Category Archives: Brass Accessories

Your Yamaha Maintenance Kit: Cleaning Your Trumpet

Forget about cleaning out your closets and cupboards – your trumpet might be where the real attention is needed this springtime! If you can’t remember the last time you gave your instrument a good and thorough cleaning, chances are that it’s time for some TLC for your trumpet. Yamaha is a trusted brand, and they […]

Yamaha Trumpet Silent Brass System: Worth the Investment

For more than a decade, I have lived in an apartment. As a trumpet player, this presents some challenges as to my practice routine. I don’t want to be the obnoxious neighbor who is constantly driving everyone in the building crazy by playing my trumpet at all hours of the day. But I also don’t […]

Why won’t my trumpet blow? Checking for and Correcting a Turned Valve

The most common issue encountered by beginning trumpet students is an apparent jam in the trumpet. Air blown into the trumpet refuses to pass through, rendering the instrument unplayable. While there are many possible causes, it’s most likely that one or more of the valves has been turned from its proper position, blocking the air […]