What do history museums, vintage trumpets, and your ancestors have in common? Yes! They are all things that annoy Barney Stinson, for new is not always better! That being said, I cannot vouch for the quality/ethics of all history museums. I mean, how many memes have been made about the British Museum having such an […]
Do you struggle to get a good sound out of your trumpet? I know what it’s like to feel like you’re using all of the top trumpet embouchure techniques you can but still have problems playing music. As wind players, we have to use our bodies quite a lot, from the lips to the lungs.
Have you ever thought to yourself, “is the trumpet hard to learn?” I’ve thought about that question for the trumpet and just about any instrument that exists. But like other instruments, plenty of people play the trumpet, so can it be that hard? In some cases, learning the trumpet is a lot of work, but
I get bored really easily. So, I am always looking for a new instrument to try that is at least somewhat similar to instruments I’ve already played. I do the same thing with every other part of my life, looking for lectures and classes that are similar to ones I’ve already taken, like yoga, meditation,
When I first visited the Smithsonian, I was really bored with the Museum of Natural History. I didn’t know that the Smithsonian had much more than dinosaurs. So imagine how happy I was when I came across Louis Armstrong’s Selmer trumpet and an 18th-century Stradivari violin! I didn’t care much for dinosaurs, but I loved
I had never heard of Blessing trumpet models until a student wandered in with one a few years back. I was intrigued because it sounded good and was a durable instrument, but I hadn’t really seen them in schools or in lessons. I asked around (old directors and such), and I wasn’t the only one.
If you are looking for a new trumpet, Jupiter has many great trumpet models for intermediate and professional players. You won’t find cheap beginner models with equally cheap accessories as you get with Cecilio or Mendini. Instead, you will get higher-quality models with a reliable tone, excellent craftsmanship, and durability. Once you invest in a
I was first exposed to Besson brass instruments when I got the opportunity to travel to Europe in high school. Obviously, this was a music trip, so I learned a lot about different brand names and manufacturers I had never heard of. I’ll admit, there was a member of the international group of students who
When I directed a Christmas program a few years back, we had a brass quintet playing, but the facility will be used, and the state in which we had the performance both had specific requirements for limiting the spread of germs in order for us to hold the event. Audience members had to wear masks.
Nothing is more frustrating than buying a beginner instrument and realizing that the brand was a bit misleading in their marketing efforts, or that the trumpet is just poor quality. I distinctly remember ordering a cheap trumpet on Amazon, thinking that it had all the components I needed so I could budget for this one