• Black High Quality Brass Trumpet Set Silver-Plated Mouthpiece Gloves Strap SA

    Brand Unbranded MPN TH03SMZH76490002 EAN 7485706902538 Package Size 53 * 13 * 15cm / 20.9 * 5.1 * 5.9in Material Brass Weight 2300g.
    £63.08
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  • Rocket Cleaning Care Kit for Trumpet

    Please review the full item description of item "Rocket Care Kit for Trumpet" for all information regarding delivery and technical specifications.
    £8.84
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    MSRP Previous price£13.50
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  • Yamaha YTR 8335RG Xeno Bb Trumpet

    Yamaha YTR 8335RG XENO. I am having a clear out of horns, this is my Xeno which i have owned and looked after for a few years, it is in great condition apart from a few parts where the lacquer has worn by the valves, there is signs of Red Spot on the Lead Tube and also one small dink on the back curve tube which i have photographed for you.
    £430.00
    19 bids
    £15.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 11:14AM GMT4d 18hBrand: Yamaha
  • Reig Deluxe Trumpet (Silver)

    This deluxe silver trumpet has 4 notes and comes boxed. They say that music is the universal language. Regardless of where you are from or what your background, a good melody is something that everyone can enjoy and understand.
    £14.44
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    30 sold
  • Pro Tech International 4 Trumpet Case

    4 Trumpet carrying case - really sturdy keeping instruments safe - very good condition.
    £55.00
    £15.00 postage
  • Yamaha YTR 1335 Trumpet, with 11C4-7C Mouthpiece & Original Case

    The original Yamaha case is in exceptionally good condition. The interior lining, and hard exterior, are totally intact, and the clips and handle work well. The exterior is also free of any 'scuff' marks, from which these cases often suffer.
    £112.00
    4 bids
    £15.00 postage
    Ending Today at 8:00PM GMT3h 15mBrand: Yamaha
  • pTrumpet Plastic Trumpet-Orange, Purple, Yellow, White, Black, Green Blue or Red

    pTrumpet Plastic Trumpet - Purple
    £109.00
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    MSRP Previous price£170.00
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  • Marceau 'Greyhound' 1930s Trumpet in Dark Lacquer

    The bell is in good condition, with good visible engraving (as the photographs illustrate). The horn has recently been serviced by a local brass instrument expert repairer, of 20 years experience, who has cleaned the trumpet and checked its playing quality.
    £49.99
    0 bids
    £7.99 postage
    Ending Sunday at 8:09PM GMT6d 3h
  • Yamaha YTR 4335g Bb Trumpet with case and mouthpiece

    Been in storage for around 3 years but still plays well - standard dings and scratches from use but doesn't affect the sound (ive tried to included photos of most of them, but missed out out a small ding on the 2nd valve slide).
    £275.00
    1 bid
    £8.40 postage
    Ending Today at 7:39PM GMT2h 54mBrand: Yamaha
  • York Bb Student Trumpet Rebuilt With Yamaha Bell Ready to Play

    The valves are barrel-enclosed top sprung, very reminiscent of those made by Weril. I would suggest that this trumpet was actually a stencil Weril. The resulting rebuild plays very nicely and the valves are very smooth in action.
    £26.00
    3 bids
    Free postage
    Ending 30 Jan at 1:29PM GMT7d 20hBrand: YORK
  • New listingBach Stradivarius Trumpet

    Bach Strad Trumpet 37 ML. See photos. Cosmetically looks tired. Everything works well. 1 valve button missing. Reverse main tuning slide.
    £400.00
    0 bids
    £20.00 postage
    Ending 29 Jan at 10:47AM GMT6d 18hBrand: Bach
  • Trumpet

    B flat trumpet needs a bit of tlc not been used for awhile.
    £21.99
    3 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending Friday at 8:00PM GMT4d 3h
  • BESSON 1000 TRUMPET

    This trumpet is in fabulous condition. Almost as new. It dates to 2005 and even has the original warranty cards (no good now of course). It plays perfectly with no signs of wear. All the slides work as they should and the mouthpiece is also in immaculate condition. The new owner certainly won't be disappointed. Any potential buyer is welcome to come and try it out. I am in North Norfolk. Not much more I can say really, please message me with any questions and HAPPY BIDDING!
    £62.00
    25 bids
    £6.29 postage
    Ending Tuesday at 9:20PM GMT1d 4hBrand: Besson
  • Elkhart Trumpet 300 Series Gold Lacquered

    Elkhart Series 300 Beginners Trumpet and hard case. Gold lacquer. Case is slightly scuffed.
    £24.99
    1 bid
    £6.29 postage
    Ending Thursday at 12:09PM GMT2d 19hBrand: ELKHART
  • The World’s Worst Trumpet Mouthpiece

    Normally people are looking for a mouthpiece that will help them play louder, higher or with a better sound. If this is what you want look away NOW! This mouthpiece has no redeeming features. The rim slopes in towards the cup, strangling your embouchure. The throat is tiny. The cup is oddly deep, almost like a rotary trumpet mouthpiece. If you are a professional Who wants to sound like a beginner, or if you are a student who wants to fail your practical exam on trumpet to drop out of university then this is the mouthpiece for you. I guarantee it will not disappoint in its awfulness.
    £7.99
    14 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Friday at 4:25PM GMT3d 23h
  • Three trumpet books, CD and DVD in excellent condition. Ideal for beginners.

    Beginner Trumpet Book by Peter Gelling with CD and DVD. The book is very clear and easy to read. The Rough Guide to Trumpet and Trombone is one of the Essential Tip Books. It contains a wealth of information about brass instruments and is in very good clean condition.
    £6.99
    £2.90 postage
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  • Bb trumpet & case

    Boosey & Hawkes Bb 400 trumpet in good working condition. Slides and valves are working as they should and the lacquer is as good as it looks in the photographs. There are a couple of dings on the side of the bell (photos 10& 11) but these do not affect performance. The mouth piece is a silver plated Conn no. 4. It comes with a hard case . Ideal for a beginner.
    £31.00
    5 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending Friday at 10:14AM GMT3d 17h
  • protec triple trumpet gig bag 301T

    I have for sale a Protec iPac 301T Triple Trumpet Case. The case has had very little use so is in good condition. Comes with all the inserts.
    £22.00
    4 bids
    £20.00 postage
    Ending Thursday at 6:36PM GMT3d 1hClick & CollectBrand: Pro-Tec
  • Yamaha YTR-233 Trumpet Brass Musical Instrument Cased Bundle

    Here is a Yamaha YTR-233 trumpet. Yamaha valve oil. Yamaha mouth piece no. 11. fitted Yamaha caseMeasurements. Number 3 valve bottom cap is split on the edge. st or 2. All keys slide in and out smoothly.
    £36.00
    2 bids
    £9.99 postage
    Ending Sunday at 7:21PM GMT6d 2hBrand: Yamaha
  • Trumpet

    A brass trumpet made by Corton complete with a mouthpiece. Comes with a case but note one of the catches is broken.
    £70.00
    30 bids
    £8.50 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 1:31PM GMT1d 20h
  • Vintage Trumpet by Boosey & Hawkes

    Hello welcome to my auction I have a Vintage Trumpet Lafleur imported by Boosey & Hawkes London in original case good condition just couple of dings a great looking Trumpet thanks for looking
    £38.00
    10 bids
    £13.55 postage
    Ending Thursday at 7:33PM GMT3d 2hClick & Collect
  • B&S Challenger II C Trumpet w/ Bach Leadpipe

    Leadpipe has been converted with a Bach C Trumpet leadpipe marked 25A. B&S Challenger II C Trumpet. Excellent instrument with no dents or scratches. Finish on the leadpipe is worn. Does not come with a mouthpiece!
    £400.00
    0 bids
    £2.90 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 9:00AM GMT1d 16hBrand: Bach
  • IMMACULATE GEAR4MUSIC TRUMPET IN SHOWROOM CONDITION WITH CASE

    SHOWROOM CONDITION GEAR4MUSIC Bb TRUMPET WITH ORIGINAL CASE, AN UNWANTED XMAS GIFT. SLIDES AND VALVES ALL SPOT ON. IT ALSO PLAYS VERY WELL.
    £53.00
    10 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending Today at 8:02PM GMT3h 17mClick & Collect
  • Earlham Trumpet, by French Technicians, with Conn 7 Mouthpiece

    The trumpet comes with a very good quality Conn '7' mouthpiece, which is excellent order, with no dents or scratches and excellent plating. It comes inside a protective UMI rubber pouch (see photo).
    £51.00
    5 bids
    £9.99 postage
    Ending Saturday at 8:39PM GMT5d 3hBrand: Earlham
  • SONATA Bb TRUMPET - CUSTOMER RETURN - EXCELLENT - JUST £93.99 - BRILLIANT VALUE

    They are in excellent condition and play perfectly (depending on the player!)., with a smooth valve action (which will become even better after a bit more playing in). All slides move freely, and they all come with a nice, lightweight case, a standard 7C mouthpiece and a new bottle of valve oil.
    £93.99
    £14.50 postage
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  • Taylor Mouthpiece

    Taylor mouthpiece. Andy Taylor made this for me a few years ago. It’s a copy of a Vincent Bach 10.5 ew. You’ll see my initials engraved. Used it for a year or so and then found my forever ‘piece with Monette. Not used it for about 4 years and clearing out my old collection. Gold plated with marks commensurate with age. Standard fit ‘piece
    £38.41
    3 bids
    £3.40 postage
    Ending Thursday at 12:38PM GMT2d 19hBrand: Taylor
  • Trumpet

    Excellent condition, hardly used.
    £94.99
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  • Lark Trumpet With Hard Case

    Stitching is coming apart in several places on the case.
    £22.00
    12 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending Friday at 2:56PM GMT3d 22hBrand: Lark
  • New listingYamaha YCR 231 Trumpet

    Hello here I have a boxed Yamaha YCR 281 Trumpet. This is for sale for and behalf of my friend. So any questions you might have please allow time for reply as I will need to enquire 3 way. Not a lot more information about the item as I’m not a musical person. The item is on a 24 hr auction. And will have a small reserve set. The winning bidder will be sent the item within 48hrs of full amount received via 1st class signed for delivery. The winner must also pay the full amount within 24 hrs of auction ending unless otherwise arrranged with myself. Thanks for reading and good luck.
    £41.00
    3 bids
    £5.00 postage
    Ending Tuesday at 3:51AM GMT11h 7mBrand: Yamaha
  • Vintage Lark Trumpet With Case

    This is a Lark trumpet. It is in overall good cosmetic condition and comes with valve oil. The trumpet case is a little battered with considerable wear and tear. The trumpet itself does have a few dents in the metal.
    £26.50
    11 bids
    £9.50 postage
    Ending Thursday at 7:44PM GMT3d 2hBrand: Lark
  • John Packer JP171SW Cornet in Silver Plate with hard case

    John Packer JP171SWS cornet with case. A great beginners cornet. This one is approx. 9 years old but in good overall condition. There is a slight crease to the bell which is almost invisible. Stand not included. Welcome to view before bidding.
    £51.00
    2 bids
    £6.29 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 11:50AM GMT1d 19h
  • Vintage Trumpet by Manhatan

    Hello welcome to my auction I have a lovely Vintage Trumpet in original hard case with 2 clasp and carrying handle Trumpet made by Manhatan stunning detail and design see pics velvet lined case great looking Trumpet thanks for looking
    £39.95
    1 bid
    £13.54 postage
    Ending Tuesday at 10:49PM GMT1d 6hClick & Collect
  • gear4music student trumpet gold

    This is a student gear 4 music trumpet in gold. This piece is ideal for a beginner who wants to learn to play the trumpet. I've had this piece for a while however I do not use it as I now play the bass guitar. It has a 7.5/10 condition. It comes with a case, a full 'accent on achievement' book with many beginner songs for the trumpet! It also contains a 'YAMAHA JAPAN 11C4-7C' mouthpiece in which is in her good condition, brand new the mouthpiece is £45! And the trumpet is £120! So all together the price would be £165!! If you have any queries or questions feel free to ask!
    £30.00
    0 bids
    £5.00 postage
    Ending Tuesday at 6:19PM GMT1d 1h
  • Donald E Getzen Eb Trumpet

    Donald E Getzen. USA made Eb trumpet.
    £499.00
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    £15.00 postage
    Brand: DEG
  • New listingtrumpet 30 years old plus

    trumpet 30 years old plus. Condition is Used. Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class.
    £22.13
    0 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending 29 Jan at 2:49PM GMT6d 22h
  • Lark Trumpet M4015-1 in case

    Used brass trumpet made in China by Lark. Some tarnishing to the brass finish but no signs of bending or bashing and has been kept in the case at all times and has not had any excessive use.
    £10.00
    1 bid
    £5.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 9:59AM GMT4d 17hBrand: Lark
  • Yamaha YTR 1335 Trumpet

    I bought the trumpet about a year and a half ago second hand and never got around to learning. The trumpet is in good used condition.No dents some light scratches.It has not been played for about a year.The valves feel smooth.
    £100.00
    0 bids
    £14.75 postage
    Ending Sunday at 1:47PM GMT5d 21hBrand: Yamaha
  • Bach Elkhart Trumpet 100TR

    A Bach Elkhart TR100 B Flat Student Level trumpet. It is in excellent condition apart from a minor ding and a scratch as depicted in the photos. There are a couple of minor spots where the lacquer has worn.
    £28.00
    10 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 3:01PM GMT1d 22hBrand: Bach
  • PRELUDE By Vincent Bach International TR700 Trumpet In Case 2 Mouthpiece - H43

    There are quite a few dents to the piece. The buttons are missing from the top of the valves. The thumb screw is missing from the slide. Some of the parts - tuning slides etc aren't 'butted up to each other and were stiff- would recommend servicing.
    £31.00
    3 bids
    £4.95 postage
    Ending Tuesday at 9:35PM GMT1d 4h
  • AMATI KRASLICE Trumpet ATR201 with carry case

    Here we have The atr-201 AMATI KRASLICE Trumpet. Made in the Czech Republic. It has previously been in storage and could do with some TLC. There is some age patina in various areas of the horn. It plays well. The 3rd valve sticks a bit and could do with oiling and greasing. The mouth piece is tarnished. Good quality make. Happy bidding!
    £25.00
    1 bid
    £12.00 postage
    Ending Friday at 3:10PM GMT3d 22hBrand: Amati
  • Jupiter junior Trumpet and Case

    In good condition, though has some bumps and wrinkles. Please note that the mouthpiece is stuck and will need to be removed by the buyer.
    £16.12
    1 bidEnding Saturday at 9:25PM GMT5d 4hCollection in personBrand: Jupiter
  • Bass trumpet/valve trombone (B flat) with carry bag - unusual instrument

    It's in B flat, an octave below a regular trumpet, but the mouthpiece is the size of a trombone mouthpiece and the whole thing is roughly the dimensions of a regular trombone with the slide closed. There is NO slide on this instrument - you play it like a trumpet (same fingering).
    £71.00
    6 bids
    £5.59 postage
    Ending Tuesday at 3:18PM GMT22h 33m
  • Rudy muck 7 m trumpet this is a stunning looking instrument 

    This is a rudy muck m7 trumpet I think this their top model four years ago I spent over  400 pounds on a refurbished ment ,,trumpet is two tone and looks stunning   serial number 3631. Comes with case not the original in good order  no dents or dings engraved bell unbranded mouthpice recent purchase of a new trumpet forces sale  ..   any enquiries welcome!!!!!
    £350.00
    0 bids
    £2.90 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 9:24AM GMT1d 16h
  • Conn 22B Trumpet in Brass Lacquer

    A nice Conn trumpet in brass lacquer, some of which has become worn and pitted. Attractive engraving is evident. Serial number 381907. The horn has been serviced, cleaned, and polished by a local brass instrument repairer of 20 years experience.
    £99.99
    0 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 8:58PM GMT6d 4hBrand: Conn
  • Trumpet - Earlham

    There is some tarnishing to the trumpet but it is otherwise in good order. Sturdy storage case included.
    £40.00
    0 bids
    £5.99 postage
    Ending Today at 10:38PM GMT5h 53mBrand: Earlham
  • New listingBb trumpet B&S Challenger II

    A used professional trumpet in very good condition. Gig bag, original B&S 1 1/2 C mouthpiece, Brown valve glove included. Some minor exterior flaws as is the norm with used brass instruments.
    £650.00
    Brand: B&S
    £10.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Pocket Trumpet

    A pocket trumpet, works fine
    £16.00
    9 bids
    £5.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 3:54PM GMT5d 23h
  • New listingB & M CHAMPION TRUMPET WITH CASE AND MOUTHPEICE

    I know nothing about trumpets. The lacquer has faded in a few places. More than welcome to view before end of auction, and buyer may collect to save postage costs. Comes with case, mouthpiece and some kind of cleaning brush. No minimum, 99p start. Grab a bargain. Collection in Frodsham
    £0.99
    2 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 7:52PM GMT6d 3h
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Trumpets

A trumpet is a brass instrument similar to a cornet that is used in a number of musical genres. 

It plays the highest register of the brass family and is the most popular and most frequently used brass instrument.

Trumpets are most commonly tuned in B♭ and uses three or sometimes four valves to change pitch. It can also be tuned to A, C, D, E♭, E, low F and G.

Orchestral and concert music

Trumpets are a staple for any orchestra or concert band. They provides the highest part of the brass section. 

The C trumpet is sometimes used in orchestras and tends to give a brighter, clearer and crisper sound due to the smaller size. Many orchestral musicians learn to transpose music by sight.

Jazz music

Trumpet players are well known for their ability to improvise, mainly in jazz music. Again, the trumpet is used to take the highest part and often plays the melody and has solos.

There are various different expert techniques experiences and professional trumpet players use to improve their sound. 

These techniques include:

  • Vibrato – a small but rapid variation in pitch for a richer sound
  • Glissando – sliding between notes by pressing valves halfway
  • Double tonguing – creating a fast staccato sound with the tongue
  • Triple tonguing – the same as double tonguing but faster
  • Flutter tonguing – rolling the tongue as quick as possible, similar to rolling Rs
  • Split tone – producing more than one tone at the same time, usually an octave or fifth
  • Circular breathing – creating an uninterrupted note by storing air in cheeks and pushing it through the mouthpiece while breathing sharply in through the nose

Notable trumpet players include:

  • Louis Armstrong
  • Miles Davis
  • Dizzy Gillespie
  • Maynard Ferguson

There are many accessories available to buy with trumpets, including:

  • Hard cases
  • Soft cases for comfort
  • Stands
  • Mutes
  • Mouthpieces
  • Valve oil 
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