How is the trumpet held or played?
The trumpet is held with the left hand. The pinkie and thumb both control different slides that change the pitch of the sound. The right hand is used to finger the three valves in the center of the tubing. Different combinations of holding down these valves cause different notes to be played. For example, holding down the second valve plays a B and an F sharp, while the first valve can play a B flat and F natural. The mouthpiece goes into the front of the trumpet, and the lips are placed on the end. By making a buzzing sound with your lips, air travels through the trumpet, and the pitch is changed with the valves and slides. There are many different brands of mouthpieces, and they very in width, length, depth, and shape.
Xernona Clayton has: Played Harriet Johnson in "The House on Skull Mountain" in 1974. Played Herself - Interviewee in "New Direction" in 1986. Played herself in "2002 Trumpet Awards" in 2002. Played herself in "2006 Trumpet Awards" in 2006. Played herself in "King" in 2008. Played herself in "17th Annual Trumpet Awards" in 2009. Played herself in "18th Annual Trumpet Awards" in 2010. Played herself in "19th Annual Trumpet Awards" in 2011. Played herself in…
Dizzy Gillespie played a bent trumpet, the bell stuck up at a 45 degree angle. He once had his trumpet bent by accident, the tone of the instrument changed with the new shape, he liked the new sound and subsequently had a mis-shappen trumpet specially made to duplicate the sound of the broken instrument.