Knowing how to play a musical instrument is not only cool. It is also a way to relax to relieve stress. Because of this, many parents enroll their young children to music schools to learn how to play the piano or other instruments. One instrument that is very popular these days especially among boys is the trumpet. The trumpet may be more difficult to play than, say, the piano or violin because you have to blow through it to produce sound. Some people give up after several tries after experiencing sore mouth and lips. But if you know how to do it correctly, you will find out that knowing how to play trumpet is very fun and relaxing.
If you are a beginner and you need more tips on how to play trumpet, here are the things that you should keep in mind.
The first thing that you need to do if you want to know how to play trumpet is to get yourself a beginners’ trumpet. You can buy one if you have the money but you can also rent one from your local musical instruments rental shop. It is okay to get unbranded trumpets since you are just a beginner and you are just starting to practice. Check all the parts, especially the valves, for some dents or damages.
Another tip on how to play trumpet is to know its parts. It might be a single instrument but it also has several parts. You need to familiarize yourself with the different parts for you to learn the basics. Also, you need to study the terms used in playing the trumpet. You do not want to read a music dictionary while practicing just to know what vibrato and valves are. Make sure that you know important words to learn how to play trumpet without any distractions.
The next step is not to learn how to play musical notes but knowing how to position your mouth and fingers on the trumpet. The basic position of your lips should be like the position of your lips when you say the last part of the ‘m’ sound. Try blowing through your mouth with this position. You will produce a buzzing sound but that how it is supposed to be. Now to this with the trumpet. Do not position your fingers yet. Do this once you have familiarized your mouth with the basic position. When it is time for you to push valves, you can now learn how to play different notes using the trumpet.
Learn the different scales that you can play using your trumpet. Scales are not really music. These are sounds created by groups of notes in ascending and descending pitches. Practice different scales everyday and master them.
You can now buy a music book where you can learn how to play songs using your trumpet. Just follow the instructions and you will be playing the trumpet like a pro in no time.
These basic steps are for beginners. Advanced trumpet players go beyond these. But for beginners like you, you have to master the tips above before you can proceed to the more advanced and complicated musical notes or songs.