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”

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?”

Swollen Lips From Playing Trumpet TIPS To Prevent Swelling Lips When Playing

“A few years ago I had a lot of struggle with my lips swelling when playing the trumpet. I played worse than I otherwise would have, on quite a few gigs because of this, and since you are reading this article I’m guessing you know that feeling…and that it’s far from being fun!”

swollen lips after playing trumpet

Swollen Lips From Playing Trumpet
How To Prevent Swelling

If you get swollen lips from playing trumpet, to the point of it interfering with your playing, then this is the article for you because in this post I will share 7 tips on how I personally dealt with this, annoying issue. Continue reading “Swollen Lips From Playing Trumpet TIPS To Prevent Swelling Lips When Playing”

How To Play The Trumpet Without Mouthpiece Pressure -5 EASY TIPS-

“Now we are talking because this is something that is achievable. You see there is always going to be some mouthpiece pressure. It is inevitable, and the higher and louder we play, the more pressure we will use. This is just the way it is, however…”

playing trumpet wihout pressure
As you can see, it is important for me to use as little mouthpiece pressure as possible!

How To Play Trumpet Without Pressure

If you are wondering how to play the trumpet without mouthpiece pressure then we have to get one thing clear right from the start…

…it can’t be done. There is no such thing as NO mouthpiece pressure!

But wait a minute, stay with me here… Continue reading “How To Play The Trumpet Without Mouthpiece Pressure -5 EASY TIPS-“

10 Simple Tips For Piccolo Trumpet Playing

piccolo trumpet

10 Simple Tips For Piccolo Trumpet Playing

If you are thinking about starting to play the piccolo trumpet, or if you already play the piccolo and you think reading a few tips wouldn’t hurt…

…well, then you are on the right page because in this blog post I will present 10 tips for playing the piccolo trumpet. Continue reading “10 Simple Tips For Piccolo Trumpet Playing”

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”