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During trumpet lessons, students should learn the parts of the trumpet, how to hold a trumpet, lip position, air support and chords. Practice trumpet exercises, such as slurring and tonguing, with tips from a trumpet player in this free video on trumpets.

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How to trumpet lessons. When teaching the trumpet, it's important that the teacher covers a number of important issues. One of the first would be to familiarize the student with the instrument. They should know what the mouthpiece is, the lead pipe, the valves, the valve casing, and etcetera. Once they have an understanding of the different parts of the instrument, then it's easy to talk about it to them so that they can reference that new vocabulary. They will also need to know how to hold the instrument in the proper way, so as to give it the proper support. The will need to know the correct way of blowing into the instrument. Both the lip positions as well as support of the air stream by use of the diaphragm, and taking in deep breaths. Then it's a matter of learning technique. They will learn their scales. They will learn their chords. Of course, all the various notes involved. And, then articulation, such as slurring, tonguing, and the different types of tonguing. As a teacher, I would provide the student with a list of trumpet books that would be very helpful to them, because these are the foundation of good trumpet playing.

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