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The Trumpet

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on 10 March 2016

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Transcript of The Trumpet

The Trumpet
The Components
The part of the trumpet where the sound comes out of. Mostly made of brass
They are played by blowing air through almost-closed lips, producing a "buzzing" sound that starts a standing wave vibration in the air column inside the instrument. which travels down the instrument and is then manipulated by the pressing of the keys. The keys change the distance the sound travels and changes the pitch.
Info about Trumpet
A trumpet is a musical instrument. It has the highest register in the brass family. As a signaling device in battle or hunting, trumpets have a very long history, dating back to at least 1500 BC; they have been used as musical instruments since the 15th century.
- Trumpets may seem easy to play, but they require a lot of skill and practice to perfect the sound
- Trumpets are one of the most popular instruments in the music world
By 4 awesome people: Varrun
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How are sounds created
Finger Hook
- It enables the other hand of the player to be free and perform other musical tasks.
Valve Casings
- It is also referred to as the three cylinders that is attached to the pistons.
- Also called valve pistons. When you blow into a trumpet's mouthpiece. There are three pistons: the first one is the one closest to you, the second is in the middle and the third is the farthest.
Components pt 2
The tube from the mouthpiece to the tuning slide.
Tuning Slide
The part of the trumpet which can be pulled or push to adjust the tune.
Valve Slides
- It helps the trumpet produce sound as well as adjust the pitch of notes. There are three valve slides
This is the part where the player places his lips and blows into. Mouthpieces are made in varying sizes and different materials such as brass
Family it Belongs
The trumpet is the brass family along with 4 other instruments ; the tuba, the baritone, the french horn, and the trombone.
Concert Key
The trumpets written range is from F# that is below middle "C" and 3 Octaves higher.
B flat
- The trumpet is played in a B flat concert key

- When playing a C on the trumpet, it sounds like a B on the piano
How the sound is Made
- The trumpeter produces sound from the trumpet by buzzing his lips.
- Metallic mouthpiece that produces the sound.
- Various different mouthpiece produce different sounds
- Deep cup will produce a mellower sound
- Shallower cup will produce a bright, piercing sound.
- A trumpet player can change pitches changing the position of his lips on the mouthpiece or
pushing down one or more or the valves

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