Hold the Trumpet
Edited by Toradze, VisiHow, Eng, Doug Collins and 1 other
Hi! You're watching VisiHow. This is a video tutorial series on how to play the trumpet. In the previous tutorial, we discussed how to gain endurance to play long notes on the trumpet. In this tutorial, we will show you how to hold the trumpet correctly. This can be achieved by a correct posture and hand and mouth formation. In this tutorial, a Bach Stradivarius Model 72 Bb trumpet will be used. We must know how to play this standard trumpet by holding and aligning it correctly with the mouth for buzzing and hands. This tutorial is for the right-handed. Exchange left and right for the left-handed posture.
- 8The index, middle, and ring fingers on the right hand will be used to press down the keys. Your fingers should be kept rounded. With straightened fingers, you will not be able to play fast passages. This will only work with good support from the other hand that will allow the wrist of the right hand to relax. This will give you maximum support and form the proper grip, which will let you focus on articulation for the trumpet. Always remember to stand correctly, form support, and breathe with the use of the diaphragm muscles while playing. Embouchure will help with generation of sound as well.
This was a tutorial on how to hold the trumpet correctly. Please make sure to view our next tutorial on how to buzz with your lips when playing the trumpet. If you have any questions on the alignment of the body with the trumpet or comments, please leave them in the space below. Thank you for watching VisiHow!
See more tutorials on playing the trumpet:
- Tune a Trumpet
- Play Staccato on the Trumpet
- Stand in the Correct Posture While Playing the Trumpet
- Play Legato on the Trumpet
- Empty Spit out of the Trumpet
- Play with Lips Trills on the Trumpet
- Improve Double Tonguing Notes on the Trumpet
- Play Arpeggios on the Trumpet
- Play C Chromatic Scale on the Trumpet
- Play Intervals on Trumpet
- Do Buzzing Exercises When Playing the Trumpet
- Use Your Diaphragm for Playing the Trumpet
- Buzz with Lips when Playing the Trumpet
- Buzz When Playing the Trumpet
- Hold the Trumpet
- Single Tongue the Trumpet
- Gain Endurance to Play Long Notes on the Trumpet
- Play the Trumpet with the Correct Embouchure
Video: Hold the Trumpet
Questions and Answers
I'm having this problem of moving my bell to the right side and it is really making me slant my mouthpiece to one side of the mouth?
Posture of mouthpiece and bell. I have tried: Trying to play and look at the mirror. I think it was caused by: I think I am pushing the trumpet to my face and that is why the bell is not straight
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