Trumpet 1

B-flat Trumpet

Playing Range: Two and a half octaves--from the G below middle C up to about two C above that
Related Instruments: Cornet

The trumpet is a brasswind instrument. It has the highest register of all the brass instruments, along with being the smallest. Commonly pitched in Bb, as well as Eb, it is one octave higher than the baritone and is written in the treble clef. Trumpets are among the oldest musical instruments, dating back to circa 1500 BC or earlier.

Notable solosEdit

  • Mahler: Symphony no. 5, I
  • Rossini: Overture to William Tell
  • Copland: An Outdoor Overture
  • Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Moussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Notable concertiEdit

  • Haydn Trumpet Concerto


Basic notes on the trumpet

A:valve 1 and 2 low note

B:valve 2

C:open low note

D:valve 1 and 3 (use the third valve slide)

E:valve 1 and 2 high note

F:valve 1 

G:open high note

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