopped playing?

Watching films of Miles Davis performing in the 50's and 60's I noticed that whenever his solo was done he would take his index finger and press it beneath his right ear. Sometimes he would also shake ...
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How to develop a proper trumpet embochure: Tuning and range

I recently started playing the trumpet, and I am struggling with the upper range, but what concerns me even more than that is that my notes in the range I mostly control are out of tune. In general ...
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Doubling Trumpet and Trombone

I have been playing the trumpet for two years now. I decided on May of the current year to buy a Trombone and play the Trombone as well. I was getting a really nice tone on the Trumpet but now, for ...
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Does the webbing seen in some trumpets change the sound?

Back in high school I played the trumpet for 6 months, and then clarinet for the next 4.5 years (high school is odd in Quebec, and it's not important to the question anyway), and I was a science ...