The Horn produces medium to high pitched notes and you can recognize it by its soft sound. . The first challenge you have to overcome with the trumpet is the buzzing, the technique of producing a controlled sound through lips vibration. You will become better each day, at the same time your fingers get used to the way pistons work. Listen to the sound of the horn:
The horn music sheets are written in the treble clef but the horn is a transposing instrument. It means that the note written in the horn’s score is not the note produced by the horn. In this case, the horn is in F and so, the horn’s C sounds an F in reality. That is, the trumpet’s C is five steps lower than the real C. A musician who plays the horn will easily play other brass instruments (with a similar mouthpiece) as the Trumpet, Trombone, the Tuba, the Bombardier and the Sousaphone.
You can start learning the trumpet with a horn from the Cascais Music School. Check for more information at our Shop.
Meet the Horn Teachers from the Cascais Music School.