Michael (currently a high school sophomore) has been learning the trumpet, both natural and valved, since he was very young. He has been playing natural trumpet for over seven years and is now learning how to play on a modern reproduction. He started on what we call the *BFB Tromba, (pictured right), moved to a vented version we call the *BFB Baroque I, (click here to see a blog from 2012) and is now learning how to play a Naumann four-hole natural trumpet. Although encouraging students to learn the art of baroque trumpet playing on natural trumpets is not the primary goal of Brass for Beginners™, we have found that the use of the natural trumpet and the BFB curriculum as a pedagogical tool is a great way to inspire young players’ interest in early music.
*these instruments will be available for purchase on our online store by March 15th 2014
Enjoy a video of Michael demonstrating the basics of baroque articulation and applying it to standard repertoire (from the first movement of Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Trumpets).[wpvideo oRqc3WE0]