The trumpet is the highest member of the brass family of instruments. They are played by blowing air through closed lips and producing a "buzzing" sound that causes a standing wave vibration in the air column inside the instrument.

Earlier trumpets did not have valves, but modern instruments generally have three piston valves. Each valve increases the length of tubing when engaged, thereby lowering the pitch. The trumpet typically plays the melody and is popular in concert band, jazz and even rock bands.

When renting or buying a trumpet for a beginner, it’s very important to start with a high quality instrument. The first few months are critical and often the most difficult for any student. An instrument that won't play properly can be a huge discouragement and source of frustration.

That doesn't mean a beginner needs the finest or most expensive trumpet, but they do need one that responds freely, has working slides & valves, plays in tune with the other instruments in the band, and can be repaired and adjusted as needed.

Shuff's Music stocks trumpets in student, intermediate and professional levels. A more advanced trumpet will have a larger bore size, may have a hand hammered bell, and may have rose brass or silver plating.

We carry high quality trumpet brands like Jupiter, King, Bach, B&S and others!

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127 2nd Ave North
Historic Downtown Franklin

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118 3rd Ave North

Historic Downtown Franklin