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A trumpet is a brass instrument commonly used in classical and jazz ensembles. The trumpet group contains the instruments with the highest register in the brass family. Trumpet-like instruments have historically been used as signaling devices in battle or hunting, with examples dating back to at least 1500 BC; they began to be used as musical instruments only in the late 14th or early 15th century. Trumpets are used in art music styles, for instance in orchestras, concert bands, and jazz ensembles, as well as in popular music. They are played by blowing air through nearly-closed lips (called the player's embouchure), producing a "buzzing" sound that starts a standing wave vibration in the air column inside the instrument. Since the late 15th century they have primarily been constructed of brass tubing, usually bent twice into a rounded rectangular shape.

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This was very enjoyable coming from a trumpet player. Enjoy!

Contributed by Andy Kapetanakis

This is an arrangement I made of the song I'll Make A Man out of You, from the Disney movie: Mulan. It was my first arrangement that I had done, and it was scored for four trumpets and vibraphone. It was our first semester together as an ensemble so I was honored that we played my arrangement!

Contributed by Greg Auld

Not exactly the right season for this... Christmas in July?

Contributed by Dana Zavorka

Alison Balsom is an outstanding british trumpeter and I think you will enjoy this. Maybe not, but I thought it was interesting and culturally bountiful

Contributed by Joseph Perry


Cliffs of Dover on Electric Trumpet #mindblown

Contributed by Joseph Perry

Schagerl trumpets (the rotaries are used in mostly Germany and Austria).

Contributed by Justin Gould

Bach trumpets

Contributed by Justin Gould

NTC 2013

Contributed by Justin Gould

This is Allen Vizzutti playing Clarke Study No. 2 quite fast.

Contributed by Justin Gould

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