• Thanks so much Ronald!

    Your explanation with the leadpipe having a wider aperture sounds spot on. I especially liked playing the lower notes as that made the leadpipe sound more full and resonant..

    I will follow your advice on what to practice and work my wa to a more effortless low C. I have a degree in physiotherapy so I and wholeheartedly…[Read more]

  • Hello,
    Maybe somebody could help me out and tell me whether this is to be expected from a beginner, whether I’m doing something wrong or whether something’s wrong with my equipment..(unlikely)
    I only got my trumpet two days ago. I’ve played the piano and drums for years but my first with a brass instrument. Prior to that I’ve been practising with…[Read more]

  • Thanks John, I can see you’ve put a lot of thought into your post. I got my trumpet two days ago and will follow your recommendations when I practice! I’m not new to playing an instrument but new to brass instruments and it’s been fun and interesting getting aquainted after practising with a leadpipe the past few weeks.

  • Just thought I’d let you know I got a good deal online on a new Yamaha 2330 and got the Silent brass practice mute and a tuner/metronome all for the price of that used 6335. That should be a good student level horn. I hope to receive it by New Year’s! I’m so looking forward to it.

  • Thanks for that. I’ve also looked up the 6335 but it seems there are several versions of it and couldn’t find as much info on the H(eavy) model. However I’m sure they’re all of great quality.
    Many sources speak of intermediate and pro trumpets as not suitable for a beginner or something you need to grow into and I’ve understood that they’re more…[Read more]

  • Alright, thanks!

  • Hi!
    I’ll be getting an instrument soon, I don’t want to buy the cheapest beginner horn so it’ll probably be early next year. In the meantime I don’t mind practising with a mouthpiece and leadpipe. According to Greg it’s a good idea to practise the sensations away from the instrument.
    Friend of a friend would sell me a Yamaha 6335 HS, I’d…[Read more]

  • Thanks Johnelwood! I’m looking at getting an instrument early next year, things could be worse I guess. The price range for “beginner” instruments seems pretty broad and I’m not sure whether I get something cheaper sooner to get started or wait a little longer and invest on a (hopefully) better instrument.. If you have opinions on whether the…[Read more]

  • Hi everybody,

    I’m new to the forum and I’ve never played the trumpet before. I’m keen on learning and came across WindWorks by a lucky chance. It made playing the trumpet sound all the more tempting. Due to Covid-19 money is a little tight right now so I’m getting started without a trumpet. I currently have just a mouthpiece but I’m waiting for…[Read more]