Hey, Kids, It's a Trumpet
The Trumpet is the smallest member of the brass family. Its tone is bright and penetrating.
Natural trumpets are like bugles, which have no valves to change the pitches. Sometimes you can see them being played in orchestras when the music of Johann Sebastian Bach is being played.
Beginning in the 15th century instrument makers experimented with slides for the trumpet, similar to the trombone slide. The slide allowed the trumpet player to play more notes, though it was awkward to play. This went on for about 400 years.
Finally in 1813, valves (those button thingies) were invented.
The Bb trumpet is by far the most popular trumpet, being the favorite trumpet of beginning students, jazz musicians, and classical musicians.
The C trumpet is the trumpet preferred by symphony orchestra musicians, because its slightly smaller size provides a brighter and more lively tone.
Trumpet Sheet Music | Beginner-Intermediate