How To Play The Trumpet Without Mouthpiece Pressure -5 EASY TIPS-

“Now we are talking because this is something that is achievable. You see there is always going to be some mouthpiece pressure. It is inevitable, and the higher and louder we play, the more pressure we will use. This is just the way it is, however…”

playing trumpet wihout pressure
As you can see, it is important for me to use as little mouthpiece pressure as possible!

How To Play Trumpet Without Pressure

If you are wondering how to play the trumpet without mouthpiece pressure then we have to get one thing clear right from the start…

…it can’t be done. There is no such thing as NO mouthpiece pressure!

But wait a minute, stay with me here… Continue reading “How To Play The Trumpet Without Mouthpiece Pressure -5 EASY TIPS-“

10 Simple Tips For Piccolo Trumpet Playing

piccolo trumpet

10 Simple Tips For Piccolo Trumpet Playing

If you are thinking about starting to play the piccolo trumpet, or if you already play the piccolo and you think reading a few tips wouldn’t hurt…

…well, then you are on the right page because in this blog post I will present 10 tips for playing the piccolo trumpet. Continue reading “10 Simple Tips For Piccolo Trumpet Playing”

What is The Best Trumpet Practice Mute? Bremner Review

trumpet accessoriesBest Trumpet Practice mutes
My review

What is the best trumpet practice mute without digital feedback system?

I just made a post where I test the Yamaha Silent brass system, you know the practice mute that has a digital feedback system with headphones…

…in that review I stated that the Yamaha is the best one out on the market at this point. I stand by my statement…

But what if…

  • What if you don’t want or need the headphones and batteries?…
  • What if you don’t have 170-200 dollars to spend?….
  • What if you are looking for the best practice mute with no headphones?…

Continue reading “What is The Best Trumpet Practice Mute? Bremner Review”

Does Playing Trumpet Damage Your Lips ?

“The smile embouchure is when we stretch our lips more like a smile to get the higher notes. This is not good as the lips becomes too thin and vulnerable”

Lips that hurt from playing trumpet

Does Playing Trumpet Damage Your Lips?

As I’m sitting here, reading some of the questions on Google, I see a few people wondering “Does playing the trumpet damagame your lips?” so I thought I’d do my best to answer that question today. Continue reading “Does Playing Trumpet Damage Your Lips ?”

Beta Blockers And Performance Anxiety In Music-Musicians

“Having passed 40, I am becoming more and more health concious and I really want to know exactly what I put in my body, so this article is going to dig into how and IF using betablockers is dangerous for us.”

betablockers I use when performing trumpet music
Holding my propranolol which I’m drastically trying to cut back the use of

Beta Blockers And Performance Anxiety In Musicians

Many people suffer from stage fright and using beta blockers to treat performance anxiety is pretty common. Personally I have been using them, on and off, for 20 years on my trumpet gigs… Continue reading “Beta Blockers And Performance Anxiety In Music-Musicians”

Trumpet playing and smoking cigarettes

Considering that these negative effects happens just after a few weeks of smoking I feel a bit embarrassed sharing this data. Not only that… we all know about the negative impact smoking has on our health in general. 

a trumpeter is smoking his cigaretteTrumpet playing and smoking cigarettes

We are all human humans and, last time I checked, humans are not perfect. Believe it or not, sometimes we do things that’s not optimal for our health and one of those things are…

…smoking cigarettes!

But what if you play the trumpet. How will the smoking affect your trumpet playing ? Or could the lung training you get from blowing the trumpet, in some way, help to fight off the otherwise negative health effects of smoking ? Continue reading “Trumpet playing and smoking cigarettes”

Can Trumpet Playing Cause a Stroke ?

“…with keeping what they said in mind, it is very clear that it is the tightening of the chest and neck muscles in combination with the backpressure from that air that starts it all”

A man is playing the trumpet

Can Trumpet playing Cause Stroke?

I’m sitting here with black coffee in my hand and my trumpet on the table after just having played something in the upper register and this time I was getting pretty dizzy from the high notes again. How big are the risks really ? Are we playing with fire ? I know that trumpet playing can indeed cause a stroke and I have been thinking about the risks before, but this time… I decided to take a deeper look at it. Continue reading “Can Trumpet Playing Cause a Stroke ?”

Is Playing The Trumpet Good For Asthma ?

Playing the trumpet can be beneficial for reducing symptoms of asthma but is it significant? How much can having asthma affect trumpet playing and… could it even be that having asthma HELPS trumpet playing in some aspects?

asthma inhalator for trumpet playing

Is playing the Trumpet good for Asthma?

Playing the trumpet can be beneficial for reducing asthma symptoms but…

  • Is it significant?
  • How much can having asthma affect trumpet playing?
  • Could it even be that having asthma HELPS trumpet playing in some aspects?

Continue reading “Is Playing The Trumpet Good For Asthma ?”