What is a trumpet?
The trumpet is the oldest and most popular member of the brass instrument family. The trumpet has been around in some form for over 1,500 years. In fact, trumpets were found buried with the pharaohs in Ancient Egypt!
By far the most common type of trumpet is the modern Bb trumpet. This instrument was first invented about a hundred and fifty years ago and hasn’t really changed that much since.
Nearly every trumpet player begins their journey on a Bb trumpet (or its cousin the Bb cornet). The Bb trumpet can be found playing in various musical styles and ensembles including classical, jazz, rock, pop, and folk music.