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”

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”

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”

5 Simple Tips How To Relax Your Throat While Playing Trumpet

a tense throat from playing trumpet

How To Relax Your Throat While Playing Trumpet

Do you feel your throat and neck tense up when you play the trumpet? If so this is a blog post you should read.

Believe it or not, this is a very common problem and something we need to fix because playing with tension will negatively affect your sound, endurance  as well as your ability to control your playing. Continue reading “5 Simple Tips How To Relax Your Throat While Playing Trumpet”

Trumpet Warm Up Exercises-Best Routines And How To Warm Up

On this page you will find trumpet warm up exercises for beginners, intermediates and advanced!

Trumpet Warm Up Exercises And
How To Warm Up On Trumpet

Wondering how to warm up on trumpet, and now you are looking for trumpet warm up routines and exercises? If so this is the ultimate page for you, so grab a cup of coffee and stay for a while, because this could really improve your trumpet playing significantly. Continue reading “Trumpet Warm Up Exercises-Best Routines And How To Warm Up”

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?”

Shaky Tone On Trumpet When Playing. Hands? Lips? Embouchure?

A man has shaky tone on the trumpet

Why You Are Getting A Shaky Tone On The Trumpet…
…And What To Do About It

Many of use have, at some point in our lives, had issues with a shaky tone when playing the trumpet. This can be caused by many things such as shaky hands, uncontrollable lip trembling and a host of other factors that I’m going to write about in this article… Continue reading “Shaky Tone On Trumpet When Playing. Hands? Lips? Embouchure?”

Best Tuner For Trumpet-Clip On Vs App? A Buyers Guide

A good clip on tuner can be a valuable tool when we want to learn how to really lock in the pitch

Best Clip On Tuners For Trumpet

A good trumpet tuner can be a valuable tool for every musician that is not blessed with having absolute pitch. This is especially true for brass players since our choice of musical instrument happen to be physically demanding, making  Continue reading “Best Tuner For Trumpet-Clip On Vs App? A Buyers Guide”