Best Trumpets For 10-Year-Old-Kids

The Jean Paul is a very good choice for an aspiring Trumpeter. Click image to read real user reviews on Amazon.

Best trumpet for 8 to 10 year old kids

Choosing the right trumpet can be a bit tricky as you don’t want get the most expensive horn right away, in case the interest fades, and you also don’t want to buy a really bad trumpet, that’s almost impossible to play, making your kid more likely to quit.

In this article we are going to take a look at three good trumpets, from three different price ranges. This is to ensure that the reader will find at least one his budget can agree on. Continue reading “Best Trumpets For 10-Year-Old-Kids”

Playing Trumpet With A Cold – Sick Stuff!

A trumpet player is having a cold

Playing Trumpet With A Cold
Can You Practice While Being Sick?

As I’m about to start my practice session today I’m not feeling well at all. I can feel a cold coming on and this makes me wonder about a question I saw on a trumpet forum a few weeks back…

…can you practice while being sick?

Well, having friends around me heavy into health and medical stuff, I decided to take a deeper dive into that question in today’s blog post. Continue reading “Playing Trumpet With A Cold – Sick Stuff!”

Can You Play The Trumpet With Braces? Easy Tips How To Do It

“Playing trumpet with braces can be a serious handicap and a great source of frustration. However, if you play your cards right, playing with braces might just give you an edge over other trumpeters in the long run…”

a girl is playing trumpet with braces

Can You Play Trumpet With Braces?
10 Tips How To Play The Trumpet With Braces

Are you a trumpet player wondering how to play trumpet with braces? Or perhaps you have a child who is about to get braces and now you are asking, is playing trumpet with braces even possible at all?  Continue reading “Can You Play The Trumpet With Braces? Easy Tips How To Do It”

TOP 3 Best Plastic Mouthpieces For Trumpet

Plastic mouthpieces feel softer on the lips because they have more “give” to them than metal. This can be very helpful for trumpeters with braces.

Many people find the “Kelly Screamer” mouthpiece to be a phenomenal plastic mouthpiece for high notes. Click image to check real user reviews on Amazon

Best Plastic Mouthpieces For Trumpet

Plastic mouthpieces feel softer on the lips because they have more “give” to them than metal. This can be very helpful for trumpeters with braces. In fact, if you are using braces I would recommend a plastic mouthpiece over a regular, metal/brass, mouthpiece. Continue reading “TOP 3 Best Plastic Mouthpieces For Trumpet”

What Trumpet Does Tine Thing Helseth Play?

What Trumpet Does Tine Thing Helseth Play?

Because of my website, I often get asked trumpet questions by email and today, when I opened my mailbox, a reader of my blog wrote “what trumpet does Tine Thing Helseth play?”, he also wants to know if I like Tines trumpet playing and if I have ever met her…  Continue reading “What Trumpet Does Tine Thing Helseth Play?”

10 SIMPLE Tips How To Relax While Playing Trumpet

a man playing trumpet with a lot of tension in his body

How To Relax While Playing Trumpet

When it comes to trumpet playing, there are few things I have struggled with as much as getting rid of  unnecessary tension. It took me so many years before I finally got where I am today and in this article I’m going to share the tips and tricks I have learned along the way….

I recommend that you try them all, implement the tips you find work the best, and practice/ use them on a regular basis. Because almost every trumpeter knows… Continue reading “10 SIMPLE Tips How To Relax While Playing Trumpet”

Playing Trumpet On The Side Of Your Mouth-Mouthpiece Place

 

playing trumpet on the side of the mouth

Playing Trumpet On The Side Of Your Mouth
Mouthpiece Placement?

Are you having concerns about what the right mouthpiece placement for trumpet playing really is? Well, you are not alone since many trumpeters are asking questions like:

Is it ok to play trumpet on the side of your mouth?

Or they have questions like… Continue reading “Playing Trumpet On The Side Of Your Mouth-Mouthpiece Place”

How To Play Trumpet In An Apartment Without Disturbing Neighbors?

soundproofed apartment for trumpet playing

Playing Trumpet In Apartment Without Disturbing Neighbors  How to Soundproof Plus Other Tips

If you live in an apartment with lot’s of angry neighbors around you, and you happen to be a trumpet player, you could be making enemies faster than you can say “double high c” Continue reading “How To Play Trumpet In An Apartment Without Disturbing Neighbors?”

5 Simple Tips How To Relax Your Throat While Playing Trumpet

a tense throat from playing trumpet

How To Relax Your Throat While Playing Trumpet

Do you feel your throat and neck tense up when you play the trumpet? If so this is a blog post you should read.

Believe it or not, this is a very common problem and something we need to fix because playing with tension will negatively affect your sound, endurance  as well as your ability to control your playing. Continue reading “5 Simple Tips How To Relax Your Throat While Playing Trumpet”

Best Mic For Recording Trumpet Sennheiser MD 441-U Microphone

I was looking for the best mic for trumpet recording as well as the best mic for “trumpet live”, and my budget was limited. After having spent a few days, trying a lot of brands, I fell in love with the Sennheiser MD 441-U, for reasons I’m about to tell you right now…

Sennheiser MD 441 U Mic for recording trumpetBest Mic For Recording Trumpet The Sennheiser MD 441-U Microphone For Recording As Well As For Live Gigs

Last year I was on a hunt to find the best mic for recording trumpet. Not only recording but I wanted to find a mic that would be good for live gigs as well. After trying out a bunch of them, I decided to buy the one that came closest to the way I wanted the trumpet mic to capture my sound. Continue reading “Best Mic For Recording Trumpet Sennheiser MD 441-U Microphone”