Empty Spit out of the Trumpet

Edited by Toradze, VisiHow, Eng, Anonymous

You're watching VisiHow. This is a video tutorial series on playing the trumpet. In the previous tutorial, we showed you how to play legato. In this tutorial, we will show you how to empty spit out of the trumpet.

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help

Empty spit out of the trumpet.mp4-canvas3 082.jpg

Ad

Steps

  1. 1
    As the trumpet is a brass instrument, hot air is pushed through the horn, creating condensation in the tubes.
    When this condensation reaches a certain point, a good sound will not be possible to be produced, since there is a lot of water blocking the air.
    Empty spit out of the trumpet.mp4-canvas12 54.jpg
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  2. 2
    To remove condensation, trumpets have a spit valve on the first tuning slide.
    Empty spit out of the trumpet.mp4-canvas37 377998.jpg
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  3. 3
    On some models like Yamaha, there might be another spit valve on the third slide.
    Empty spit out of the trumpet.mp4-canvas48 935998.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  4. 4
    If you do not have a spit valve such as the one on the primary tuning slide, remove the third slide from the horn.
    Empty spit out of the trumpet.mp4-canvas61 455997.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  5. 5
    Then, empty the slide.
    Empty spit out of the trumpet.mp4-canvas63 872997.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  6. 6
    When the third slide is empty, you can slide it back onto the trumpet and continue to play.
    Empty spit out of the trumpet.mp4-canvas67 332995.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  7. 7
    The easiest way to remove condensation or spit from the trumpet is to blow into the trumpet while you are opening the spit valve.
    This valve has a mechanism that can be pushed down in order to open the valve. This way, you can remove all of the condensation from the horn and continue playing the trumpet. If you are playing in a band or orchestra, you may have to repeat this process several times throughout the piece in order for you to play with a good and clean sound.
    Empty spit out of the trumpet.mp4-canvas82 970995.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

    Advertisement

This has been a VisiHow tutorial on how to empty spit out of the trumpet. If you're having trouble emptying condensation from your trumpet, then simply leave your questions, comments, or suggestions in the area below; and we'll do our best to get back to you. Thanks for choosing VisiHow! Have a great day!

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help

See more tutorials on playing the trumpet:

Video: Empty Spit out of the Trumpet

Questions and Answers

There seems to still be spit because I will hear a gurgling sound?

What can I do-still have gurgling sound after using spit valves. I have tried: Removed slides and removed valves - still have strange sound when I am holding a note to tune up.... I think it was caused by: I do not know

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help

VisiHow QnA. This section is not written yet. Want to join in? Click EDIT to write this answer.

Comments

VisiHow welcomes all comments. If you do not want to be anonymous, register or log in. It is free.




Toradze
Featured Author
73 Articles Started
83 Article Edits
5,150 Points
Toradze is a featured author with VisiHow. Toradze has achieved the level of "Sergeant" with 5,150 points. Toradze has started 73 articles (including this one) and has also made 83 article edits. 23,200 people have read Toradze's article contributions.
Toradze's Message Board
Toradze: Hi, my name is Toradze.
Toradze: Can I help you with your problem about "Empty Spit out of the Trumpet"?
 

Article Info

Categories : Music

Recent edits by: Eng, VisiHow, Toradze

Share this Article:

Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 291 times.

Do you have a question not answered in this article?
Click here to ask one of the writers of this article
x

Thank Our Volunteer Authors.

Would you like to give back to the community by fixing a spelling mistake? Yes | No