Fun trumpet songs for beginners to more advanced
On this page you will find all kinds of fun trumpet music to play on your beloved horn.Scroll down and take a good look!
From the trumpet book
Pax Vobis for Trompet og Piano/Orgel
Here I am playing one of the songs from that book, “The Rose”
Difficulty level 3,5/10
The Rose, by Amanda MacBroom, is a very fun song to play on the trumpet. Not only fun but it’s also a very beautiful meolody that you can play on gigs where some more soft and gentle tunes are wanted.
Click here to check out the trumpet song book on Sheetmusic plus. It contains over 40 gorgeous trumpet solos, very well arranged for trumpet and organ, OR trumpet and piano. The Rose is just one of those 44 beautiful songs. It’s one of the best books you can own if you want to have fun and gorgeous trumpet solos to perform at gigs…
…or even just for playing at home.
I HIGHLY recommend this book of wonderful trumpet solos!
-Cry Me A River-
From The Book Jazz, Blues & Latin Hits Play-Along
Here I am playing one of the songs from the book, “Cry Me A River”
Difficulty level: 5/10
One of my favorite books to play when I want to have fun!
From The Book Jazz, Blues & Latin Hits Play-Along
This is a book full of fun songs to play on the trumpet.
Difficulty leve is easy to intermediate depending on the song. The play along track is superb and very well arranged with real musicians playing. No computer sounds here.
One of my favorite books to play when I want to have fun with my trumpet =)
This book include the following trumpet songs
- Cry Me a River
- Desafinado (Slightly Out Of Tune)
- Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)
- Hit The Road Jack
- I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
- Li’l Darlin’
- Opus One
- Take The ‘A’ Train
My edition of the book is a little older than the current edition found in stores today, so a few of the pieces I list in the video clip are different. The bullet list above is the correct songs.
I highly recommend this trumpet playalong book. It truly is a lot of fun playing these songs.
If you are interested in this book you can click hereto check current pricing at a respectable online sheet music store.
An awesome trumpet fanfare written somewhere between 1670-1710. Incredible fun to play on the trumpet!
Here I am making an attempt to play it on my old Getzen piccolo trumpet. I was a little rusty that day, you can here a slip in in it and I’m not really happy with the intonation but…
…it’s good to be open and honest about our plying…both the the good and the bad =)
Difficulty level: 8/10
Trumpet in D
Feel free to print it out. There is no copyright involved, since the fanfare is several hundred years old!
As you can see it is written “Trumpet in D” down on the page. This means that if you use a Bb trumpet you should transpose it UP two whole steps and play it in the key of E-major with your Bb trumpet…
…However if you use a piccolo trumpet tuned in “A” you transpose it up two whole steps plus one half step, landing on F-Major, making the highest note a high “F”
That said, of course you can play it in whatever key you feel like. There is no “baroque police” coming after us if we play it the way we want.
If you do not have a smaller trumpet and you think it is too high to transpose then just play it as it is written with your Bb-trumpet….or you could even transpose it down a few steps. Whatever you do, it is a cool piece to play so make sure you have fun with it =)
-Can You Feel The Love Tonight-
From the book Disney Solos For Trumpet
Here’s a short clip of me playing “Can you feel the love tonight”. My girlfriend at the time insisted on the red light in the background…cheesy as hell, but whatever =)
Difficulty level: 5 /10
What can I say, it is a cool play along book and “Can you feel the love tonight” is a really fun song to play on the trumpet!
From the play along book “Disney Solos For Trumpet”
I also like the 12 songs and I believe this book could be a source of plasure for you if you are into Disney songs, or just beautiful songs in general.
The following trumpet songs can be found in this boook
- I Just Can’t Wait To Be King
- Can you feel the love tonight From Walt Disney Pictures
- Colors Of The Wind From “Pocahontas”
- You’ve Got A Friend In Me From “Toy Story”
- The Bells Of Notre Dame From “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”
- Zero To Hero From “Hercules”
- Reflection From “Mulan”
- You’ll Be In My Heart (Pop Version) From “Tarzan”
- Be Our Guest From “Beauty And The Beast”
- Friend Like Me From “Aladdin”
- Part of Your World From “The Little Mermaid”
- Under The Sea From “The Little Mermaid”
From the book 25 Piazzolla Tangos for Trumpet and Piano
Here I’m playing it on my Eb-trumpet. Don’t worry, the sheet music is written for B-flat trumpet so I’m transposing here. You don’t have to play the Eb-trumpet. Also, you do not have to take the second verse up an octave, like I do in the clip, if you don’t want to. It wasn’t written the way I play it in the in the book, I just wanted to have some extra fun with my chops.
Difficlty Level 4,5/10 (if played as written) 9/10 (if taking it up an octave)
I just love this book and I would recommend it to every trumpeter who likes to play fun music. You can learn more about it if you click here and go check it out
Trumpet playing should be fun!
Even though we as trumpet players must, and should, play a lot exercises we should NEVER neglect the music. In fact music is even more important than exercises that’s why we wanted to start playing the trumpet in the first place and not because we wanted to play the second exercise from the Herber L. Clare book, all day long. After all; when we perform, we are playing music and not exercises.
Even though we have to practice on days we would rather just lie down on the sofa and watch TV we should always try to keep a positive mental attitude when it comes to our trumpet playing. One way of doing this is to always try to have fun with everything we play. No matter how serious and ambitious our goals are the fun and playful attitude should always be there.
I once was on a trumpet masterclass in Jakobstad /pietarsaari Finland with trumpet virtuoso Urban Agnas. I was shocked when he told us that he had never practiced any exercises at all. His philosophy was that every “exercise” you ever need can be find in music. Now, I’m not recommending this approach to learning and I think exercises are important to learn all the basics of trumpet playing, but it is a cool way of looking at it.
Fun trumpet songs and fun music is important
It is very important to play fun trumpet songs, or fun music that you like, every week. This will help us keep the motivation high and get us more connected with the music itself, which should be our ultimate goal. In addition to this, we will find that our taste in music will start to evolve and change over time. We should never resist this but just follow along and see where the musical winds will take us. It’s a journey…
…and fun trumpet songs should be a big part of that journey.
I will continue to add more and more content to this page with time so be sure to come back and check it out. The same goes for the rest of my website. Currently I have a limited amount of time but I’m working to change that. My hope is that in the year 2020 I will be free to put all my energy on trumpet playing, music, and my websites. Until then I will try to get more content out about twice a week.
As always, remember to keep practicing and having fun. Leave a comment in the comment section below if you have any questions for me and I will do my best to answer.
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