Trumpet – Consistency with the Upper Register?

Asked by: Frank Siemann

How do you consistently play high notes on trumpet?

Make sure that your air stream is nice and continuous from slow to fast without. Any gaps in the air flow for this exercise. You can form your embouchure.

How do I improve my high register trumpet?

And we're going to do this by playing ascending triads now we're going to start down at a low G. And play a G. And B. And then a D then we're going to take a wrist.

Why do my high notes sound scratchy trumpet?

Pressure of air (how hard you blow) Tightness of lips (maybe this causes higher air pressure with less tension?) Angle of the air hitting the mouthpiece. Size of mouthpiece.

Why can’t I play high notes on trumpet?

Many trumpet players try to achieve high notes by putting more pressure on the mouthpiece. This may make the volume increase, but it will do very little to heighten the sound. Instead, focus on controlling the airflow from your lungs through your lips. You can actually reach notes “above” C with very little air.

Why am I getting worse at trumpet?

It sounds like you were playing a lot, with all the ensembles plus the practice time. Make sure you’re giving your face enough down time. If you’ve got full day of playing ahead of you make sure you get a good warm up in the morning (not too taxing) and then some rest before your first ensemble.

What is the highest note ever played on trumpet?

The highest note ever played on the trumpet is a written C four octaves above middle C (C8). Since the trumpet is in the key of Bb, that note sounds like a Bb7, which is higher than the violin, which can go up to an A7. The pitch is also about as high as a piccolo can play.

How do you play high notes on trumpet without pressure?

So close to the camera then using the hard pressure grip we are going to start on G in the staff. That should be fairly easy for everyone and after each phrase you play you should.

How long does it take to develop range on trumpet?

Don’t try to run before you can walk

Trumpet works exactly the same way! You have to be in shape to work on your range. There is not way around it, no magical potion, no shortcuts. Work hard on your fundamentals for two weeks to build a strong foundation for your range development.

How do you play above high C on trumpet?

So listen carefully and try to match the pitch with your buzz. One two three and buzz c is located on the third space of the treble clef staff now we play this note the same way we play our low c.

Why does my head hurt when I play high notes on trumpet?

What causes headaches when playing in the high register is over breathing. Most try to push too much air when playing high. This in addition to using too much pressure and body tension will cause headaches every time. It doesn’t take as much air as you might think to play full in the upper register.

Is trombone easier than trumpet?

The trombone is bulkier, making it a little more difficult to play than the trumpet, especially for those who have never played a brass instrument before. Behind the cornet, the trumpet is the smallest of all brass instruments, making it easier to hold, play, and transport to and from lessons.

How can I make my trumpet sound clear?

You always just allow it to flow freely just like water was flowing down a hill. For example so as long as you have the free and relaxed air then the vibration will be free and relaxed.

Does playing trumpet damage your lips?

Tissue damage can occur if the mouthpiece is forced against the lips too hard or if one plays too long or with too much pressure without rest. More serious lip damage can occur from overuse without warming up, as in Hubbard’s case.

Why does my trumpet sound Spitty?

Sometimes a glob of slime inside the horn can lead to a persistently “spitty” sound.

How do you play a trumpet smoothly?


  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.

How can I improve my trumpet accuracy?

One is to set your aperture for that note take a deep breath get set play the note rest play the note again and repeat that pattern but maintain a set position the entire time.