Trumpet Articles (2)

Different trumpet mouthpiece sizes How To Choose The Right Trumpet Mouthpiece

Even if you have a few years of trumpet playing under your belt, knowing how to find the best trumpet mouthpiece, for you, can be a bit tricky. We have to make one thing clear right from the start, there is a big differense…continue reading

a present for a trumpet playerTrumpet Player Gift Ideas

Do you have a brass playing friend that is about to turn 50? Or perhaps your best friend is a trumpeter and his wedding is coming up? If so then this article can provide you with some ideas on what to buy for him or her. As a brass player myself I pretty much know what would be a suitable gift…and also, perhaps more importantly, what NOT to buy for a brass player…continue reading

a man with facial hair having problem playing brass instrumentsPlaying Trumpet With A Mustache – Good Or Bad ?

Facial hair and brass playing. Is this something we even need to think about? Well, perhaps not but some people still do and interestingly enough, there are trumpet players who have found that playing the trumpet with a big mustache can actually do some quite remarkable things to the embouchure. That is if they take the time and really…read more

A euphonium hornWhat’s The Hardest-Easiest Brass Instrument To Play?

People ask me all the time “what’s the most difficult brass instrument to play?” OR “what’s the easiest brass instrument to learn?”…well, of course that depends a bit on how we look at it. What kind of music will you be playing? for example. Anyway, I will try my best to answer those questions in this post and I would like you to…read more

Cornets vs. trumpetsCornet vs. Trumpet – What’s the difference?

Most people know what a trumpet is and many have even tried playing one. However not as many know about the trumpets brother, the cornet. In this article you will discover the differences between the two and you will also learn in what situations one is to prefer over the other. One ineresting thing to be aware of, when it comes to the differences, is…continue reading

Kids old enough to start playing the trumpetWhat is the best age to start playing the trumpet

Do you have a kid that wants to start playing a brass instrument? If that’s the case then this article is for you. Which brass instrument is best suitable to start on and are what do we need to know about the different brass instruments before we choose one to star on? There are a few things to consider before we start thinking…read more

Does playing the trumpet hurt my dogs ears?

You open your trumpet case, put your favorite play along track in the CD player, step into the imaginary spotlight and you let the sound of the trumpet fill your living room. Immediately the audience gets ecstatic and starts singing along. Well, perhaps audience is the wrong word. At least if we ask your dog and it might even… continue reading

asthma inhalator for trumpet playingIs playing trumpet good for asthma?

As a person suffering from asthma myself, I decided to ask around and find out what the experts have to say on this subject. Asthma can indeed be a barrier between you and the way you would like to use the air, when playing the trumpet. Interestingly enough it turns out that there are some pretty supricing things that can happen when…read more

Lips that hurt from playing trumpetDoes playing the trumpet damage your lips?

Many of us have heard horror stories about brass players hurting themselves in one way or another but how big is the risk of damaging your lips really? Is this something that we should be losing sleep over? In this article I’m going to clear up some misconception and share my thoughts on the subject. There are of course many very important…continue reading

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