Trumpet Playing

Theory

  1. Introduction, construction of trumpet.
  2. Staff, clef, solfeggio reading….Read and use English equivalent like C, D, E, F, G, A, B, for the Italian notes of do, re, mi, etc.
  3. Note values: semi-breve, minim, crochet, quaver, semi-quaver, demi-semiquaver.
  4. Reading notes: pitch and time duration
  5. Techniques of synchronisation of embouchure, tongue and air speed control
  6. The note sol (G)
  7. The note Fa (F)
  8. Playing successive notes of various time duration on the trumpet
  9. Scales: Major scales and formation of major scales
  10. Scales: Minor scales and formation of minor scales
  11. Meaning of accidental in a major or minor scale
  12. Chromatic scales
  13. Techniques of breathing using diaphragm and lungs
  14. Bending notes
  15. Intervals
  16. Chords & harmony in music, formation of chords

Practicals

  1. Maintenance of the trumpet, removal of valves, oiling and greasing, tuning slide, proper handling
  2. Breathing exercises, lip buzz
  3. Counting of notes with the foot.
  4. Counting notes with the foot, mouthpiece buzz.
  5. Playing a tune using only the mouthpiece
  6. Singing the note sol as semi-breve, singing it in various time values and playing it on the trumpet
  7. Singing the note Fa (F)  as semi-breve, singing it in various time values and playing it on the trumpet with correct pitch and various timings.
  8. Practice blowing softly and the necessity of changing the embouchure for each note. Precise control of embouchure for each note. Building up lip and mouth muscles.
  9. Playing the major scales.
  10. Lip flexibility exercises, lip thrill exercises
  11. Tonguing : single tonguing , double tonguing, triple tonguing
  12. Fingering : sharps and flats and practice
  13. Holding notes for long time and maintaining consistent volume
  14. Bending notes with lip movements and keys
  15. Techniques and exercises for obtaining high notes without straining the lip muscles
  16. Forming and playing chords.