Silver Plated Bach Stradivarius Professional Trumpet
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Your guide to all things trumpet.

Welcome to the band ! This site is for new cornet, trumpet, flugelhorn and comeback players. For those just starting out, and those coming back. This site is about cornets, trumpets, and flugelhorns. You’ll find trumpet playing tips, instrument reviews, and accessory reviews. Doled out how we wished it was when we were starting out.We hope the info is useful. Please let us know what you’d like to see and we’ll do our best to post it.

Latest Posts

  • Famous Trumpet Players Today and of All Time
    As a kid, I remember watching the TV show “The Green Hornet” and the wailing, fast hitting trumpet sound of the theme song. I had no idea what a trumpet was or who Al Hirt was back then. I remember that trumpet song though. Fast forward a few years and I’m sitting in the admissions office with my mom for my new school, entering the 5th grade. I knew I wanted to join band. I had every intention of playing the drums, for some reason I thought they were cool. When they asked me, “What instrument do you want to play?” I said “Trumpet”. It just came out. And so, began my journey of discovery of this great instrument, lifelong bandmates, and the fascination with famous trumpet players.
  • What Is A Piccolo Trumpet?
    Is it a Piccolo or is it a Trumpet? Can I become a screamer overnight? Sorry to say these were the first things that I thought about when I first heard of a Piccolo Trumpet. So what is it, really? In my mind, the Piccolo Trumpet is to the trumpet, what the piccolo is to the flute. It’s the smallest of the different trumpets you can find and much brighter in tone.
  • What’s the best Cornet for a beginner?
    What is the best cornet to buy? What questions to ask before you buy a cornet? What are the best accessories needed for a cornet? How to practice cornet quietly

Trumpets and Cornets


Trumpet Parts

Trumpet Parts

What the heck is a “Water Key”? I’m pretty sure that’s not plain water…
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Trumpet Mouthpieces

Trumpet, Cornet, and Flugelhorn Mouthpieces

Mouthpiece Guide

Mouthpiece Guide. The info on the sizes, cups, specifications, etc. will apply to Cornet and…
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