Trumpet 101

Updated: 5/12/2020
Trumpet 101

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  • How to play the trumpet 101
  • F
  • G
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • 2
  • 1st Trigger
  • Mouth Piece
  • 3rd Trigger
  • 1, 2, 3 valve
  • Bell
  • Spit Value
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  • 1. Learn the Treble Clef Scale and what the musical alphabet is. Also learn what sharp and flat notes are.
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  • C
  • F
  • D
  • E
  • C
  • 2. You will be given the trumpet by now. You will first have to learn the important parts of the trumpet and how they function.
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  • 3. Learn where your mouth and fingers go on the trumpet. (1.Put your left Pinky finger in the 3rd trigger, and bend your left thumb on one of the valve pipes; the pipes under the valve. 2.Put your right thumb on the 1st trigger and your index, middle, ring finger on the three valves. If you see a little extended thing on the trumpet that looks like a C, put your right pinky through it.)
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  • 4. Find a computer or band book and learn what keys the 3 valves represent. MAKE SURE TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY SHARP AND FLAT KEYS. (I recommend a video).
  • 5.Learn how to blow air through your trumpet (Make a MMM sound from your mouth and blow. Don't smile when playing.)
  • 6.Try to get involved in bands at school or recreational bands. Put some time in at home to practice. I recommend you to see a band teacher to help you.