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?”

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!”

What Trumpet Does Tine Thing Helseth Play?



What Trumpet Does Tine Thing Helseth Play?

Because of my website, I often get asked trumpet questions by email and today, when I opened my mailbox, a reader of my blog wrote “what trumpet does Tine Thing Helseth play?”, he also wants to know if I like Tines trumpet playing and if I have ever met her…  Continue reading “What Trumpet Does Tine Thing Helseth Play?”

10 SIMPLE Tips How To Relax While Playing Trumpet

a man playing trumpet with a lot of tension in his body

How To Relax While Playing Trumpet



When it comes to trumpet playing, there are few things I have struggled with as much as getting rid of  unnecessary tension. It took me so many years before I finally got where I am today and in this article I’m going to share the tips and tricks I have learned along the way….

I recommend that you try them all, implement the tips you find work the best, and practice/ use them on a regular basis. Because almost every trumpeter knows… Continue reading “10 SIMPLE Tips How To Relax While Playing Trumpet”

Playing Trumpet On The Side Of Your Mouth-Mouthpiece Place

 

playing trumpet on the side of the mouth

Playing Trumpet On The Side Of Your Mouth
Mouthpiece Placement?

Are you having concerns about what the right mouthpiece placement for trumpet playing really is? Well, you are not alone since many trumpeters are asking questions like:

Is it ok to play trumpet on the side of your mouth?

Or they have questions like… Continue reading “Playing Trumpet On The Side Of Your Mouth-Mouthpiece Place”

How To Play Trumpet In An Apartment Without Disturbing Neighbors?

soundproofed apartment for trumpet playing

Playing Trumpet In Apartment Without Disturbing Neighbors  How to Soundproof Plus Other Tips



If you live in an apartment with lot’s of angry neighbors around you, and you happen to be a trumpet player, you could be making enemies faster than you can say “double high c” Continue reading “How To Play Trumpet In An Apartment Without Disturbing Neighbors?”

What Is A Good Trumpet For a HighSchool Student

Jean Paul USA TR-430 Intermediate Trumpet 

In my opinion this is a very good trumpet for a high school student. It is an excellent choice and is a great buy for parents wanting to purchase their aspiring trumpeter a new horn.

What Is A Good Trumpet For a
High School Student?

If you like music, and playing the trumpet, then you owe it to yourself to invest in a decent trumpet. However, most high school students are still unsure where their trumpet playing is going take them in the coming years, and with that in mind it is perhaps not the best idea to invest in a very expensive, professional trumpet at this point… Continue reading “What Is A Good Trumpet For a HighSchool Student”

How Long Should I Practice Trumpet Each Day To Get Good? How Many Hours a Day?

“This is exactly because the brain tends to forget in between sessions, and by practicing more frequently, the info will stay fresh inside the brain. The same goes for the whole nervous system”




How Long Should I Practice Trumpet Each Day to Get Good?
How Many Hours Should I Practice…Or Minutes?

How long does it take to become a good trumpet player? How much should I practice each day to get good? How long should I practice trumpet?…HELP! Those are some common questions that people who are in the beginning of their trumpet journey often ask. Continue reading “How Long Should I Practice Trumpet Each Day To Get Good? How Many Hours a Day?”

How Often Should You Clean The Trumpet-HOW To Clean A Trumpet




How Often Should You Clean Your Trumpet? …And
HOW To Clean Your Trumpet

Many trumpet players are diligent students in the practice room but when it comes to washing the inside of the tubes, and the rest of the trumpet, they could be doing a much better job. Leaving the trumpet dirty for a long time could even be dangerous and cause a form of lung disease… Continue reading “How Often Should You Clean The Trumpet-HOW To Clean A Trumpet”