Trumpet


Things to Consider in Choosing to Play the Trumpet

 

Below are some factors one should consider when choosing the trumpet.  While it is not mandatory that a student wishing to play the trumpet possess each characteristic listed, the chance for success will be greatly increased if a number of these factors are present.


  

Lips are thin to medium. Thick lips are often better suited for the larger mouthpiece of the trombone or tuba.

Front teeth are straight and even. If a slight overbite exists, it poses less of a problem on french horn than on trumpet.

For some students, braces are a hindrance in forming a correct embouchure.

Student is immediately able to produce a clear “buzz” on the mouthpiece.

Work habits are strong and achievement is high.


Recommended Brands of Trumpets: 

Yamaha

Bach

Jupiter

Conn

Holton

Liberty

Selmer

 

 Required Accessories:

Soft Cleaning Cloth

Valve Oil

Tuning Slide Grease

Mouthpiece Brush

Cleaning Snake



 


 

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