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Trumpets are Windwood instruments, commonly found in Orchestras, Jazz and Commercial Music. The instrument has a bell at its front, which amplifies sound acoustically. The middle portion in a Trumpet has 6 valves to control 7 notes from a scale. The most common trumpets in use are A# tuned trumpets. And the instrument is non transposable. If you want to choose any other scale, you have to get another trumpet.

Playing a trumpet requires you to pout, along with maintaining a small orifice. Blow the air out of the mouth creating a vibrating noise. Blow it inside the mouthpiece. The sound now travels inside the tubes and get amplified, till the bell finally puts it out. You can change the notes in a trumpet using the valves. There are more trumpets which are capable of creating the “Sharp” sound. To do that, use the 4th valve with any note. There are many terminologies related to western music and theory. You may require learning about them to play your music.

Basic Components of Western Music theory

  • Pitch:- Pitch can be defined as how high or how low a note gets. It is directly proportional to the frequency of a sound. Pitch of a sound is very particular and it cannot be matched, even by a similar sound produced by a different equipment.
  • Scales:- Scales came out as patterns in music which sensibly completes a music circle. A musical scale is made up of notes with a certain pattern to follow. For example, there are major scales in music which follows “Root Note-Tone-Tone-Semitone-Tone-Tone-Tone-Semitone” pattern. The last note of which again comes out to be the root note. There are a lot of other scales in music.
  • Consonance and Dissonance:- Pick a note on any musical instrument. There are a number of consonance and dissonance for a note within its own scales. Consonant notes sound complete when played together. Dissonant notes give a feeling of incompleteness.
  • Chord:- Chords can be defined as notes in a scale, which when played together, create a sensible sound. It can only be consonant notes or a combination of consonant and dissonant notes. For example, to play a major chord in any scale, you need to pick the first, third and fifth note from that scale. Play the selected notes together. You have got your chord.