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 great source of 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”

TOP 3 Best Plastic Mouthpieces For Trumpet

Plastic mouthpieces feel softer on the lips because they have more “give” to them than metal. This can be very helpful for trumpeters with braces.

Many people find the “Kelly Screamer” mouthpiece to be a phenomenal plastic mouthpiece for high notes. Click image to check real user reviews on Amazon

Best Plastic Mouthpieces For Trumpet

Plastic mouthpieces feel softer on the lips because they have more “give” to them than metal. This can be very helpful for trumpeters with braces. In fact, if you are using braces I would recommend a plastic mouthpiece over a regular, metal/brass, mouthpiece. Continue reading “TOP 3 Best Plastic Mouthpieces For Trumpet”

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”