26 Trumpet Playing TIPS On How To Become a BETTER Trumpet Player

26 Action Steps
-Trumpet Playing Tips-
To Improve Your Trumpet Playing
How to Become a Better Trumpet Player
Than Ever!

Looking for trumpet playing tips? Well if so then this is the article for you!

Trumpet players today are spending so much time “out in the field”, playing in different bands, searching for the best trumpet or are, in some other way living  “trumpt life”, that they often forget to think about the small tings…

…you know, the small things we can do TODAY  to improve our trumpet playing and become a better trumpet player in the long run.

Don’t get me wrong. Being out in the field is very important and of course you should continue with that, however, sometimes we also need to sit down and reflect a bit, ask ourselves the question…

…”how to become a better trumpet player ?”

…and relly think for a while if we truly are doing everything we can to improve our trumpet playing. So with that in mind I am going to share 26 trumpet playing tips

…26 action steps you can take, to help you become a better trumpet player than you ever thought possible.

Ready for it? Great…Let’s go!  =)

Action #1 : Straighten up and lengthen your spine

This is one thing you can do to instantly play the trumpet better. Every now and then when you are practicing you should deliberately try to improve your posture and lengthen your spine.

  • Chest out
  • Head up (imagine that a rope is attached to the top of your head and that rope is physically pulling you UP, lengthening your whole spine)
  • Chin in

This will help you in several ways. First it will help you keep your body alert and ready for “action” An open and good posture will also help you be more relaxed and, as we all know, relaxed playing is superior to tense playing….

…in addition to this, keeping your posture open and straight makes your pillar of air/ airway become as long as possible. This will drastically improve your breathing as well as increase the amount of air you can take in. As if all this wasn’t enough, the good posture and long airway will help you keep a better breath support.

So remember, straighten up!

Action #2 : In your “minds ear” hear what you want to play and sound like BEFORE you play

The captain of a ship has a much better chance of actually getting somewhere if he know’s the destination. Well, the same is true with your trumpet sound, playing style and execution. Before you play a certain phrase, first try to really heart that phrase in your minds ear…

…hint, you should here yourself play it perfectly.

Don’t underestimate this tip. For achieving the best result, with everything in life, we will always get better results if we have a map and know where we are going. By listening to a trumpet player that has a gorgeous sound and great skills, you are creating that map for your own playing.

Action #3 : Be serious yet goof around a lot

What, isn’t that a contradiction? …

…well, yes but here’s the deal:

The best drivers are people who compete in rally or formula 1 competitions. What did they do when they were rally young and started driving? They played around A LOT, pushing the limits of the car and of their driving skill, speeding and doing handbrake turns etc…

…that playing and pushing the limitsthis helps immensely develop their driving skills. Now if we transfer this into trumpet playing we  too have to goof around, play fast, very fast, add trills, do playful stuff and mess up with the exercise we are practicing. But of course we also have to play very strict, focused and seriously.

Here is how I do it when I practice for example a scale exercise

  • First I play it slowly and 100% strict and focused
  • I repeat the exercise and the second time I play it faster but still very strict
  • The third time I try to play it as fast as I possible can, I add trills and try to put in a few ornaments and some small playful variations

That third point right there is equivalent to what the your formula 1 drivers were doing when they got their first car when they were very young so to put it in other words…

If the trumpet would be a car we have to become a master driver and we do that by pushing our limits to the edge of, and often also beyond, our limits.

Action #4 : Get the trumpeters “holy bible”

If trumpet playing were a religion then the Arban book would our holy bible. The Arban trumpet method book is a legendary book and you probably already own it. IF not then you absolutely MUST get that book asap.

It is a book that it is almost impossible to practice from and not get better. It is my serious opinion that this, almost 400 page legendary trumpet book, should be in EVERY trumpet players home…

…read more about the Arban book in my post must have items for every trumpet player

Action #5 : Have a “lock in” piece

Even if you study classical trumpet and never have to do any improvisation (it’s ok and totally fine, you don’t need to study improvisation in that case) and you don’t do any playing without using sheet music, you still have to have at leaast ONE pretty difficult piece that you can play without looking at any sheet-music.

  • Choose one piece as your “lock in piece”
  • Learn to play it 100% correctly without having to use sheet-music
  • Get really good at it
  • Play it a few times per week
Why?

By doing this and really “locking in that piece” you will store every important aspect of the trumpet playing mechanics, deeply into your subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is involved in everything we do, much more than our logical thinking part of the brain.. It is the part of the brain that is behind the core functions without us having to think about it…

..so, naturally, it would be a very good idea to have the subconscious mind on our side, when we want to learn how to be a good trumpeter as well, wouldn’t you agree?

Action #6 : Set personal trumpet playing goals

This is important and something you should be doing. Even if you take trumpet lessons and your teacher gives you lessons you have to master, you should also set your own personal trumpet playing goals.

Numerous studies have show that people who have the habit of setting goals get much further in life than people who don’t. This is of course also true when it comes to improving our trumpet playing.

A few examples of how our goals could look

  • In two weeks from now I will be able to play this tonguing exercise with a tempo of 125 bpm
  • I will find a way to perform this difficult piece in public within 4 months from now
  • I will practice this sound exercise every day without fail for 30 days in a row

…and so on. You get the picture. You should also write down your goal on paper since studies also show this to have stronger effects on us. By writing it down it gets deeper imprinted in your brain.

Action #7 : Regularly play duets with a Trumpet playing friend

You can not do this habit without becoming a better trumpet player. It will inspire you and keep you motivated. Better motivation = better and more time in your practice room and of course that will pay dividend in form of more trumpet skills and…

…of course the socializing is important in and of itself and, in addition to this, by just meeting with, and talking to, another trumpet player for an hour or so you will get to share ideas and trumpet playing tips. You will teach him or her new ideas and you will learn new ideas. A true win win situation.

For best results it would be great if your duet playing trumpet friend would be on a slightly more advanced level than you. That way you would really have to concentrate and  spending time with people that are better than us will in general have a positive effect on our own road to improvement…

…now of course finding a trumpet friend that is on the exact”optimal level” for your own benefits is a luxury that can be hard to find and in that case don’t skip this action just because of that but just play duets with any friend, as it’s still very beneficial.

Action #8 : Make a habit of doing a “warm down” at the end of your practice session or gig

Many trumpeters likes to make fun of “cool downs” or “warm downs” by trying to sound cool themselves, with comments like…

  • “The only cool down I need is a cold beer”
  • “If your lips are tired then why play even more?”
  • “When I’m tired I just put my horn down”
  • “Warm downs are unnecessary waste of time”

…but they really shouldn’t because, as Mark Van Cleave says “where you leave your chops at the end of your playing day, is where you will find them the morning after” and I really agree with this.

The lips are very soft and delicate and they get abused during your playing day. By doing a really focused cool down, at a very soft volume, before you put your horn in the case for the night, you will help refocus your chops and make all those tiny micro muscles find the correct place again.

If you are interested you can find my personal favorite warm down exercise in the article
how to improve tone quality on your trumpet 

Action #9 : Make listening to one of your favorite trumpet player a part of your warmup routine

how do i become a better trumpet playerEven just 2-3 minutes is enough and I would recommend you do this even before you play your first warmup notes for the day.

By listening to your favorite trumpet player you are  “storing” that way of playing and, more importantly, the trumpet sound you like so much, in your “minds ear”

Now, whenever you lift your horn to play something during the day you will have that very sound you like so much fresh in your minds ear. This is  giving your subconscious mind that map I talked bout earlier….

…a destination where you would like to go and, with time, you are much more likely to end up where you would like to be. After all, a ship without a map or navigation system, will just end up drifting at sea.

Action #10 : Spend most of your practice session playing very softly

This is probably one of the more important advices of all these trumpet playing tips. If we spend a lot of time playing loudly our lips tend to “spread”. When this happens we are no longer able to have a constructive practice session since we have to produce what’s coming out of the bell in a slightly different way just to get the notes we want.

It goes without saying that, when doing that, we are not adding more “practice time” to the correct way of playing and, thus, we are not being constructive and sometimes even destructive since we are just confusing the lips.

Now listen up!

I am NOT saying that loud playing is the wrong way of setting our chops or that it will always lead to problems. It is VERY possible to play loudly in a correct way but what I am saying is that ,if doing most of our practicing like this, our lips tends to get spread and in the long run, this is not good for us.

Practicing softly really centers and focuses the lips

Practicing softly, on the other hand, almost always centers and focuses the aperture (the small opening in the lips) and the delicate muscles around it. This is enormously beneficial for our playing since that focused aperture is the very core of the control we have over the instrument.

Action #11 : Take “extra lessons” with another  teacher

If we want to learn how to play the trumpet we need advice…and we need a lot of it!

Even if you already have a trumpet teacher you should every so often schedule a lesson with another teacher. This is not to say your current teacher is no good…

..I mean, how could I even say that? I don’t know you or your teacher, come on!  But what I AM saying is that it’s incredible valuable to hear different ideas and get new perspectives.

Doing this the likelihood of you getting a few “ahaa moments” is very high and those can be what rally catapults your trumpet playing and takes it to the next level. Not to mention it also helps with keeping motivation and wanting to improve high…

…and keeping that fire alive well, that could potentially be what makes or breaks your trumpet playing.

Action #12 : Don’t be afraid to experiment with your embouchure setting

This is especially true if you are not happy with the way you play right now and the results you are getting, despite putting in the practice hours, then your really should be experimenting with ways to modify your embouchure setting.

A word of warning before we proceed

Don’t try to experiment with your embouchure when you are in  period of having many gigs or if you have some form of music project going on since every change we make to the embouchure will take some time before getting used to. Even if we happen to get lucky and instantly change to a better way of playing it will take some time.

You can always go back

Many trumpeters are afraid to do this, thinking it might somehow be dangerous and forever destroy their playing. This is understandable as changing the way we use those delicate small muscles in our face will, at first, mess everything up. However it is very unlikely to “destroy you” unless you somehow are using massive force and abuse you muscles in a strange way.

When changing something it is just a matter of training the “brain muscle connection”, doing a lot of reps with your new setting and…

…if it’s not working for you you can always go back to the old way of playing.

I have experimented a LOT with my own chop setting and embouchure during my years and here are a just a few things I have tried

  • Playing with slightly rolled-in lips (like a Steven’s embouchure)
  • Playing with just the bottom lip slightly rolled in under the top lip
  • Playing with air pockets under my upper lip
  • Overlapping my upper lip with my under lip
  • Touching the bottom lip with my tongue while I’m playing (like a TCE -tongue controlled embouchure)
  • Playing with air pockets in my cheeks
  • Using more pucker and playing more on the “inside, soft part of the lip” (this is the way I play today and the lip setting that works best for me
  • Applying most of the mouthpiece pressure on my bottom lip
  • Applying most of the mouthpiece pressure on my top lip (generally not a good idea)

…and so on, the combinations and ways to experiment is endless. Now, if you are happy with the way you play then, needless to say, don’t change anything!

Some advice on the way

If you do decide to experiment, however, then remember that it is going to take some time before you will know if the new way of playing is going to be a better way for you. I recommend giving it at least two weeks of trying before you go back to the old way of playing.

Action #13 : Make a list of trumpet players you want to go listen to in real life

Take a pen and a piece of paper and make that list right now. Put the list up on the wall in your practice room. Then check off the list as you go about your years.

Listening to and experiencing trumpet masters in real life is a whole other thing than listening to recordings or watching YouTube clips. Your brain will soak up the moment, the sound and the energy and you can only become a better trumpet player yourself as a result. Not to mention, what do you think it does to your motivation?

“When learning to play the trumpet it is very important to listen to differnet trumpet virtuosos. Masters that have spent years and years practing the trumpet”

 Action #14 : Exercise… no, seriously, exercise!!!

I don’t think I have to mention how many studies there are showing how good physical exercise is for our mind, brains and bodies. A healthy brain and body is able to learn much faster and will become much better at the task it want’s to learn. Trumpet playing included, but equally important; the breathing!

Physical exercise will significantly improve your breathing and lung capacity and it should come to no surprise that would mean big benefits for your trumpet playing so seriously…

…just exercise! It really is that beneficial for you.

Action #15 : Learn to master the art of
“controling your neves”

Many of us get some serious stage fright when we have to perform in front of an audience and that’s nothing to be ashamed of. A little nervousness can even be helpful because it ensures us to be alert. However if we get too nervous then we will not have great control over ourselves and our trumpet playing…

…this is something we should work on!

There are numerous things we can do to help train our brains and bodies to better master the art of controlling our nerves.

Just a few tips could be:

  • Meditation

I highly recommend meditation because when training meditation we are literally training our brains to ignore distractions and focus on what we WANT to be focusing on instead…

…now, nervousness is a form of distraction that starts from negative thoughts like “what if I miss that high notes” or “what if they think I’m a crappy musician” or “what if I’m not going to have enough endurance to get to the end”…and so on.

By meditating regularly you will become much better at ignoring those negative thoughts and instead focus on what’s importnt at te moment…the music!  This leads to much lower levels of anxiety and nervousness.

  • A LCHF diet (low carb high fat or keto diet)

This is an excellent way of keeping your blood sugar stable as a rock and that will help with keeping nerves under control. You see, every time your blood sugar levels drops too fast, your body will pump out a bit of adrenaline and cortisol (stress hormones) into your blood in order to make the blood sugar levels go back up…

…and excess amounts stress hormones is something we do not want when we are performing. Trust me on that!

  • Intermittent fasting

The ketogenic diet or LCHF diet is extreme so I understand that most people will not be doing that and that is very understandable. There is another way at keeping the blood sugar stable though and that is intermittent fasting. This is what I personally do and on days I have to perform a difficult trumpet solo I do not eat anything at all during that day until after my performance is done.

Warning!

Do NOT try this for the first time when on a gig day. It takes some time to get used to intermittent fasting and the first couple of times you are trying it you are likely going to feel like crap. So try it a couple of times a week at home on “non important days” first to get used to it.

If you do not know what intermittent fasting is then here is a good article about it.

  • CBT (Cognitive-behavioral therapy)

This basically means that you practice and learn how to, first, notice the negative thoughts you are thinking, and, second, how to replace those thoughts with other, more realistic thoughts…

…after all, missing a few notes at a concert does not mean forever public humiliation or, even worse, death.

There are of course a lot more tools than this you can learn, to master your nerves, but in order to not make this article long as a book, I can’t put them all here. If you want more practical tools you can read my article how to not be nervous performing on stage playing the trumpet.

If the tools and tricks don’t help there IS a way to “cheat”

Some people practice and perform a lot only to never get better at mastering their nerves. We are all different and I, somewhat, belong in that category myself. The tools I use (meditation and fasting) really do help me but sometimes I still get too nervous if it is an important gig…

…if you are like me then perhaps this would be the place for me to recommend something I take if I want to “cheat” a little on my most important gigs…

…if I really feel a lot of anxiety and the gig is just too important for risking any “messing up”, I take a special natural anxiety supplement I have found. It really does wonders for my performance anxiety and it is one of the few anxiety supplements that actually works.

I have made a review about that supplement over on my other blog and, if you are interested to learn more about it, you can click here to read that review

Action #16 : Scales scales scales

No matter if you are a jazz trumpeter, classical trumpet or anything in between you have to play a lot of scales. Rafael Mèndes, perhaps the greatest trumpet player that ever lived, use to say “scales, scales, scales and more scales”…

…this is understandable because scales is the very foundation of the whole trumpet playing mechanism…

…and we should never stop practicing the foundations. NEVER EVER!

Just like professional basket players never stop practicing throwing free throws and just like professional tennis players never stops constantly bouncing the tennis ball a few times before serving, we never stop practicing scales.

It does not matter on what level you are. Scales are the first thing you learn to play when you start playing the trumpet and playing them should be apart of your trupet life, until your last day of playing the trumpet on this earth so, yeah…

…practice more scales!

Action #17 : Practice in a pitch black room

Not all the time of course but, a few times a month, find a room that has no windows, turn off the lights and start playing something.

What for?

If we deprive the rest of our senses all the stimuli then our ability to use our ears and listening is greatly heightened. Now, just like most things this won’t make any difference if you only do it once. It is the repetition that gets us the rsults.

By practicing in a dark room a few times a month you will build a stronger “brain-ear-body connection” , your whole listening mechanism and your “minds ear” will start to work a whole lot better for you.

Action #18 : Record yourself practicing – Then listen, notice and adjust

microphoneRecording yourself and then listening to your paying is incredible beneficial. Every time you listen to yourself objectively you will notice things about your playing that you were not aware of.

I dare to say that there is not one single trumpet player on this earth that has got such high self awareness that he would not benefit from this…

…everyone of us becomes more or less “blinded”, or should I say “deaf” to our own playing with time and here’s where recordning and then listening to youself enters the picture. Recordning your playing and thhen listening to what you just played will almost always give you a few “ahaa” moments…

…like for example:

  • What? I did not realize my articulation of those eight notes were THAT short
  • Hold on a minute here, my low “B” is always a bit sharp in that piece
  • I use way to much vibrato on the long notes

…just examples but you understand my point. If you want to be your own best teacher you need to record yourself and today that is easier than ever. Every smartphone or iPhone nowadays has got some kind of recording function on them, either as a voice recorder app or real video camera recorder function, or both.

It can be brutal though

Sometimes we become so blinded by being in “first person mode” that when we first listen to what we recorded we hear so many things we don’t like and go..

…”am I really that bad?” We get hit by the brutal reality and, sometimes, that can indeed feel really bad. This is OK, in fact it is a good thing because now you can adjust and quickly improve your trumpet playing.

Once you have done it a few times you get used to listening and giving yourself honest, constructive, criticism and you might even get fond of doing it because you know how healthy it is for your playing. This is how you learn to play the trumpet.

Action #19 : Stand in a corner and play something “pianissimo”

Take your horn, go to the corner of the room and play something at a very soft level with the bell of your trumpet directed straight at the corner (you should stand really close to the corner)

When you do this you really get to know your own sound. By playing straight into the corner of the room, the acoustics will make it so that the overtones in every note you play will be much more prominent. Hearing “all of your sound” like this makes it an excellent opportunity to really clean and polishing your trumpet sound…

…when you hear the most overtones / the riches sound, you’ll know that “now I’m doing everything right”.

Action #20 : Rest as much as you play…or even more

Most of us have heard the trumpet playing tip “you should rest as much as you play” but how many of us are actually following that advice?

I strongly recommend you to take frequent rests during your practice sessions. It is the total  number of  “reps” we do on fresh lips that makes us good trumpet players with good control over the trumpet and strong embouchures. The more practice time you login on fresh lips the better…

…in fact, I almost want to sound as dramatic as to state: once you practice beyond the point of being fresh, you are no longer improving your trumpet playing and it can even make you be destructive…

…making you go backwards instead of forwards.

You could setup your playing-rest day something like this
  • Practice 40 seconds
  • Rest for 50 seconds
  • Your practice session lasts for 50 minutes
  • You rest at least 50 minutes before the next session

Of course you don’t have to be that anal and measure the EXACT number of seconds with a stop watch it you don’t want to (you CAN however, because it’s not a bad idea to help keep us on track) but perhaps you could just estimate it so you’ll get the “rest-playing sequences” somewhat in the ballpark.

Action #21 : Every now and then take a day off from trumpet playing

While we are on the subject of rest I want to put this as the following advice. Don’t be afraid to take a day off from your trumpet practice. During that day do something completely different to expand and grow as a person and don’t touch your horn.

Why? Don’t I need daily practice to become a better trumpet player?

Of course you should practice daily but it can be very beneficial for the embouchure muscles to get a day of rest and…

…for your mind as well!!

It is when we rest that we grow. Every bodybuilder knows this as they go to the gym, train so the muscle fibers tears down, then go home to eat and rest. During that period of rest the body sends signals to the muscles to start repairing themselves and grow stronger, so that they can withstand the physical abuse if the owner of the muscles should happen to do it again.

I am NOT saying you should practice so much that you completely destroy and tear down your face muscles, that’s a really BAD idea (believe me, I have tried) but I AM saying that the idea of resting and coming back stronger is a very good concept…

…buy taking a day off, perhaps once every 10 days, you will recharge your mental and physical batteries and that will make you improve your trumpet playing faster than if you just hammer it out in the practice room, every day, for weeks on end.

Action #22 : Arrange frequent performances

This is important because it forces us to put ourselves out there and grow as musicians. If you don’t have enough people asking for you to come perform then try to arrange performances yourself.

This could for example be

  • Asking you local curch if you could come and play along with the hymns they are doing the next Sunday
  • Arranging your own music happening somewhere, ask a few other musicians to join and then invite people to come listen to you
  • Or perhaps just go “busking” and play a few pieces on the street

Whatever it is, regular playing in front of an audience will significanlty help you become a better trumpet player so…

…just put yourself out there!

Action #23 : Dont’ be afraid to try different “gear”

Don’t get me wrong here, the equipment we use is never as important as practicing. After all, it is the person that makes the music and not the ger itself…

…that said, if you do not get along with the trumpet you are using or if you are playing with a mouthpiece that does not fit you, and your playing needs, than you are making things harder for yourself than necessary. Finding a trumpet that your enjoy playing can really help you to accel and the same goes with mouthpieces, of course.

Try your friends trumpet for a few days. Borrow different mouthpieces and try them out in your practice room and in different playing situations.

Now, a word of warning

It is easy to get obsessed and start focusing too much on switching back and forth between gears, neglecting what’s most important; focused practicing. So don’t fall into that trap however…

…in order to find the gear that suits YOU the best, some experimenting IS necessary.

Action #24 : Play soft long notes to build your Trumpet endurance
Find your “golden notes”

Nothing builds endurance on the trumpet  like playing soft long tones in the middle to semi high register. You can play as many trumpet etudes, without any rest in them, as you want but they will never build your trumpet stamina as static soft long notes. The same goes with lip slurs, they are great and the do build some endurance as well as power but when it comes to building endurance…nope, they cant match long notes.

Find your “golden notes”

I’m not kidding you, it took me over 30 years to find the three notes that builds my endurance like nothing else. Well, it took so long because I was not looking …I did not know about this and I wish I had. Anyway, for me the three “magic notes” that builds my endurance on the trumpet like nothing else are

  • “G” on top of the staff as my “baseline note”
  • “F” under that G
  • “A” directly over that G

These are my golden endurance notes and if I get a few reps, on fresh lips, a day playing soft long notes on these notes my endurance will be strong and robust.

Now there are a few additional steps and tricks I take with the golden notes and it is important HOW we practice the golden notes to get the endurance we desire, but this article is already over 5000 words so I can not get deeper into it here because it would take quite some additional explaining, however…

…if you want more guidance on this you can contact me directly through the contact section on this website.

Action #25 : YouTube is a goldmine

As we already stated, doing A LOT watching and listening to other trumpet players is very important when we seek the answers to the question “how to become a better trumpet player ?”

YouTube can be a real goldmine when learning to play the trumpet. You can find hundreds and hundreds of great trumpet playing tips there, and of course trumpet playig tips that are not so great, so pick and choose who you follow. Or…

…why not create your own trumpet channel on YouTube? It would be a great complement to the “arrange your own playing performances tip” I just talked about, because in a way you are indeed putting yourself out there when you post your trumpet plying on  public platform like that. Oh, but one more thing…

…just make sure the YouTube watching doesn’t take away any of your trumpet practicing time =)

Action #26 : Use LESS air but MORE air support

So many of us have our whole trumpet life heard from different teacher the phrase “more air, more air!” and sure, sometimes we could indeed use more air, for example if we have a sound that does not have a “body” in it and that does not carry, however…

…more often than not it is not the solution. Say we struggle a bit to get up to a certain note and we hear those famous words again “more air!”…so we take a big breath and blow more air through the horn. The only thing we accomplished now is, at best, a louder dynamic without any finesse whatsoever or, at worse, we completely missed the note.

Why did we miss the note?

Because by pushing more air when we need to jump up to a higher note we spread our aperture (the tiny opening in our embouchure where the air comes out) and made it too big for the given note. If we even succeed with getting the note, in this manner, it will most likely be flat and have a very nasty sound.

Instead use a more focused airstream and more breath support!

What we want to do instead of blowing the aperture too big we should use a more focused airstream. Like a laser beam.

This is how we focus our airstream

  • By raising the position of the tongue inside our mouth
  • By putting LESS air through the trumpet
  • By controlling the muscles around the aperture

Now while we are doing this it is important to support the “laser beam” airstream with enough breath support. If we do not do this we won’t get the right “energy” in the sound and it will also be more difficult to get the note in the first place.

Final words about learning to play the trumpet

So there you have it, these were my 26 best trumpet playing tips for now. I might add more in the future if I find the time for it. I hope this article at least somewhat answers your question “how to become a better trumpet player” and remember…

…playing the trumpet is difficult but we should love the challenge. We should have fun on the journey!

We will NEVER ever get fully learned so that’s why I so often use the words “learning to play the trumpet” instead of “becoming a good trumpet player” because the later somewhat implies that the journey ends after that…

…but it doesn’t! We should always strive to improve our trumpet playing and by frequently asking ourselves the question” how to become a better trumpet player ?” we are setting our minds for success. But hey, I know you know this already because YOU reading all these trumpet playing tips well…

…that tells me that you are eager to learn and improve, so keep up the good work!

Thank you for reading the article ” 26 Trumpet playing tips on how to become a better trumpet player -improving your trumpet playing and become better than ever”

-Robert Slotte-

P.S. Perhaps you also would be interested in reading my article 10 simple tips for playing the piccolo trumpet.