How to play the Trumpet and Cornet

Do you have trumpet embouchure problems?

Can you play the trumpet smoothly?

Do you have trumpet tonguing difficulties?

Bram Wiggins shows you how to play the trumpet properly.

A good trumpet embouchure is essential. Bram tells you how from the start. 

He covers essential basic techniques in detail, yet without masses of technical jargon.

Trumpet and Cornet Technique DoctorBram's Cornet & Trumpet Technique Doctor not only shows you how to play the cornet and trumpet, it will help you to correct niggling little problems and set you on the right path to successful playing.

Problems covered are:

1.  I can't get a clear sound.  My notes sound 'woolly'.

2.  Why are the first and third valve slides mobile?

3.  I can't play slurred passages smoothly. (Click on picture)

I can't play slurred passages smoothly.

4.  I can't get the higher notes.

5.  I'm not sure that I am pitching the notes correctly.  Am I tone deaf?

6.  I can't get the low notes.

7.  I slow music down to get the notes right, but when I speed it up it still sounds wrong.  What am I doing wrong?

8.  When I try to play softly, the note just disappears into a hiss before it is quiet enough.  Why?

9.  My loudest notes sound harsh and very brassy.  What am I doing wrong?

As you can see from the illustrations, the the Cornet and Trumpet Technique Doctor is written in a no nonsense style.

It is also small enough to slip easily into your pocket, purse or trumpet case.

Do you get confused with notes on leger lines with lots of sharps and flats? Look at our Key Signature Trumpet and Cornet Fingering Charts.

Cornet and Trumpet technique Doctor

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