The Arban Book
Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet or Cornet
OK, there is just no way getting around this one. I put this first on the list because it is THE most important of all the items on this page. There are a few important things you need to know about it before you get it. The Arban… Read more
A Trumpet Stand
This is one of the best trumpet accessories ever invented and I believe this is almost a “must have item” for every trumpet player. Not only would I have saved my trumpet but… Read more
A Good Practice Mute
Even if we have the piece, we are about to perform, 100% locked in we still have to keep practicing in order to keep our chops in tip top condition. As trumpet players we have to make sure we can practice whenever and wherever we want….
The solution not to disturb people around us? …Well, the silent way to do it…
…enter: the best trumpet practice mute
A trumpet maintenance kit
Every one who plays the trumpet must own a trumpet cleaning kit. There’s just no way around this one…
It is important to clean the trumpet regularly. Studies have shown that inhaling bacteria and mold, that lives in the dirt inside the tubings, can be dangerous and potentially lead to a form of lung disease that…Read more
It is literally impossible to clean the inside of the pipes without a “snake”, that comes along with every decent cleaning kit. Using running water alone will not get all of the debris and bacteria out from the walls inside the tubing.
In addition to this, playing with a lot of dirt inside the tubing affects the playing characteristics and resonance of the horn.
If your trumpet didn’t come with a case when you bought it you should get one ASAP. The trumpet just has to be protected because, if not, sooner or later something will happen to it. And not only that…
… by having the horn inside a gig bag or a case the slides and valves won’t dry out and the case also protects the trumpet from corrosion. Lastly, but perhaps the most fun part…
…you just feel so damn professional going to the band rehearsal with a real gig bag, using the shoulder strap and carrying it over your shoulder. To find a gig bag that best suits you and your needs, go and read the post >> best trumpet gig bags and cases.