WOODWINDS LESSONS @ NATOMAS MUSIC SQUARE
Q. How do I improve my sound?
A. A good way to improve your tone and fullness of the notes, is by practicing holding out the notes as long as possible while keeping the same pitch. These are called long tones.
Q. How often should I practice the trumpet, and for how long?
A. Try and practice every day for at least an hour and work on long tones, and practicing songs and sight reading.
Q. Can I puff my cheeks out while I’m blowing my trumpet?
A. No, This will prevent you from having a good pitch and will begin to hurt your cheeks over time.
Q. What age can I start playing Trumpet?
A. The best age to start playing trumpet is 8.
Q. How do I clean my trumpet?
A: fill your tub or sink up with hot water and take off the mouth piece, slides and valves and soak them in light soapy water. Once they soak for about 5 minutes. Take the slides and and trumpet and snake through them. Once you are finished make sure to rinse and dry off all the pieces and put them back together and put valve grease on the valves.