What Beginners Need to know • You need to oil the keys daily or else they will get stuck. • You should grease the slides regularly • When you put it away you have to take the mouth piece off or the trumpet will not fit in its case • you have to give the trumpet a bath to get rid of spit and other stuff. • To play you have to be devoted like with all other instruments
Parts of a Trumpet There are three main parts of a trumpet • The slide, which makes the notes sharp or flat • The keys or valves which make the notes • The mouthpiece which is the part that you blow in • The Main Piece which is the part that the air travels through, that has all of the twists and turns Mouth Piece Valves Main Part
How to hold the trumpet • With your right hand Hold it in your hand in a c shape so you can push the valves straight down.
How to Hold the Trumpet Continued • With your left hand your left hand holds all the weight of the trumpet
How to "Buzz" • Buzzing is basically blowing on the mouth piece so it sounds kind of like a kazoo • To do this you purse your lips and blow on the mouthpiece • This is used to warm up or beginners use it so they can actually make noises using the trumpet • Try making a siren sound by buzzing • Try buzzing a song, like Happy Birthday