Here's how to make a trumpet out of household items. It sounds just like the real thing, except for the fact that it has no valves.

Step 1: Materials

Ya need...

O Small length of garden hose
O Medium sized funnel
O Trumpet mouthpiece (found at any music store) OR use the metal connector at the end
 O Duck Tape
<p>Hi! There is no music store in Izmir, Turkey. Is trumpet working fine if i use Metal Connector?</p>
<p>Or hose connector</p>
You should be able to use anything your lips can make a buzzing sound on.
<p>Or hose connector</p>
<p>i am into my leave my man alone when i contacted ekaka for a spell love that will help me win my husband back and have a love spell casting with DR.Ekaka. email: ekakaspelltemple@yahoo.com and today my husband emailed me and also called me yesterday asking for my forgiveness. this is on the 5th day of the 1st spell and he is already contacting me. wow, i was starting to think i was beating a dead horse since i have heard from him in 4month. thank you so much DR.Ekaka, i can not wait to see him fully in love with me again. thank you for helping me. i am going to recommend your service to my friends. thank you again and thank you papa DR.Ekaka</p>
Garden hose does not work well for this. Use automotive vacume line like shown in the photos.
I know a guy who made one of these
you forgot the keys...
It's a natural (valveless) trumpet, not a bugle.<br> <br> For those unaware of the difference, a bugle is has a conical shape from bell to mouthpiece, while a trumpet must be cylindrical for at least 2/3 of its length.&nbsp; Most trumpets are cylindrical for 5/6 of the length, which this trumpet is closer to.&nbsp; The coronet is sort of between the trumpet and bugle - more conical than a trumpet but less than a bugle.&nbsp; The valveless version of the cornet is the posthorn.&nbsp;<br> <br> A bugle or coronet would be extremely hard to duplicate with garden hose.&nbsp; A trumpet, however, is easy, and I like the sound better anyway.<br>
bugles don't have any valves, you're probably thinking of a trumpet
well the title suggests its a trumpet.
just to be clear everyone a TRUMPET has valves which are used to make different notes a BUGLE has NO VALVES and the note is controled entirely by the players embachure (the position of his mouth and lips) so technicly this a bugle and also trumpet mouth prices are kinda expensive new so you would have to get a used one or not have one unless you already have one or the cash to get a new one I'm a trumpet player myself it's a great instrument 
Actually a valveless trumpet is known as a natural trumpet. They were extremely popular in the baroque period, and are not at all bugles.<br> <br> A bugle is more closely related to the coronet, and modern bugles are often valved anyway.<br> <br> Calling a natural trumpet a bugle is about as bad as calling a coronet a mellophone. They are similar but distinct instruments.<br>
You spelled 'embouchure,' 'controlled, and 'technically' wrong. Besides, trumpets are high pitched and whiny sounding, and they always want to cover up everything else. They're like the guitar solo of a rock band; the bass and drums are the cake, it's the solo that is the icing on the cake. But nobody wants to eat a cake made of just frosting. There can be too much of a good thing...
well pyro as you can see spell check has failed me. I play trumpet as you might have guessed and as trumpet can sometimes be high and whiny it can also be mysterious and dark, or jazzy or bluesy type feel. I'm Just gonna guess you don't play trumpet because it is a wonderful instrument and in a jazz band, a swing band, or a big band is great to have even in classical music. and while we trumpets want to &quot;cover up everything&quot; good players know the importance of maintaining a reasonable volume.
Just so we're clear... I was kidding. You seriously just need to take a chill pill... And as a professional jazz musician and music major with years of experience, I know what I'm talking about when I say that trumpets are great instruments, and they have their uses. Lower sounds have been scientifically proven to be more pleasing to the human psyche. However, I'm not in any way trying to call them terrible instruments. They're more likely to sound whiny because the embouchure is more difficult than some instruments and a lot of musicians don't have that much muscle support, or play without proper embouchure. You'd be a fool to say that &quot;Green Hornet&quot; performed by Mnozil Brass is freaking amazing... so I'm not saying their bad, simply that I don't like them.<br><br>And I suppose you could assume that I don't play trumpet... but you'd be wrong... I've been playing for 7 years with private lessons, and I play in a professional jazz band... I also play everything but edge-blown flutes, meaning high &amp; low brass, reeds, strings, and percussion.<br><br>And I don't know why you're so insulted... first off, it was a joke. More importantly, I compared trumpets to a guitar solo... I basically called it the best part. But everything has a time and place, and there -is- such a thing as too much of something good. They do have their uses. They date back to earlier than 1500 BCE, they were found in ancient Egyptian tombs, even. In medieval times, they served as a communication device for armies.<br><br>Oh, and just so you know... this -is- a trumpet. By definition, a trumpet is straight bore, while a bugle is either straight or conical, like a cornet. Earlier trumpets did not have valves, neither rotary nor pistons. The addition of valved instruments is fairly recent; this instrument is simply a natural trumpet.<br><br>Have a nice day :)
Well pyro I must say that as a joke that makes much more sense. Listen because I can't really hear the way you say things when you type them instead of hearing them in person it does make things harder to understand. So my bad there as for the definition of trumpet or bugle yes you're correct there and by the book definition yes this is a trumpet and we should leave it at that. So to clear up again that just didn't sound like a joke to me, in fact I still really don't see any humor there but that's probably just me. Hope this mix up hasn't lead to any bad blood between us because after all there's no point in fighting about this although we aren't fighting. Oh and also when I left that first comment , like a year ago, I didn't know as much as I do now so my bad. Sorry again for the mix up. by the way were you ever in a school band or did you just take music up on your own?<br><br>Sorry again have an awesome summer!
Symphonic Band, Pep Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, I played primarily the trombone but I played other instruments when the situation demanded it. I also play in several professional jazz ensembles and larger collegiate bands.
sweet I'm in all those bands at my school. can't wait for band camp 54 days away and counting have a nice day
Just because you've never heard a trumpet that you like doesn't mean that they all suck. I play the trumpet as well and out of the 8 instruments I play trumpet is by far my favorite.
um I'm sorry did you read the entire comment? I AM A TRUMPET PLAYER! And I LOVE trumpet yes when beginning and new to the instrument things can sound a little pitchy at first but after a few weeks practice things sound great please I'm not sure if you read the comment because I stated ,in fact several times that I PLAY TRUMPET. as a matter of fact I'm in honor bands for trumpet so please read the comment it actually says &quot;it is a wonderful intrument...&quot; sorry for any misunderstanding hope this clears things up because we trumpets need to stick together!
Does it even sound like a bugle or a trumpet, wheres the spit valve, where are the valves??? I don't undersatand how it could sound like a trumpet, because I play and actual trumpet, not a cornet, but I used to play cornet. Just asking questions, just thinking out loud...
I'm pretty late to the party, but I just watched a video of a guy who does the same thing as in this instructable.<br> <br> It sounds <em>exactly </em>like a trumpet with the valves wide open - aka a natural trumpet.&nbsp; Apparently the brass or copper has very little to do with the sound; it is primarily the size and shape of the tube that seems to matter. Since the trumpet has a cylindrical bore and the coronet a conical bore, the coronet would actually be much more difficult to duplicate with cheap plastic tubing.<br> <br> The funnel size alters the volume of the trumpet - a larger funnel will make a louder trumpet, while no funnel at all makes a fairly quiet trumpet.<br> <br> You can play around with the key of the trumpet by altering the length - shorter for a higher pitch, longer for a lower pitch.<br> <br> It is pretty freaking awesome, really.<br>
You Guys crack me up. This person made a horn out of rubber tube and a funnel, and all the &quot;experts&quot; cry &quot;Point of Order, Sir!&quot; Yes, a trumpet has valves. Big Deal! This is something you can make a musical noise out of - Just enjoy it<br><br>Anyone looking for the spit valve? Just take the tape off and drain it overnight.
Does it work without the mouthpiece too?
I don't see why not, but it wouldn't sound as nice.
u can but its much harder i could barly do it on my trumpet and its very hard on the lips so ya try it if u want good luck is al i can say
Hey, i went with a minimalistic, simple, CHEAP design here. If you want to make one and make it look pretty, go ahead.
nah. sorry. i just meant that my trumpet sounds great, so i expect this one should too.
I play the trumpet... this looks pretty cool!
Cool. This is kind of like the PVC trombone. Also, I wonder if, for the mouthpiece, you could just use one of the hose attachments. I don't play trumpet, so I don't know how big it is compared to a trumpet mouthpiece, but it might work.
yeah you mean the metal part on the hose right cuz that would work
lol &quot;you must red the inside of this box to live&quot; i loled

About This Instructable


58 favorites


More by poobajones: Make A Homemade Trumpet/Bugle Custom Guitar Hero On Tour Skin Toilet Paper Roll Flash Drive "The Flush Drive"
Tags: trumpet music
Add instructable to: