Learn to Play the Trumpet Beginner to Pro Made the Easy Way

Master the art of Trumpet! Cover a year’s worth of private lessons in just a few hours and at a fraction of the cost.
Learn to Play the Trumpet Beginner to Pro Made the Easy Way
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Last updated 7/2022



Learn to Play the Trumpet Beginner to Pro Made the Easy Way

What you’ll learn

Assemble and care for a trumpet
Form a correct, strong trumpet embouchure
Read and interpret music notation
Play dozens of popular melodies and songs
Perform multiple Major scales
Recognize and play nearly every note on the trumpet

Learn to Play the Trumpet Beginner to Pro Made the Easy Way


Working Trumpet
Trumpet Mouthpiece



Learning to play the trumpet is incredibly rewarding, but getting started is a challenge.

That’s where MusicProfessor can help you make the most of your practice. Start from opening your case for the first time and progress all the way to playing your first melodies. Master all of the techniques necessary to become a great trumpeter. On the way, you’ll also learn music theory and musicianship skills.

And save money while you study with us! Private lessons are expensive. Each MusicProfessor Trumpet course provides an entire year’s worth of lessons, for a fraction of the cost, and at your own convenience.

Join over 18,000 MusicProfessor students and begin your studies today!


Over 140 video lessonsDownloadable sheet musicTrumpet-specific troubleshooting tips and adviceTrumpet equipment recommendationsLearn how to clean and maintain your hornDozens of familiar melodies and songsTechnique-building exercisesMajor scales and scale exercisesMusic Theory basics, including how to read music

MusicProfessor’s curriculum is used in nearly 100 schools and school districts throughout the United States and by more than 18,000 students and music teachers throughout the world. Nowhere else can you find the level of detail and professional instruction of MusicProfessor’s curriculum.

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John Holt is Associate Professor of Trumpet and Chair of the Division of Instrumental Studies at the University of North Texas. Holt is also principal trumpet with the Dallas Opera Orchestra, a position he has held since 1989.

The consummate musical artist, Holt has appeared as a soloist with orchestras throughout the United States and Europe. Committed to the advancement of contemporary chamber music in performance, recordings and education, Holt has commissioned, premiered and recorded numerous works since 2003. Trumpet Panoply CD 769 is Holt’s seventh solo CD recording with Crystal Records and was released in April of 2011. His six previous solo recordings, all on the Crystal Records label, have received unanimous critical acclaim by industry publications Fanfare, American Record Guide, Instrumentalist, Gramophone and the International Trumpet Guild.

Born in Dallas, TX, Holt began studying trumpet at the age of 12 with Richard Giangiulio, former Principal Trumpet of the Dallas Symphony. He continued his studies at the University of Miami with Gilbert D. Johnson, former Principal Trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra. At age 22, Holt performed as Co-Principal Trumpet of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Ft. Lauderdale, under the direction of Emerson Buckley. At age 24, Holt became Principal Trumpet of the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, Italy, Zubin Mehta, music director. While in Italy, Holt had the great privilege of playing under some of the worlds most renowned conductors including: Luciano Berio, Georges Prtre, James Conlon, Gerd Albrecht, Carlos Kleiber, Krzysztof Penderecki, Riccordo Chailly and Carlo Maria Giulini.

At the invitation of artistic director and conductor Nicola Rescigno, Holt became Principal Trumpet of the Dallas Opera Orchestra in 1989. He received distinguished opera service awards in 1999, 2004 and 2009. Holt’s orchestral discography includes numerous recordings with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, The Dallas Opera Orchestra and The Voices of Change. He is a Yamaha Performing Artist, performing on the Yamaha Chicago C trumpet and uses TrumCor mutes, for whom he is a consultant.

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Section 1: The Trumpet

Lecture 1 Introduction

Lecture 2 History

Lecture 3 What’s in Your Case?

Lecture 4 Mouthpiece

Lecture 5 Mouthpiece Care

Lecture 6 Mouthpiece Placement

Lecture 7 The Trumpet

Lecture 8 Parts of the Trumpet

Lecture 9 Instrument Care

Lecture 10 Air

Lecture 11 Hand Position

Lecture 12 Posture

Lecture 13 Forming an Embouchure

Lecture 14 Buzzing

Lecture 15 Matching Pitch

Lecture 16 Exercise 1.1

Lecture 17 Review

Section 2: Playing the Trumpet

Lecture 18 Intro

Lecture 19 Recap

Lecture 20 Playing the Trumpet

Lecture 21 Playing the Trumpet Wrong

Lecture 22 Exercise 1.1

Lecture 23 Note (G)

Lecture 24 Pulse

Lecture 25 Articulation

Lecture 26 Bad Articulation

Lecture 27 Ending a Note

Lecture 28 Notes in Succession

Lecture 29 Note (C)

Lecture 30 Note (Low C)

Lecture 31 Getting to know C

Lecture 32 Exercise 2.1

Lecture 33 Exercise 2.2

Lecture 34 Exercise 2.3

Lecture 35 Review

Section 3: Reading Music

Lecture 36 Intro

Lecture 37 Recap

Lecture 38 Rhythmic Notation

Lecture 39 Time Signautre

Lecture 40 Reading Time

Lecture 41 Reading Time, part II

Lecture 42 Note F

Lecture 43 Note E

Lecture 44 Note D

Lecture 45 The Musical Staff

Lecture 46 Mary Had a Little Lamb

Lecture 47 Review

Section 4: Expanding Range

Lecture 48 Intro

Lecture 49 Recap

Lecture 50 Recap, part II

Lecture 51 Note A

Lecture 52 London Bridge

Lecture 53 Note B

Lecture 54 Getting to know A and B

Lecture 55 Dotted Half Notes

Lecture 56 3/4 Time

Lecture 57 German Waltz

Lecture 58 Transposition

Lecture 59 Review

Section 5: Major Scales

Lecture 60 Intro

Lecture 61 Recap

Lecture 62 Recap, part II

Lecture 63 Note D

Lecture 64 Note Bb

Lecture 65 A brief introduction to Lip Slurs

Lecture 66 Exercise 1.1 – Getting to know Bb and D

Lecture 67 Note Low B

Lecture 68 Note Low Bb

Lecture 69 Getting to know B and Bb

Lecture 70 Intro to Major Scales

Lecture 71 C Major Scale

Lecture 72 Exercise 2.1 – Eighth Notes

Lecture 73 Eighth Notes on the Staff

Lecture 74 Eighth Notes continued

Lecture 75 Ode to Joy

Lecture 76 Frere Jacques

Lecture 77 Review

Section 6: Intervals

Lecture 78 Intro

Lecture 79 Recap

Lecture 80 Recap, part II

Lecture 81 Note E

Lecture 82 Getting to know E

Lecture 83 Note Eb

Lecture 84 Getting to know Eb

Lecture 85 Note Low Eb

Lecture 86 Getting to know Low Eb

Lecture 87 Bb Major Scale

Lecture 88 Interval Study

Lecture 89 Intervals and Accents

Lecture 90 Can Can

Lecture 91 Review

Section 7: Dotted Quarter + Eighths

Lecture 92 Intro

Lecture 93 Recap

Lecture 94 Recap, part II

Lecture 95 Note F

Lecture 96 Getting to know F

Lecture 97 F Major Scale

Lecture 98 Note Ab

Lecture 99 Getting to know Ab

Lecture 100 Eb Major Scale

Lecture 101 Tuning

Lecture 102 Dotted Quarter + Eighths

Lecture 103 America

Lecture 104 Theme from the ‘New World’

Lecture 105 Review

Section 8: Transposition

Lecture 106 Intro

Lecture 107 Recap

Lecture 108 Transposition Phenomenon

Lecture 109 Note F#

Lecture 110 Getting to know F#

Lecture 111 Lip Slurs and Dynamics

Lecture 112 Lip Slurs and Dynamics, part II

Lecture 113 Note C#

Lecture 114 Getting to know C#

Lecture 115 D Major Scale

Lecture 116 Note Low C#

Lecture 117 Getting to know Low C#

Lecture 118 Note Low A

Lecture 119 Getting to know Low A

Lecture 120 Note Ab

Lecture 121 Getting to know Ab

Lecture 122 Enharmonics

Lecture 123 Humoresque

Lecture 124 Humoresque, part II

Lecture 125 Stars and Stripes

Lecture 126 Review

Section 9: Chromatic Scale

Lecture 127 Intro

Lecture 128 Recap

Lecture 129 Note G

Lecture 130 Getting to know G

Lecture 131 Note Low F#

Lecture 132 Getting to know Low F#

Lecture 133 A Major Scale

Lecture 134 Ab Major Scale

Lecture 135 Chromatic Scale

Lecture 136 Chromatic Runs

Lecture 137 When the Saints

Lecture 138 When the Saints, part II

Lecture 139 Cleaning Tools

Lecture 140 Parts of the Instrument

Lecture 141 Cleaning the Instrument

Lecture 142 Putting it Back Together

Lecture 143 Oiling the Valves

Lecture 144 Mouthpiece Cleaning

Section 10: Conclusion

Lecture 145 Review

Lecture 146 Final Lesson

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