Louis Armstrong

Famous Trumpet Players

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.

Trumpet Valve Oil, Slide Grease

Trumpet Valve Oil

Trumpet Valve Oil Trumpet, cornet, and flugelhorn valves and inside the brass metal tubes of your the valve casing. Valve oil makes the playability of your horn better and is there to protect the valves and valve casing from wear.   The piston valves and valve casings are made of pretty soft metals.  Keeping a thin …

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Silver Trumpet on sheet music

Trumpet Sheet Music

We’ve collected various sources of trumpet sheet music and trumpet songs that you can use to see, hear, and play along to. You can play these with your cornet and flugelhorn too as some of these trumpet songs have softer melodies that sound better with a cornet or flugelhorn.

70's Vincent Bach Stradivarius Professional Trumpet

Best Professional Trumpet

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Girl with Cornet

What Is A Cornet?

At the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show, there was one song where dancers held trumpets and trombones.   They weren’t playing, but the distinctive trumpet sound was clearly heard coming from the band.  This probably wasn’t the reason, but your child has decided they want to play the Trumpet.  Great.  But when you show up at …

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Clean trumpet

How To Clean A Trumpet or a Flugelhorn

This is a step by step guide with helpful tips for learning how to clean a trumpet. To keep your trumpet performing at its best, regular maintenance is essential. This guide will take you through the process which you should do once a month.

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