Buying a new trumpet is a big (and potentially expensive) move! There are many to choose from and you want to be sure you’re making the best decision.
It’s important to try as many trumpets as you can before deciding. Also consult you local music teachers and store owners – they are a great source of knowledge and might also point you to a nice used horn!
The level of trumpet you choose will depend on how far you’ve progressed. Trumpets are typically catergorized into these categories:
Student – suitable for beginning musicians, the most affordable, with reasonable quality
Intermediate – a step up, more expensive, with somewhat better build quality
Professional – for the serious player, expensive but with superior quality
In the posts that follow we’ll talk about the trumpets available for both beginning and advanced students. And, I’ll recommend a few of my favorites.