You can listen to a whole chapter on trumpet maintenance on the 5-10-2010 post. This post is a bit of a test to see what happens with the podcast feed when posting a video. Below is a vid from the good folks at Monette Trumpet in Portland, Oregon. This is good valve cleaning and maintenance advice for any type of trumpet, not just a Monette. To check out the many fantastic Monette horns, visit Monette.net.
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- …Spitballs: For a quick/easy way to get the gunk out of your horn.
- …Brass Saver brush set (no metal to scratch your horn!)
- …Mouthpiece Brush
- …Al Cass valve oil (highly recommended)
- …Ultra-Pure Valve Oil and/or Cleaning Kit (highly recommended)
- …slide grease
- …Yamaha Trumpet Cleaning Kit (can’t vouch for the oil, but it’s got a snake, ‘piece brush, casing brush, grease)
- …Polishing Mitt
The Usual Resources:
- Education is more important than Capitalism: I’ve given away well over 1 million free music book PDFs worldwide. Get your own free digital copy of
- …..Sound the Trumpet: How to Blow Your Own Horn
- …..Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music
- The Practice of Practice: a blog on music practice.
- Free mp3 examples from the book
- Other free printable practice aids
- Free trumpet video lessons
- Trumpet method books
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- How much should I charge for trumpet lessons? (ask.metafilter.com)
- Ancient trumpets played eerie notes (sciencenews.org)
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