Does Playing Trumpet Damage Your Lips ?

“The smile embouchure is when we stretch our lips more like a smile to get the higher notes. This is not good as the lips becomes too thin and vulnerable”

Lips that hurt from playing trumpet



Does Playing Trumpet Damage Your Lips?

As I’m sitting here, reading some of the questions on Google, I see a few people wondering “Does playing the trumpet damagame your lips?” so I thought I’d do my best to answer that question today. Continue reading “Does Playing Trumpet Damage Your Lips ?”

Beta Blockers And Performance Anxiety In Music-Musicians

“Having passed 40, I am becoming more and more health conscious and I really want to know exactly what I’m putting in my body, so this article is going to dig into how, and IF, using betablockers is dangerous for us.”

betablockers I use when performing trumpet music
Holding my propranolol which I’m drastically trying to cut back the use of



Beta Blockers And Performance Anxiety In Musicians

Many people suffer from stage fright and using beta blockers to treat performance anxiety is pretty common. Personally I have been using them, on and off, for 20 years on my trumpet gigs… Continue reading “Beta Blockers And Performance Anxiety In Music-Musicians”

Trumpet playing and smoking cigarettes

Considering that these negative effects happens just after a few weeks of smoking I feel a bit embarrassed sharing this data. Not only that… we all know about the negative impact smoking has on our health in general. 

a trumpeter is smoking his cigarette



Trumpet playing and smoking cigarettes

We are all human humans and, last time I checked, humans are not perfect. Believe it or not, sometimes we do things that are not optimal for our health and one of those things are…

…smoking cigarettes!

But what if you play the trumpet? How will the smoking affect your trumpet playing ? Or could the lung training you get from blowing the trumpet, in some way, help to fight off the otherwise negative health effects of smoking ? Continue reading “Trumpet playing and smoking cigarettes”

Can Trumpet Playing Cause a Stroke ?

“…with keeping what they said in mind, it is very clear that it is the tightening of the chest and neck muscles in combination with the backpressure from that air that starts it all”

A man is playing the trumpet



Can Trumpet playing Cause Stroke?

I’m sitting here with black coffee in my hand and my trumpet on the table after just having played something in the upper register and this time I was getting pretty dizzy from the high notes again. How big are the risks really ? Are we playing with fire ? I know that trumpet playing can indeed cause a stroke and I have been thinking about the risks before, but this time… I decided to take a deeper look at it. Continue reading “Can Trumpet Playing Cause a Stroke ?”

Is Playing The Trumpet Good For Asthma ?

Playing the trumpet can be beneficial for reducing symptoms of asthma but is it significant? How much can having asthma affect trumpet playing and… could it even be that having asthma HELPS trumpet playing in some aspects?

asthma inhalator for trumpet playing

Is playing the Trumpet good for Asthma?



Playing the trumpet can be beneficial for reducing asthma symptoms but…

  • Is it significant?
  • How much can having asthma affect trumpet playing?
  • Could it even be that having asthma HELPS trumpet playing in some aspects?

Continue reading “Is Playing The Trumpet Good For Asthma ?”

Yamaha Silent Brass For Trumpet SB7X Practice Mute Review

“Once you put something in the horn that dampens the sound one problem we immediately face is a significant increase in resistance…like trying to blow air through a blocked pipe. This is a well known problem with practice mutes in general, so I was pleasantly surprised when I realized the Silent Brass system is pretty free blowing”

The “Yamaha Silent Brass” trumpet practice mute on my kitchen table along with my two trustworthy trumpets… that have had the honor of test playing the mute”

Yamaha Silent Brass Trumpet Review
My experience with the Yamaha SB7x Silent Brass System For Trumpet

yamaha silent brass practice mute for trumpetAre you looking for answers to the questions “is the Yamaha silent brass SB 7X for trumpet any good?” or “what is the best trumpet practice mute ?” …

…IF so, keep reading because this is my detailed review of the Yamaha silent brass system for trumpet. I also compare it to another, cheaper option in the end of the article so jump right in! Continue reading “Yamaha Silent Brass For Trumpet SB7X Practice Mute Review”

How To Not Be Nervous On Stage Performing The Trumpet

“It’s important to realize that performance anxiety in music is very normal and that it is OK… however, if the anxiety becomes too strong we have to do something about it. Then, learning how to deal with stage fright when playing an instrument becomes very useful”



How To Deal With Stage Fright When Playing an Instrument

Most of us have been there. The sweaty hands, the dry mouth, that dark feeling that “I’m not going to make this”, the shallow breathing and…

…the messed up performance that follows!

I use to be so incredible nervous when performing with my trumpet that my Continue reading “How To Not Be Nervous On Stage Performing The Trumpet”