Beginner Lessons for Learning to Play Trumpet

The trumpet can be very rewarding to play and we have included some beginners guides on how to get started.  The trumpet may look simple to play, but it takes years of practice before you will be able to become a master.  Don’t let that stop you from playing trumpet though.  First off, lets look at some of first steps you will take.

Trumpet Lessons for Beginners

In the video above, you will learn how to hold the trumpet correctly.  This is very important to learn correctly the first time.  Learning proper habits will make or break you down the road.  Holding yourself correctly while playing will help you have enough air to play.  The trumpet takes a lot of air to play.  Another key element is the embouchure.  This is the position your mouth and lips will hold while you play.

This is a great video for you to learn notes on the trumpet.  If you haven’t already picked up a trumpet, I recommend borrowing one or going to a music store to rent one.  This will give you the chance to learn the instrument and see if the trumpet is right for you.  I would not recommend purchasing a trumpet unless you are committed and can practice at least 3 times a week.

Taking Time to Play the Trumpet and Follow Along

Most videos are free online and easy to follow.  Basic finger positions and practices are your best bet when you are getting started.  For motivation it is always a good idea to join a local music band or jazz band to keep you moving forward once you get good enough to sign up.  Even though there is a lot of free resources out there, it is probably a good idea to start by looking for a music instructor.  They will be able to watch you play and give you in the moment feed back.  Remember to go easy on yourself and have fun.

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