Yamaha YTR-8310Z Bobby Shew Trumpet Review (My Experience)

Yamaha YTR-8310Z Bobby Shew Trumpet

My Experience With The Bobby Shew YTR-8310Z Trumpet-Review

The Bobby Shew, Yamaha YTR-8310Z B-flat trumpet is the trumpet I have been using most of the time the last 7 years or so, as my main B-flat trumpet. It has been a great relationship and it’s about time I write a review on the 8310Z. Continue reading “Yamaha YTR-8310Z Bobby Shew Trumpet Review (My Experience)”

Stiff Lips And Trumpet Playing – Unresponsive Chops?

Stiff Lips When Playing Trumpet How To Fix Unresponsive Chops

It’s early in the morning and after my second cup of coffee I pick up my beloved horn. I start my practice day by doing som descending scales, like the ones I talk about in the article warm up routines for trumpet.

Right from the start my lips feels strange and when I get down to first line “e” the sound get’s weaker and two steps further the low “c” hardly speaks at all…. Continue reading “Stiff Lips And Trumpet Playing – Unresponsive Chops?”

Jean Paul TR-430 Trumpet Review – My Experience

If someone blindfolded me, gave me a horn, didn’t tell me the brand and just had me play it to give it a score from 1-10, I would probably rate the Jean Paul 8/10 (as I’m used to playing professional trumpets)…however, when taking to account that the TR-430 is sold and marketed as an intermediate trumpet, and it should be rated in its own class, I simply can not help but give it a full 10/10

Jean Paul USA tr 430 trumpet

My Experience With The Jean Paul
TR-430 Trumpet Review

When working on an article about what intermediate / beginner trumpets I consider to be the best, I tried out a lot of different horns. I had music shops send me trumpets to try out and one of them was the Jean Paul TR-430 trumpet, and to make a long story short…

…I ended up buying this trumpet for myself! Continue reading “Jean Paul TR-430 Trumpet Review – My Experience”

Why My Head Hurts When I Play Trumpet-Headache When Playing

Take a pen and a piece of paper and draw 21 squares, or use a paper calendar. For the next three weeks you are going to give yourself a score and write it down in the calendar after each practice session.

he has got a headache from blowing in the trumpet

Why Does My Head Hurt When I Play Trumpet?
Headache When Playing

Many trumpeters are getting headaches from playing the trumpet. This happens more often in the upper register or when the trumpeter plays loudly, and usually a combination of the two. Why does this happen and what can we do about it? Continue reading “Why My Head Hurts When I Play Trumpet-Headache When Playing”

Cornet vs. Trumpet – What’s the Difference Between Them?

“Another important difference between the trumpet and the cornet is the bore size, or the inside of the tubing.  On the trumpet the tubing is what we call “cylindrical” whereas on the cornet the tubing is “conical”

Cornets vs. trumpets
Two cornets to the left and two trumpets to the right. What are the differences?

Cornet vs. Trumpet

The difference between a cornet and a trumpet
and how/where they are used

This article is going to answer the question “what’s the difference between a cornet and a trumpet ?” as well as shed some light on in what situations you’d be better off using the cornet instead of the trumpet, and vice versa.

This is something you must know so stay with me all the way to the end of the article. A lot of other questions about the trumpet vs. cornet will also be answered, and I will try my best to make it an easy and interesting read… Continue reading “Cornet vs. Trumpet – What’s the Difference Between Them?”

Playing Trumpet After Long Break-Restarting Comeback Player

“When picking up the trumpet again it is actually on day two and three that you should be more careful. Playing trumpet again after a long break is going to shock your embouchure muscles, so no matter how easy you go at it the first day, your embouchure muscles will be overworked on day two and day three….”

Playing Trumpet After A Long Break

I’m quite familiar with the frustration and mental anguish that can accompany the decision to start playing trumpet again after having had a long break. This is because I have had many long breaks in may days myself, with the longest one being a little over a year.

During those periods I have found a few things to be of particular importance for comeback trumpet players… Continue reading “Playing Trumpet After Long Break-Restarting Comeback Player”

Best Age To Start Playing Trumpet / Brass Instruments?

Kids old enough to start playing the trumpet

What is The Best Age To Start Playing Trumpet / Brass Instruments?

Brass instruments are not the easiest musical instruments to master but once you do, they present a world of fun and excitement to the player. So, if brass instruments are considered pretty challenging, what would be the best age to start playing brass instruments? Well, that is precisely what this article is going to cover. Continue reading “Best Age To Start Playing Trumpet / Brass Instruments?”

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 source of great 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”