If you were to give a musical instrument an award for the “Best All-Around”, that award would probably go to the trumpet. Whether it’s carrying a strong, rhythmic melody in a jazz band or alerting soldiers to battle, the trumpet has a rich and varied past and present.
In today’s episode, you’ll learn…
-Why trumpeters were important in ancient battles
-How a musician produces sound from a trumpet
-What some of the earliest trumpets were made from
Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:
Music Listening Schedule for Episode 18
Enjoy the links to performances connected to our theme of The Trumpet until our next episode airs in two weeks.
Day 2: Hello Dolly (Armstrong)
Day 4: Vocalise (Rachmaninoff)
Day 5: All Blues (Davis)
Day 6: But Not for Me (Gershwin)
Day 8: Salt Peanuts (Gillespie)
Day 9: Le Rejouissance (Handel)
Day 10: Taps
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