Play Staccato on the Trumpet
Edited by Toradze, VisiHow, Eng
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 tune a trumpet. In this part, we will show you how to play staccato on the trumpet.
- 4The goal of staccato is to play an effective short "t" sound. In order to create a crisp "t" sound, your tongue needs to be pulled back from the gum line quickly. Every time the "t" sound is created, a quick puff of air will be pushed out of the mouth. The movement of your tongue is your embouchure, which creates crisp sound.
- 5You can practice staccato notes by playing a sixteenth note followed by a dotted eighth note. Together, they will make a quarter note. The sixteenth note is a grace note that helps with a staccato. You need to work on muscle memory. Now, let's play five "t-t" combinations of a sixteenth C note followed by a dotted eighth C note. You can choose middle C or C5, depending on your range and comfort level. Practicing this note combination will improve your staccato immensely.
- 7When you practice playing staccato, remember the embouchure. Also, always remember the placement of the tip of your tongue between the roof of your mouth and your two incisors. This tongue placement will help to create a crisp staccato.
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