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Trumpet

The Trumpet produces medium to high pitch notes and is one of the most ancient instruments that exists. For its loud and strong sound it has always been used in a military context to organize big crowds of soldiers, and it still is. However, the trumpet has been adopted by all contexts and music styles. 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 trumpet:

The trumpet music sheets are written in the treble clef, but the trumpet is a transposing instrument. It means that the note written in the trumpet’s score is not the note produced by the trumpet. In this case, for the most common type of the Trumpet in B flat, the trumpet’s C sounds a B flat in reality. That is, the trumpet’s C is one step lower than the real C.

Within the trumpet family you will find the Cornet, the Piccolo and the Clarion. A musician who plays the trumpet will easily play any of the trumpet family instruments, and also other brass instruments (with a similar mouthpiece) as the Trombone, the Horn, the Tuba, the Bombardier and the Sousaphone.

You can start learning the trumpet with a trumpet from the Cascais Music School. Check for more information at our Shop.

Meet the Trumpet Teachers from the Cascais Music School.

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