Trumpet


Trumpet

Family: Brasswind
How to play: The trumpeter, or musician, vibrates his/her lips over the mouthpiece while pressing the valves on top.

Nowadays, Mouthpieces can be replaced to suit the music that will be played.
Types There are several types of trumpets. Nowadays, the more used is the B flat trumpet. There is also the C-D-E flat & piccolo trumpet, (too called as Bach trumpet).
First Known Trumpets One assumes that it had origin in Egypt in 1500 BC and was used for military purposes (announcing battle). In the late 1300's metal trumpets began to be regarded with a musical instrument.

In the 16th to 18th century other kinds of Trumpets were created:

• The natural (vaveless) trumpet
• The valve trumpet: One assumes that it had origin in Germany in 1828
Trumpeters • Dizzy Gillespie
• Louis Armstrong
• Miles Davis
• Donald Byrd
• Maynard Ferguson