Pencil Exercise-Trumpet Isometric Exercises -HELL or HEAVEN?

Trumpet isometrics. A poweful tool indeed, but with great power comes great responsibility. Do them right and get massive rewards…misuse them, and get messed up for months!

The pencil exercise for trumpet

The Pencil Exercise For Trumpet And Other Trumpet Isometric Exercises

Let’s talk about the pencil exercise for trumpet. Not only the pencil trick, but we’ll take a look at a few other trumpet isometric exercises as well…

Some questions we will dive into are…

  • Are trumpet isometrics good or bad?
  • What are some good trumpet isometric exercises?
  • Who should be doing them?
  • Can you mess up your embouchure using the pencil trick?
  • Can doing trumpet isometrics help your high notes?
  • How much can I expect to improve my trumpet endurance by doing them?

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How Much Does A Trumpet Weigh – In Pounds / Kg’s ?

As you can see, the pocket trumpet is much more tightly wrapped, making it much shorter, than the normal trumpet. This makes them so much easier to hold for a beginner student.

How Much Does An Average Trumpet Weigh?




As I’m sitting here at my kitchen table I’m listening to a radio show where the host suddenly started talking about musical instruments with his guest. They started speculating about how much different instruments weigh and the guest asked: “How much does a trumpet weigh? ” Well, since they did not find an answer online, I thought why not write an article about this… Continue reading “How Much Does A Trumpet Weigh – In Pounds / Kg’s ?”

Most Famous Trumpet Players Today And Of All Time – A LIST

A famous trumpet player playing his trumpet

Famous Trumpet Players Today-
A List Of The Most Well-Known Trumpeters Today and of All Time



Let’s have some fun and talk a bit about some really successful and well-known trumpet players.

We will start with a list of famous trumpet players today and then, in the second half of the article, take a look at the most famous trumpet players of all time. Continue reading “Most Famous Trumpet Players Today And Of All Time – A LIST”

Trumpet Player Gifts -Ideas On What To Buy For Brass Players

a present for a trumpet player

Gift Ideas For Trumpet Players

So your friends birthday is coming up and now you are looking for tips and gift ideas for trumpet players? Well, if so you are on the right page because, as a trumpet player myself, I know that what we brass players like…

…so on this page I will present some good ideas on what to buy as a gift for someone who plays the trumpet, or brass players in general. Continue reading “Trumpet Player Gifts -Ideas On What To Buy For Brass Players”

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

a man with facial hair having problem playing brass instruments



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?”

What’s The Hardest – Easiest Brass Instrument To Play ?

difficult brass instruments



What Is The Hardest – Easiest Brass Instrument To Play?

People often ask me “what’s the most difficult brass instrument to play?” or “What’s the easiest brass instrument to play?” and in this article I’m going to give my best shot at answering those questions. Continue reading “What’s The Hardest – Easiest Brass Instrument To Play ?”

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?”

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?”