As one who has played the trumpet for 25 years, there are some recommendations such as breathing, salt, grip, and position of lips that ought to be made known to beginners or intermediate players.
How to master to play the Trumpet
When starting to play the trumpet, try to get a steady even tone with every note, beginning with Middle C. When you achieve this, move the trumpet gradually back and forward with your left hand so that the sounds changes a bit. This is called "vibrato", and sounds much better than a flat steady sound.
Most trumpeters come with mustaches. This acts as a cushion in between the lips and the trumpet. The greater note you strive to hit, the harder you must push the horn to your lips. Since the trumpet has only 3 keys, your lips must do the work.
Most newbies just try to blow into a trumpet like a balloon, but the outcome sounds like a seal bellowing. Maintain your lips tight when blowing; this assists build up the lip muscle tissue in order to play for extended periods.
Use salt to moisten your lips before playing. Keep a teaspoonful of salt in a small container, then just prior to performing, dab a few grains on the fingertip, then put it on your tongue.
This will immediately stimulate your salivary glands to generate more moisture in your mouth in order to play easier. To prove it, just try it personally now. Playing trumpet with a dried out mouth is very hard.
Prior to going on stage, take a heavy breath up to 1 minute just before going on, hold it for 30 seconds. Then let it out gradually. This will help to relax you. If you're still anxious, repeat once more. All these recommendations, when you study to play the trumpet, will go a long way to improve your performance.
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