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The trumpet is a brass instrument with the highest register.

 

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The trumpet may only have three valves, but you can actually play 45 distinct notes by manipulating those valves.

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Modern trumpets are made from brass, which is an alloy of copper and zinc, but the earliest trumpets were made out of many different materials, including conch shells and wood.

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A trumpet may seem short and compact when compared to larger brass instruments, such as the trombone, but this small instrument contains roughly 6 1/2 feet of tubing.

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Miles Davis began studying the trumpet at age 12.

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He is credited with pioneering the West Coast style of jazz

 

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The trumpet mouthpiece is generally a shallow cupped shape with formerly rather pronounced but recently more rounded corners surrounding the bore or throat.

Article: History of the Trumpet
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A musician can change the sound he plays by changing the position of his lips on the mouthpiece or pushing down one or more or the valves.

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In 1796 the composer Franz Joseph Haydn wrote a famous trumpet concerto for the keyed trumpet.

Article: Trumpet & Cornet
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People didn't like the keyed trumpet because it sounded like an oboe so they gave up that idea and tried lengthening the tubing and adding valves.

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The 16th century saw increasing use of the trumpet in a variety of more musical situations in addition to court ceremony and military communication.

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During the time that Bach lived trumpets were 7 or 8 feet long and were bent round to make it easier to hold.

Article: Trumpet & Cornet
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Around the beginning of the nineteenth century, the first valved trumpets D,G, and E-flat were created.

Article: Trumpet History
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When these new trumpets were created composers were inspired to write new pieces using the greatly improved trumpets.

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In 1801, Windinger of Vienna put five rotary key on the first trumpet.

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If it wasn’t for him we would not have the trumpets we have today.

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It is believed that the trumpet was used as a signaling device in Ancient Egypt, Greece and the Near East.

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In Ancient times, people used materials such as animal horns or shells like a trumpet.

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