Choosing Your First Trumpet
Most beginners will start with either the cornet or the trumpet. The cornet is more freindly and is a popular choice. for small children than the trumpet Your choice will largely depend on what style of music you would like to play.. Brass bands use cornets, wind bands, bigbands, and orchestras use trumpets.
Trumpet players have it good today. A good beginning trumpet or student trumpet will last for a few years, but if a player works hard a step-up trumpet is necessary
There are many makes and models on offer, and such a range of prices that you need some guidance. If you already have a teacher, it is well worth asking his advic
Choosing an inter-mediate Trumpet
You could buy an intermediate trumpet, however many teachers would recommend that you wait until you can afford a professional trumpet. Intermediate trumpets are better trumpets than beginning trumpets, but they are not that much better.
You would be much better served by purchasing a professional trumpet. Pro trumpets last for years, and if the person doesn't play as a career, it may last a lifetime. They also are largely hand-made, and the amount of hand-fitting justifies the price. The bells are usually hand-hammered, and the valves and slides are hand-lapped. This takes time. Also, the factories have their best employees working on their professional trumpets.
Silver or gold plating is justified with a pro trumpet. The instrument should last many years, and plating lasts longer than lacquer. The standard finish for a professional trumpet is silver plating, and with care it should last a long time. Gold plating doesn't tarnish like silver, but since it's softer it wears down over time.
All professional trumpets come with first valve slide saddles or triggers and third valve slide rings or triggers. Professional trumpets usually give you the option of triggers on the first and third valve slides. Also, the first and third valve slides will work well from the day you buy the new horn.
You could look for a used professional trumpet, and as long as you find one in good nike, you might do well. We usually recommend new professional trumpets. For most people, it' a lifetime purchase. Professional trumpets are worth the price.
Popular brands include; Bach Schilke King Conn Challanger Yamaha.
Why Rent a Trumpet or Cornet.
Many parents of children learning for the first time, are understandably unsure of buying until they are more confident that the child will cope with learnin g the instrument, Don Mack's Rental Scheme can provide the ideal introducton to the instrument for a comparatively small outlay. Some advantages of our Rental Scheme are as follows;
- Rent is paid every three months
- No minimum or maximum periods
- If there is a fault with the instrument, it is fixed for FREE.
- If you decide to buy the instrument, you get one rental charge off the price