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"The Trumpeters Studio" offers private trumpet lessons to students seeking a higher-quality, personalized musical instruction in the Southeast an Atlanta areas. Trumpet lessons are uniquely designed for each student and can range from traditional one-on-one lessons, group lessons and combinations there of, to preparation sessions for auditions and performances. Currently private students range from beginners (6 yrs. Old), teenagers interested in performance & education, to Las Vegas, Los Angeles & New York show/studio professionals not to mention church musicians, to retirees exploring a rewarding hobby.  

 

"The Trumpeters Studio" also offers custom services to schools, churches, community and civic bands / orchestras to enhance the development and quality of their individual / sections.

T y p e s   o f   T r u m p e t s

There are many modern types of trumpets for the professional trumpet player to add to his arsenal. While most players start out with a Bb trumpet, there are a wealth of other types of trumpets that have been developed over the years, finding their way into classical and jazz music. Here is a brief overview about the construction and classification of the most common types of trumpets on the market. 

 

About   Bb   Trumpets

            The Bb Trumpet is by far the most common type of trumpet. If someone uses the term trumpet generically, or speaks of music written for trumpet, she is speaking of trumpet music written for instruments in the key of Bb. A Bb (B flat) trumpet has three valves, and has a large tone in the alto to mezzo soprano register. Most jazz players play this type of instrument, and they are the most common in classical orchestras as well.


About   Pocket   Trumpets

                   Pocket trumpets are in the key of Bb, but they are much smaller in overall dimensions than standard Bb trumpets. In actuality, this type of trumpet has the same exact tubing length, it is just wound much more tightly and compactly to give the overall appearance of a smaller type of trumpet. Pocket trumpets are most often used in marching bands due to their ease of carriage and stowing in luggage. Pocket trumpets produce a tone much meatier than their small size might suggest but are still criticized for sounding tinny and are rarely used by professional players.

 

About   Piccolo   Trumpets

                 Piccolo (or piccola) trumpets are much smaller in size than standard Bb trumpets, but unlike pocket trumpets, they do not have the same tone. The tone is raised by an octave. Most piccolo trumpets, even those in the key of Bb, use a fourth valve to allow the player to reach the lower notes in the register more easily. In addition, many types of piccolo trumpets have interchangeable leadpipes to allow the trumpet player to play in the key of Bb, C or A, depending on the needs of the piece and the orchestra.

 About   C   Trumpets

               C trumpets are the second-most-common type of trumpet after Bb trumpets. They are widely used in orchestral work, due to their ease of producing clear, sustained tones and the fact that they are written in the same key as the piano, strings and much of the rest of the orchestra. Most C trumpets feature four standard piston valves, though some feature rotary valves like those on a french horn. Many virtuoso professional players use C trumpets in their symphonic and recording work, though C trumpets have never made a big splash in the jazz scene.

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Other   Types   of   Trumpets 

   There are several less common types of trumpets that still find their way into recorded and live music. The bass trumpet has the same tonal range and general capabilities as a trombone, and is played with either the same or a similar-cupped mouthpiece. Trumpets are also made in the keys of Eb, A and Ab, though these types of horns are much less common than their Bb and C brothers. Trumpet innovators have come up with all kinds of other strange nonstandard types of trumpets, cornets, flugelhorns and bugles, but these are rarely seen on the market or used in serious musical performance.

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