Brass – Trumpet


A trumpet with out valves can date back as far as 2000 B.C.  These early instruments were constructed from shells or bones.  The modern trumpet is a treble brass instrument that consists of small-bore cylindrical tubing, a bell, cupped mouthpiece, and three piston valves.  The piston valves enable the instrument to form the notes on a scale.  They were created in 1818 by Heinrich Stolzel and Friedrich Bluhmel, German brass players.




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