What is a good trumpet tone?

Long Tones: Playing long, relaxed, easy, beautiful notes on the Trumpet is so good for your playing that it’s a thing all on its own. Search “Trumpet Long Tones” and you’ll find tons of exercises and discussions about them. (Like most good things, do them in moderation. It is possible to get too much of a good thing.)

How do I make my trumpet sound brighter?

In my experience, it has much to do with the “vowel” sound you are forming with your mouth. “eeeee” will produce a bright sound, “aaaaaah” will produce a dark sound. That is of course grossly simplistic. But by varying your “vowel,” you can coax quite a wide range of sounds out of a trumpet.

Why does my trumpet sound bad?

The sound from the trumpet IS caused by the vibrating of our lips. Air in the sound IS caused from too big an aperture for the note/volume we are playing. What happens is that some of the air gets through the hole without touching any lip tissue and doesn’t get put into vibration. So it sizzles right through the sound.

Why do I sound airy on my trumpet?

How can I improve my brass tone?

Improving Brass Tone Production

  1. Blow Your Troubles Away. One of the most important things to focus on in brass playing is air production.
  2. Simple Breathing Exercises.
  3. Humming, Singing and Resonance Exercises.
  4. To Buzz or Not to Buzz, That Is The Question!
  5. Play in Tune = Play in Tone.
  6. Modeling with Professional Recordings.

How do I stop my trumpet from sounding airy?

The best way to get rid of an airy sound is to play long tones very quietly. If your embouchure isn’t right (e.g., lips too far apart), your lips won’t buzz at all, and you’ll move them around until it works better. You can start playing at a normal volume and then get as soft as you can, then hold a long tone.

How can I get better at trumpet fast?


  1. Air.
  2. Faster air.
  3. Relax chest up and push from diaphragm.
  4. Faster air, push out the wall of the classroom.
  5. Aim air up toward your nose for higher notes. Treat each partial like you are shifting gears.
  6. Air, air, air!
  7. Imitate a siren on your mouthpiece.
  8. Blow through the instrument while checking for firm corners.