Tune a Trumpet
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You're watching VisiHow. This is a video tutorial series on how to play the trumpet. In the previous tutorial, we taught you how to gain endurance to play long notes. In this tutorial, we'll teach you how to tune your trumpet. For this tutorial, we will be using a Bach Stradivarius Model 37 Bb trumpet.
- 4You should not be flat or sharp against another person. If you want to play a Bb note on the trumpet, you must find a position for the tuning slide so that you do not play flat or sharp. When you pull out the tuning slide, the note will become flat or go lower in pitch. This happens owing to your having extended the tubes that the air has to flow through, which lowers the pitch.If you are in a band or orchestra, you must learn to tune your trumpet so that you play in tune with other brass players in your group as well as with the rest of the orchestra.
- 10Then, continue to adjust your tuning slide to sound in unison with other trumpet players in the orchestra or ensemble. Another way to tune your trumpet is by using your mouth. You can fluctuate the pitch with embouchure or by utilizing breathing. Now, let's play C and bend the note up or down using the lips. It's recommended that beginning trumpet players use the tuning valve in order to have a sound that is not too flat or too sharp.Find a good spot between 0.4-1.2 in (1-3 cm).Advertisement
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How should I adjust my part in order to fix this shift?
I am composing a trumpet part for my music theory class. The trumpet is tuned to B flat but my teacher told me that the trumpet sounds a half step down from how I have written it. This is a Music Theory question about composing music
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