Nearly-closed lips (the player’s embouchure), a “buzzing” sound, standing wave vibration characterizes the trumpet group which contains the instruments with the highest order in the brass family. Historically used as signaling devices in battle or hunting, with examples dating back to at least 1500 BC, trumpet-like instruments began to be used as musical instruments only in the late 14th or early 15th century.
Grandeur, heroic, majestic are words that would today describe any scene where the lone trumpet fills the air. But its ascend to today’s application of the trumpet in art music styles – in orchestras, concert bands, and jazz ensembles, as well as in popular music, is tumultuous. During the classical and romantic periods, the trumpet was relegated to a secondary role by most major composers owing to the limitations of the natural trumpet. It was only in the 20th century which saw an explosion in the amount and variety of music written for the trumpet. With the modern revival of Jazz, the trumpet is recognized not only as a versatile but also essential in any classical and jazz ensemble.
Be the one to create that atmosphere of grandeur, heroism and majesty with the trumpet. At SHO Music, we teach the techniques and also the tricks of the trade which every trumpeter use to project that smooth commanding sound. When that “buzzing” sound and standing wave vibration traverses the brass tubing and pierces into the air a lofty and distinguished quality of tone, suddenly all attention is on you! Exhilarating! Love that? Call us at 65332800 to find out how you can command the audience with the trumpet.