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Knowledge of The Trumpet for Beginners

Knowledge of The Trumpet for Beginners


Are you a keen trumpeter? If so, do you know these 5 facts about our brass buddy: 

1.Despite its relatively small size, the average trumpet can have up to 6 1/2 feet of tubing. This makes the hand held trumpet taller than the average human!

2.Trumpet musical instrument are actually 3500 years old! Trumpet like instruments date back to at least 1500 BC, with trumpets found in Tutankhamun's burial chamber in Eygypt. Artwork depictions of trumpets have been dated back to 300 BC.

3.Early trumpets did not have valves and keys. These were actually not added until around 1820.

4.Modern trumpets are made from brass but early trumpets were made from other materials such as shell and wood.

5.Despite only having three valves the trumpet has 45 distinct notes that can be made by manipulating the valves.

The trumpet is a great choice of instrument for beginner musicians. The trumpet can be an easy instrument for beginners to to pick up and can be very rewarding if you persevere. If you are a beginner and you are looking to play the trumpet we have a few tips to help you get started.

Tips for Buying a Trumpet:  



Depending on the the level you are as a player will influence the trumpet you will get. As a beginner player you are best to get a beginner trumpet that has been specifically designed for beginners and then upgrade your instrument as your playing develops. 


Price is an important factor for most when choosing an instrument. There will be range of options available to you across every price range to suit your needs and budget, though it is worth noting that as a player progresses they will usually upgrade their instrument.

Tips for Once you Have a Trumpet: 

Practise Makes Perfect 

Whilst the basics of the trumpet may be easy to pick up for a beginner, like all instruments it requires a lot of patience and practise to truly master this instrument. However, the skills you learn to play on the professional trumpet are also transferable to other instruments in the brass family so your persistence will pay off.

If you are struggling to stay focused on your trumpet practise have a read of our 6 Ways to Avoid Procrastinating When You Should be Practising.

Make Use of Everything Available

There are a lot of helpful free guides, videos, blogs, forums, apps etc available out there to help aid learning and practising the trumpet, make sure to make use of them!  

Join the Community

There is a whole community of trumpeters that you can be part of. Once you start playing look into joining bands, orchestras, jazz groups, and practise clubs. There is also a great music community online in forums and on social media. Getting involved in the community is great for getting playing tips and you may even make some new music friends!

Look After Your Instrument

Your instrument will sound better if it is properly cared for, be sure to look after it.

pTrumpet Plastic Bb Trumpet

The pTrumpet Plastic Trumpet is the world first 100% plastic trumpet. The pTrumpet is an authentic and fully functioning musical instrument. Great for young beginners and players all of ages the pTrumpet is lighter, cheaper and virtually indestructible compared to the brass alternative. It is also 100% waterproof making it great for outdoor use and allows it to be washed in water when needs be.

It is available in blue, green, orange, purple, red, white, and black. The pTrumpet comes supplied with two mouthpieces and a padded gig bag and is available. 

 Instruments JP051 Bb Trumpet

The Instruments JP051 Trumpet offers a trumpet outfit perfect for beginners. This entry level trumpet is one of their most popular starter outfits. Several of the features have been specifically designed to aid beginners whilst still maintaining high standards of performance. It has an adjustable finger ring that allows for growth as the player progresses. The JP051 comes supplied with a mouthpiece and a lightweight moulded case.

Bb Trumpet

The Bb Trumpet offers a trumpet outfit perfect for beginners. This entry level trumpet exhibits many similar features to their more expensive models. It had been designed to encourage students to develop good techniques and tone from the start of their learning process.The Bb trumpet brass instruments comes supplied as a full outfit with a mouthpiece, rigid canvas bag, slide grease, and a polishing cloth.

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