Trumpet cleaning question Answered

Alright, I own a cornet (which is basically a shorter version of a trumpet), and I wanted to know if it is safe to clean it with water or handsoap. I am not trying to make my instrument all nice and shiny, but I just want to clean all oil off of the valves and slides, so would it be safe to just use water and handsoap? Thanks in advanced

Question by stale56 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


i need help with trumpet mouthpieces? Answered

Iv been playing my trumpet for goin on 7 years. iv learned that instrument from the inside out. i have a 4 octave range( from double pedal C to double C), but for some reason i cant figure out is on every mouth piece of feel either traped or not supported. i currently play on a schilke 14a4a i use this in concerts and other events and i feel just so trappedin side the mouthpiece. i also play on a mellophone mouthpiece called a mello 6 and i dont feel trapped just not supported like i do with the schilke and all my other mouthpieces its the same way either trapped or not supported. is there a site or a manufactor that will let me customize a mouthpiece FULLY and if i dont like the way it is send it back for changes? or is it just me and my mouthpieces are perfectly fine?

Question by Xhaunter 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


my embouchure on the trumpet is messing up after 6 months... no lip pain just need help?

It's been 6 months and my embouchure just... flopped. I can't find the right spot to put my mouth on anymore. help please.

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Can I use silver polish on a silver trumpet? Answered

This is probably a stupid question, but I am just making sure I can becuase this trumpet is basicly my prized possession.

Question by airsofter1 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How do I play a glissando on the trumpet? Answered

 I have been playing trumpet for almost 6 years I am in honers concert band and Jazz band at my high school. I have played gissando's before but I seem to have forgot the technique can someone help me?

Question by skeleton1102 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Can someone show me a link to the twelve major scales for trumpet? Answered

I lost my scales sheet and have a scales test coming up. I would like a scales sheet with the sharps and flats marked in.

Question by airsofter1 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Seriously...

Okay check it out. Recently i've had an interest in learning to play the trumpet, and i wanna know: is it difficult? I'm a player of the bass guitar, mandolin, guitar, ukulele, and a bit of harmonica, so ya see i have no brass experience.

Topic by wingman246 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How to make a better Trumpet section?

 Hello, I am a Junior in High School and next year I will be Trumpet section leader for both Marching and Concert Band. Our Trumpet section is not very good, I am sorry but we just aren't. Except for one person, this year we are losing an awesome Senior who most of us underclassmen have leaned on at one point or another. As section leader I am taking on the attitude of "This year is going to be the best yet…Brass…lets kick some a*s". Unfortunately I don't think the section will. Does anyone out there have any tips on any music/warm-ups or technique's that I might consider looking into so that our Trumpet section is the best it can be, so our band can shine?

Question by 1953woody 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


does any one have cords to the pretender for gutiar and/or trumpet?

I have looked all over the web and I can only find the tabs for The Pretender by the Foo Fighters. Does any one have the cords or know where to find them? And does any one know where to get sheet music for the trumpet with out having to pay 180 dollars?

Question by Laserman595 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Making Music (not a euphamism)

Does anybody know of any good music that can be played on a trumpet, 2 guitars (acoustic) and tabla(indian drums)? the tabla can be added after, they're good like that Any style is fine, as long as it's not too hard It's for my exam as an ensemble (group) piece

Topic by ti112 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Where can I find a SSC-TRPXENO Soft-Sided Xeno Trumpet Case ?

I need a SSC-TRPXENO Soft-Sided Xeno Trumpet Case (shown in picture), here is the link to its site: http://www.yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA/ContentDetail/ModelSeriesDetail.htmlCNTID=5013663&CTID;=551145. Where can I buy one? If you already own one, I would very much appreciate it if you told me what you paid for one and where you purchased it.

Question by 2001warrior 9 years ago


Noise or Music?

The "Bose" sound system is based on chamber resonance like that of musical instruments. This is the difference between a whistle and a flute. The mouth piece of a trumpet is raw without its additional plumbing. The noise of a piezo-electric sounder is raw, but chambered to resonate...better. A trumpet is basically an acoustical waveguide device. Consider this and lets see if you can "WOW!" the crowds with your sounds. The trumpet mellows the sound of the mouth piece by reflecting the sound repetitively off the inside walls of the horn. The angle is low so the acoustic wave reflects many times along the length. What works for you?

Question by robertgrist 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago



Brass/Sax Cheap Mic Setup

I have made a cheap setup that attaches to your instruments bell and provides a clearer sound then a mic mounted on a desk. Oh did I mention it cost me about $2.00- $2.50? Please let me know if anyone is interested in an Instructable on this?

Topic by LinemenOwn 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


(newsletter) T-Shirt Necklace, Cardboard Lumber, Arduino Trumpet...

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! Get in the Garden Contest - Enter any Instructable with a gardening theme and win a very cool computer-controlled indoor composting machine from NatureMill! Art of Sound Contest - Share any sound or music-related Instructable in our new contest and win an incredible custom hi-fi tower set with subwoofer or monster speakers! Get the LED Out! Contest - Enter any Instructable that involves LEDs, and win some amazing lights from Monkeylectric! Closes for entries this Sunday night! Results: Earthjustice United States of Efficiency Contest winners and Mother's Day Contest winners! LED Hand Lights Cupcake Cones Cardboard Lumber Recycled T-shirt Necklace How to Paint Clean Lines Simple Music LED Light Show Duct Tape Tear-Away Scratch Pad Sturdy Handle with the Portuguese Sinnet Any Instructable with an LED can be entered! Sound Graffiti Arduino Trumpet Collapsable Table for Concerts in the Park! The Worm-A-Rater Win a cool computer-controlled indoor composter! Win these custom hi-fi speakers! Solar Pool Water Heater Quick makeup FX with Silicone-based Pastes Analog Sound Synthesis Birth of Man Mixing Board Sign-up for this newsletter:

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Anyone else want to deconstruct songs into layers they can mix and mash?

With all the technologies available today does anyone know of an all encompassing program that can break down songs into layers? Like the layers used to make the master recording. So you can create your own mash ups? Say I want the guitar riff from AC/DC and a trumpet "layer" from Dizzy Gillespie. Thanks-  Yellowshades

Question by yellowshades 6 years ago


Music Mashup: Anyone else want to deconstruct songs into layers they can mix and mash?

With all the technologies avaialbe today does anyone know of an all encompassing program that can break (deconstruct) songs into layers? As in break back down into the layers used to make the master recordings. So yu can create your own mash ups? Say i want the guitar riff from AC/DC and trumpet "layer" from Dizzy Gillespie. Not trying to steal and sell it, just mix and share for personal. Thank you, Yellowshades

Question by yellowshades 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Music Mashup: Anyone else looking to deconstruct songs layers they can mix and mash?

Hello All. I am new to Instructables and would like to hear some feedback on my topic. With all the technologies available today does anyone know of an all encompassing program that can break down (deconstruct) songs into layers? As in break back down into the layers used to make the master recordings. So you can create your own mash ups? Say I want the guitar riff from AC/DC and a trumpet "layer" from Dizzy Gillespie and some singing from Madonna. Slow them or speed them up till it works for me. Not trying to steal others people stuff and publish it/ sell it, just mix and share for personal.  Please reply with your work if its in a studio, engineer, singer, label or software developer etc. Much Appreciated,  CoolKat AKA Yellowshades (Entertainment Marketing)

Topic by yellowshades 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Electric Gramophone?

I've just had an idea for making an mp3 player disguised as an old gramophone, to be used as a set piece/source of music for busking. Problem is, I can't figure out how to pull off some of the details of making it... Heres the idea as it stands: Have an old gramophone that appears to be playing music from a record, but is actually playing music from an Mp3 player. I figure you could interrupt the signal from the needle to the amplifier without to much trouble, as you'd still need the needle there to make it move along the record as it 'plays'. It also shouldn't be too hard to hide a speaker in the trumpet or even embed it into the side of the gramophone. In an ideal world, it would also be great to have some general controls on the back, to select play lists and the like, and that's probably achievable my attaching it to a standard mp3 player. The tricky bit is that I want to get it to play when the needle is placed on the record, and stop when the record finishes, ultimately with a digital replica of the scratch sound that you get at the end of an old record. Does anyone have any ideas on how to go about this part? because I'm absolutely stumped... is it possible that the answer lies somewhere in using the movement of the needle-arm to complete a circuit while in certain positions? Any thoughts, help, ideas or suggestions would be appreciated :) .

Topic by Feral_Messiah 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


how do i go about hooking up an old sound system?

Ok so heres the problem my family has a old sound system used for advertising ads within our small town now these speakers are old about 70w each i believe but theyre trumpet style and what i want to do is hook up my computer (laptop) to both speakers to play music and advertisments i know i cant just hook them up to my computer so i was wonering how do i do it?  the sound system has been in use since around 1960 and only recently has the record player used gone kaput so i want to "modernize" it  by hooking it up to my laptop  the speakers look like this  http://www.sterenshop.com.mx/catalogo/interior3shop.asp?pdto=TC-1240 theres 2 of them one is 70W and the other i believe is a 40W each have two leads  i can solder and i will most likely have no problem finding parts so if theres anything i can make to power these two speakers to the them running so all help is appreciated

Question by Diclonius 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Low-cost hearing aid for someone old

I know an old person--well, okay, my mom--who refuses to wear an in-ear hearing aid, even though she clearly needs it. For whatever reasons, she thinks its too expensive/too invasive/doesn't want to be bothered, even though Medicaid would probably pay for it etc. Not wanting to be reduced to shouting like I'm on an aircraft deck, I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions as to some sort of inexpensive amplifying device I could rig from some some more or less readily available parts. I'm envisioning something like the old style opera glasses on a long handle, though of course this device would be held to the ear (maybe like the old fashioned ear trumpet come to think of it). This way it wouldn't be too much of a hassle for her. I'm suggesting this arrangement rather than headphones of some sort, which again would isolate her (visually) from the rest of the folks at the old age home. If she could just hold something to her ear when she wanted to hear/converse and then drop it when she doesn't want to be clued in...well, that might be the way to proceed. As usual, low-cost design wins, as I don't have that much to spend. Thanks!

Topic by Dano312 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


College Search

Hey guys!I'm a high school freshman (or a sophomore now, rather. score!) and Mom wants me to start taking a look at different colleges Now, I don't know too much about colleges, but I do know that I should probably go to one where I can get the kind of major that I want. Thing is, I really don't know what I want to major in, or what I want to do after I finish my schooling. So I figured I'd start with my interests. Here's my top 3:Computers- I've always liked computers, but I really became hooked when I learned about CharredPC's i'ble on how to make XP look like Vista, when tech_king walked me through the steps of how to open a PC, and when LinuxH4X0r and a few others taught me about Linux. And, I know quite a bit about computers and continue to learn more and more about them every time I use them.Engineering- I like building stuffs, but I'm not too great at it. I don't really have the time, money, resources, or transportation that I need to work with the things that interest me most. More specifically, I like automotives, but once again, I don't have the skills or experience, just the interest.Music- My passion. I play clarinet and tenor saxophone pretty well, and can also play the trumpet and harmonica. I'm hoping to get really good at the saxophone, and play that in marching, concert, and jazz bands at my high school, and hopefully play it in a college marching band. Eventually, I'd also like to learn to play piano/keyboard, violin, percussion/drums, and bass guitar.Oh! Location should be important, too. Any good colleges across the states are good; particularly I'm probably going to have to stick with the southeast; as far north as Virginia and as far west as Texas, but once again, feel free to tell me of any good schools you know.

Topic by Labot2001 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


My Month at Instructables as an Artist in Residence

It's easy to see Instructables as a single entity who's persona is summed up in one yellow robot. During the month of November I had the good fortune to spend a month as an Artist in Residence at Instructables HQ and had the opportunity to look behind the yellow curtain and learn more about the people who craft the website and the work that they do. During my stay I met artists and technicians, crafters and programmers, and I was allowed to peek into their world and see the inner cogs whirling away. Oh yeah, I was also let loose with a million dollars worth of 3D printers and laser cutters with no more direction than to have fun and make stuff! Day to day life at the office was not what I expected. Before arriving I had envisioned a, well, a madhouse. I figured that there would be 10 ft cardboard robots beeping away in one corner, office supply archery in the other, and paper airplanes gliding over the top of it all. When inside though I didn't find a room of chaos, but a room of people quietly working. I soon found out that between community management, site development, contests and other site duties there is a massive amount of work that goes into making the Instructables DIY hub function. It wasn't all business though, there was certainly time for liquid nitrogen ice cream, communal lunch hours, and pizza Thursday! I am very much a robot / tech person, so one of the highlights of my visit was getting to talk shop with randofo and amandaghassaei, Instructables technology editors. They had the coolest gadgets, and both fit the role of tinkers perfectly. Randofo had a huge bin of motors, gearboxes and other electrical delights that he patiently let me riffle through, and Amanda's work area was mass of dismantled keyboards, wire and test equipment. They practiced a type of electronics where novelty is the main function, and it was amazingly fun to see their projects come together. And yes, of course, the 3D printers were a blast. I really was allowed to dive in and try anything I wanted with the Objet machines so I took every spare moment working with them. I spent a fair amount of time running test prints of the different materials and testing their physical and mechanical strength, (aka breaking them). Once I had a feel for the UV cure pseudo plastic, I had just enough time to print everything I wanted plus some. I should also mention that this same building had two of the fastest laser cutters I've seen, and all the plastic and cardboard I could possibly need for my scale of projects. I can't possibly relate how liberating it felt to be able to think of an idea, draw up the CAD, and have a working prototype in less than an hour. The Instructables office is found on a busy street of San Fransisco, above a deli and a bar that plays full Talking Heads albums. This was my first time in California and I loved every minute of it. There was this creative energy all about and it seemed that there was some kind of art plastered anywhere it could fit. I felt like I was on an expedition, seeing for the first time things that I had only read about; I saw subway performers, photographers, and a silver painted robot guy. I ate at a Kwik Way and bought guitar string from the store that the Mythbusters bought their trumpets from. Not only that, but there are celebrities in California and I'm almost positive that Elton John rode the same bus as me every day. I could be wrong, but he had these huge glasses and the hair cut and everything. (I've never seen a celebrity before.) I visited California for a month but it felt like it flew by in minutes. After giving a small presentation over a Thai lunch and a short goodbye, I left San Fransisco and Instructables with a greater awareness and appreciation of the creative community and the talents of its members. Visiting the office and meeting the Instructables crew was an unforgettable experience and I hope to visit again someday. I would highly recommend the AIR program to any one in the position to participate, I had the time of my life.

Topic by Tomdf 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago