Arban Trumpet Method Book – THE “BIBLE” Of Trumpet Exercises

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My two worn out Arban books. Click image to check  pricing on new Arban books over at Amazon

Arban Trumpet Method Book – Every Trumpeter’s “BIBLE”

The Arban book is called the trumpeter’s “bible”,  and for good reason. In this article we are going to take a look at why this is…

…and I’ll also share some other interesting stuff about the Arban method book, so make sure to stay with me to the end of the article. Continue reading “Arban Trumpet Method Book – THE “BIBLE” Of Trumpet Exercises”

Bach 5c Trumpet Mouthpiece Specs – REVIEW And Why It’s Good

“The Bach 5c is easy to play, produces a nice sound and is excellent for endurance. I would say that it is a very good all-around mouthpiece. The outer part of the rim is slightly more rounded, making the mouthpiece feel more secure…and oh, that also helps with control”

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Bach 5c Trumpet Mouthpiece Specs And Review

Today we are going to take a look at the Bach 5c trumpet mouthpiece specs, how it plays and some other interesting observations.

One thing is for sure though, at the time of writing this article the pricing was shockingly low on Amazon! You can click here  to check current pricing.

Ok so, so let’s jump in and take a closer look at the Bach 5c mouthpiece. Continue reading “Bach 5c Trumpet Mouthpiece Specs – REVIEW And Why It’s Good”

Improving The Low Register -Can’t Play Low Notes On Trumpet

Can’t Play Low Notes On Trumpet?

Even thought it’s more common with questions about how to play screaming high notes and master the upper register, a lot of people can’t play low notes on the trumpet and I do also frequently get questions about how to fix low note problems on trumpet… Continue reading “Improving The Low Register -Can’t Play Low Notes On Trumpet”

Yamaha 14A4a Lead Trumpet Mouthpiece Review

Yamaha 14A4a Trumpet Mouthpiece – My Experience

Is the Yamaha 14A4a trumpet mouthpiece good for high notes?

Well, in this Yamaha 14A4a mouthpiece review, we are going to take look at that. One thing is for sure though, at the time of writing this article, the 14A4a price on Amazon is shockingly low (Click here to check current pricing on Amazon)

Let’s get to it… Continue reading “Yamaha 14A4a Lead Trumpet Mouthpiece Review”

My Experience With Jean Paul TR-330 vs TR-430 Trumpet Review

“I have to say that The Jean Paul TR-330 and TR-430 are BOTH much better than I was expecting. In fact, when testing them back-to-back, I have a hard time understanding the price tag. I actually gave one of them the highest score of any intermediate trumpet, I have ever played in my whole life…and ended up buying it for myself!”

The Jean Paul TR-430, Intermediate model, on my kitchen table

Jean Paul TR-330 Trumpet Review The Jean Paul TR-330 vs Tr-430
My Experience

So, are the Jean Paul trumpets any good?

Well, those of you who have followed my trumpet blog for a while know that I just love trying out every trumpet brand I can get my hands on, and  in this article we are going to take a look at the TR-330 and the TR-430.

The 430 is a bit more expensive than the 330, to take a closer look at the  price, you can click here to check the current pricing for the TR-330 on Amazon, and you can click here to check to check pricing for the TR-430

I didn’t mean to buy one of them, but…

I tried the Jean Paul TR-330 and the TR-430 back-to-back for a couple of days, because I was working on an article about intermediate / beginner trumpets, and to make a long story short…

…I ended up buying the TR-430 for myself!

Continue reading “My Experience With Jean Paul TR-330 vs TR-430 Trumpet Review”

How To Clean a Trumpet Mouthpiece – With AND Without A Brush

Washing a brass mouthpieceHow To Clean a Trumpet Mouthpiece

Wondering how to clean a trumpet mouthpiece?  Perhaps you don’t have the right tools for the job and now you are asking…

…”how to clean a trumpet mouthpiece without a brush?”

Well, you are on the right page because I will do my best to show you how to do this. Continue reading “How To Clean a Trumpet Mouthpiece – With AND Without A Brush”

Playing Trumpet With a Mustache-Does Facial Hair Help or Hurt?

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Playing Trumpet With a Mustache Is Facial Hair a Problem?

Can I play a brass instrument with facial hair? Is playing trumpet with a mustache going to be a problem? …or…

…could it even be an advantage?

In this blog post I’m going to share my thoughts about this. Continue reading “Playing Trumpet With a Mustache-Does Facial Hair Help or Hurt?”

Best Trumpet Mouthpiece For Big Lips -Thick – Large Lips

“The Bach 1C  megatone is a very good trumpet mouthpiece for large lips”

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Best Trumpet Mouthpiece For Thick / Large Lips

What is the best trumpet mouthpiece for big lips?

We all come in different sizes, and having large and thick lips should by no means be an obstacle for becoming a great trumpet player. There are thousands and thousands of trumpet virtuosos out there with large lips, and they are doing just fine…

…some of them do indeed need bigger mouthpieces, but not all of them. You see, it also depends on what kind of chop setting we are using.

That said, before you start messing around with your embouchure, it is indeed better to look for a suitable trumpet mouthpiece for thick lips…

…assuming your embouchure is working fine, of course. Continue reading “Best Trumpet Mouthpiece For Big Lips -Thick – Large Lips”