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I Just Got Braces, Is This End of My Trumpet Playing?

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Just because you have braces you are not a bad trumpet player.  In this article I will explain a couple of things that will help the young player with braces.  Over my 16 years of trumpet playing four of those years were with braces.  I will say that not everything I did will work for every player and I may not have every answer for each person.  The best thing for the player is to be patient and practice frequently; besides those two things, there are some techniques and things that will help the student. The first thing every student...

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How Do I Play High Notes On Trumpet?

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How To Play High Notes This article is not going to make every trumpet player have the ability to play screaming high notes.  Truthfully there is no secret to playing higher notes on the trumpet, but this article will give you some tools to use to help you expand your range.  Also remember that just playing these exercises once will not make your range be automatically better, these are exercises that are meant to be performed daily just like if you were preparing for a marathon.  First thing to do is practice breathing from your belly and filling the lungs...

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Five Common Mistakes Of Young Trumpet Players

Posted by Andrew Christophel at

My Top 5 Problems This article is about the five most common mistakes young trumpet players have.  I will address the mistakes, what causes them, why they can create a problem and ideas to help fix them.  Remember that this article is opinion based and the solutions proposed may not help every person with or problem.  Breathing and Air Use In my opinion most young students do not use enough air when they play.  I remember being in several trumpet master classes where the professional that was leading the class would have a young player come up and play for...

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New Brick And Mortar Store

Posted by Jeffrey Kamp at

Octave Music is pleased to announce that we have opened a brick and mortar storefront. We will continue to offer all of our music items online and in our new storefront. The new location is located at 59466 County Road 113, Elkhart, IN 46517.  With this new storefront we will offer quality musical instruments, musical instrument accessories, music, lessons, and repairs. We invite you to stop on in and visit us. Hours: Tuesday - Friday:  4:30-7:00PM Saturday  10:00AM-3:00PM

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Sonare Pro Brass Professional Trumpet Comparison Chart

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Octave Music believes that Sonarè professional trumpets offer the best value in the professional trumpet market. Within Sonarè’s line of affordable professional trumpets, from Bb trumpets to C trumpets, there is sure to be a trumpet model that fits a player’s performance needs and budgetary limitations. Their fluglehorn is top notch and played on by professional Chicago trumpet player and composer Ian Torres. Also all Sonarè Pro Brass instruments are cryogenically treated to relieve stress. See the chart below to compare the features of these professional trumpet models. Model Leadpipe Body Finish Bell Valve Guides Key TRB-701 Brass, Blackburn Design...

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