Are Pocket Trumpets Easier To Play? Pocket Trumpet vs Regular

A pocket trumpet

Are Pocket Trumpets Easier-Harder To Play?
Pocket Trumpet vs. Regular Trumpet

As I’m sitting here, spending a bit of time readingin on trumpet forums, I find these questions coming up again and again…

  • Are pocket trumpets easier to play?
  • Are pocket trumpet harder to play?
  • Pocket trumpet vs. piccolo trumpet, are they the same?
  • Pocket trumpet vs normal trumpet, what are the differences?
  • Are pocket trumpets any good?
  • Are pocket trumpets real musical instruments?

…so I thought I might as well write an article, answering those questions. I hope you find it informative. Continue reading “Are Pocket Trumpets Easier To Play? Pocket Trumpet vs Regular”

Yamaha YTR 2330 Trumpet Review – Standard Trumpet Experience

“When I take all these factors into account and weigh them against the price, I have to say, you will have a very hard time finding a better student trumpet than the YTR-2330”

Yamaha YTR-2330 Standard trumpet
The Yamaha YTR-2330 has got some good reviews on Amazon. Click image to read them.

Yamaha YTR 2330 Trumpet Review  Intermediate / Student
Trumpet Experience

Are you looking for a good student / intermediate trumpet for your kid, or perhaps for yourself, and now you are wondering “is the Yamaha YTR 2330 worth the money?

If so, this is the article for you because this is going to be a detailed Yamaha YTR 2330 student trumpet review. Continue reading “Yamaha YTR 2330 Trumpet Review – Standard Trumpet Experience”

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”

B&S 3137 Challenger II Series – Bb Trumpet Review

Compared to other professional trumpets, The B&S is pretty affordable. Click image to check current pricing at Amazon



B&S 3137-S Challenger II Series  Professional Bb Trumpet – Review

In this article I’m going to do a B&S Challenger II review, and it is the 3137-S medium large bore trumpet, that is under the microscope today.

A couple of years ago, when I was in the market for a new Bb trumpet, the B&S challenger II, was one of the trumpets I had at my house for several weeks, in order to really give a good test drive. I remember it vividly, and on top of that I took a lot of notes, so it’s about time I transfer my thoughts and writings to this blog… Continue reading “B&S 3137 Challenger II Series – Bb Trumpet Review”

Swollen Lips From Playing Trumpet TIPS To Prevent Swelling Lips When Playing

“A few years ago I had a lot of struggle with my lips swelling when playing the trumpet. I played worse than I otherwise would have, on quite a few gigs because of this, and since you are reading this article I’m guessing you know that feeling…and that it’s far from being fun!”

swollen lips after playing trumpet

Swollen Lips From Playing Trumpet
How To Prevent Swelling

If you get swollen lips from playing trumpet, to the point of it interfering with your playing, then this is the article for you because in this post I will share 7 tips on how I personally dealt with this, annoying issue. Continue reading “Swollen Lips From Playing Trumpet TIPS To Prevent Swelling Lips When Playing”

Kaizer Trumpet Review – Are Kaizer Trumpets Good ?

Click image to read other real user reviews on Amazon



Kaizer Trumpet Review
Kaizer Bb Trumpet Quality…

So are Kaizer trumpets good or not?

It’s time for one more review, from another beginner brand you can find in today’s trumpet jungle…

…let’s get to it! Continue reading “Kaizer Trumpet Review – Are Kaizer Trumpets Good ?”

Review – Yamaha Bobby Shew Jazz Mouthpiece-Specs -Experience



Yamaha Bobby Shew Jazz Mouthpiece Review And Specs -My Experience

So, is Yamaha Bobby Shew Jazz mouthpiece any good? Well, as the trumpet nerd I am, of course I own one of these too, so I guess it’s about time for me to make a detailed Bobby Shew Jazz trumpet mouthpiece review. Continue reading “Review – Yamaha Bobby Shew Jazz Mouthpiece-Specs -Experience”

Trumpet Warm Up Exercises-Best Routines And How To Warm Up

On this page you will find trumpet warm up exercises for beginners, intermediates and advanced!



Trumpet Warm Up Exercises And
How To Warm Up On Trumpet

Wondering how to warm up on trumpet, and now you are looking for trumpet warm up routines and exercises? If so this is the ultimate page for you, so grab a cup of coffee and stay for a while, because this could really improve your trumpet playing significantly. Continue reading “Trumpet Warm Up Exercises-Best Routines And How To Warm Up”