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The Anatomy of a Trumpet: Understanding Your Instrument

The Anatomy of a Trumpet: Understanding Your Instrument

The trumpet holds a significant place as a musical instrument in various genres, from jazz to classical music. In this article, we are going to guide you through different parts of the trumpet, hel...

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Booker Little: Musical Career and Facts from Life

Booker Little: Musical Career and Facts from Life

American jazz trumpeter and composer from Memphis, Tennessee, Booker Little has left a mark in the history of jazz scene of the late 1950s as one of the most promising musicians. His performance ca...

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Trumpet Maintenance: Keeping your Instrument in Top Shape

Trumpet Maintenance: Keeping your Instrument in Top Shape

Cleaning routine isn’t something you can skip, because it’s important not only for visual attraction but also for keeping your trumpet in top playing condition, which results in getting more enjoym...

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Clark Terry: Jazz Musician’s Biography, Discography, Famous Songs, and Awards

Clark Terry: Jazz Musician’s Biography, Discography, Famous Songs, and Awards

An excellent trumpeter, flugelhornist, composer, writer, and teacher, Clark Terry gained his recognition during the mid-20th century. Within the jazz scene, he became known for his innovative and l...

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The Bach Stradivarius trumpets

The Bach Stradivarius Trumpets with Bell 37, 43, 72 difference, comparison, advantages

Diverse Bell Options of Bach Stradivarius Trumpets The Bach Stradivarius trumpets hold the reputation of the most popular professional instruments on the market. The brand stands out due to the bu...

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Freddie Hubbard biography, career, legacy and musical awards

Freddie Hubbard biography, career, legacy and musical awards

"Jazz is like classical music. If people like you, they’ll remember you and you’ll last forever." - Freddie Hubbard American jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard stands as one of the most influential fi...

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Bobby Shew: Jazz Legend's Biography & Mastery Secrets

Bobby Shew: Jazz Legend's Biography & Mastery Secrets

Bobby Shew, “Music is not a kind of thing where you sit by the phone and wait for things to happen.” An American jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player from New Mexico, Bobby Shew is a very versatil...

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Choosing the Right Mouthpiece for Your Brass Instrument

Choosing the Right Mouthpiece for Your Brass Instrument

Sometimes musicians care too much about the brand of the instrument but neglect time and efforts to select the right mouthpiece. However, the mouthpiece you get with the instrument might not fit yo...

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Till Brönner - German jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, record producer

Till Brönner - German jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, record producer

Till Brönner, “Jazz has the ability, the power to connect people and mentalities” A talented German jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger and record producer, Till Brönner takes a significant place i...

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Arturo Sandoval. Unusual facts from the biography

Arturo Sandoval. Unusual facts from the biography

Arturo Sandoval, "Blow your life through your horn" As a world-renowned Cuban jazz trumpeter, Arturo Sandoval enchants the audience with his virtuosic playing and provokes admiration for significa...

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French Horn in Various Musical Styles (classical music, jazz, rock)

French Horn in Various Musical Styles (classical music, jazz, rock)

With the origin tracing back to ancient hunting horns and early brass instruments, the modern orchestral French horn has a long history.  However, it began to take its distinctive coiled shape and ...

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The Story of Lee Morgan: Triumphs & Tragedy

The Story of Lee Morgan: Triumphs & Tragedy

Lee Morgan, "There are no natural barriers. It's all music. It's either hip or it ain't" Lee Morgan entered music history as a talented American jazz trumpeter and composer, with a great contributi...

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The Flugelhorn: Understanding Its Unique Sound and Role in Music

The Flugelhorn: Understanding Its Unique Sound and Role in Music

When you come across the mention of the flugelhorn, you might immediately think about the mellow, warm tones it produces. And you’re definitely right. This instrument has always held a significant ...

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Dizzy Gillespie, "I don't care much about music. What I like is sounds."

Dizzy Gillespie, "I don't care much about music. What I like is sounds."

For many people inside the world of jazz and outside it, Dizzy Gillespie remains the greatest trumpeter of all time, together with Louis Armstrong. He has become a key figure in the development of ...

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Classic Trumpet Icons: Birth Years and Nationalities Unveiled

Classic Trumpet Icons: Birth Years and Nationalities Unveiled

Here's the list with each trumpeter's year of birth and their country of origin: Maurice André (1933–2012) - France Håkan Hardenberger (born 1961) - Sweden Adolph Herseth (1921–2013) - United S...

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French Horn Care and Maintenance

French Horn Care and Maintenance

French horn can delight you with many years of enjoyable use; however you should care about the instrument in the right way. The horn has slides, tubes, and rotary valves, and each component is cru...

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Essential Trumpeter Names You Should Know!

Essential Trumpeter Names You Should Know!

In this list are legendary trumpet players about whom we aim to release articles on our website. We have already written about some of them, and you can find more information by clicking on the nam...

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Martin Committee Trumpets: The Choice of Jazz Legends

Martin Committee Trumpets: The Choice of Jazz Legends

The Martin Committee trumpets have always held a special place in serious jazz trumpeters’ collections. First introduced in 1939, these instruments quickly won the hearts of musicians interested in...

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Taylor Trumpets: The Art of Creating Hand-Made Brass Instruments

Taylor Trumpets: The Art of Creating Hand-Made Brass Instruments

Taylor is the company with a well-earned reputation in the world of brass music. They produce carefully crafted hand-made brass instruments, including trumpets and flugelhorns, since 1989. Their cr...

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Bach Stradivarius Trumpets: The Gold Standard of Brass Excellence

Bach Stradivarius Trumpets: The Gold Standard of Brass Excellence

Bach Stradivarius Trumpets enjoy widespread popularity worldwide, recognized as the finest instruments available. Favored by players in orchestral settings, touring bands, and studio recording arti...

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What is MG Leather Work and how is this company related to KGUmusic?

What is MG Leather Work and how is this company related to KGUmusic?

MG Leather Work, as part of the KGUmusic family, specializes in creating high-quality products made from genuine leather for musicians. This company is the result of the expansion of the KGUmusic b...

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Stay inspired with articles on playing techniques, instrument care, famous musicians, and more

Discover Facts About Music, Musical Instruments and Tips For Musicians

In our blog, we regularly publish articles about music, musical instruments and famous musicians. You can discover interesting information about playing brass and woodwind instruments, embouchure training, various mouthpieces, art of muting technique, anatomy of trumpets, facts about musical instruments. In KGUmusic blog, we share tips, recommendations and guides on how to care for brass and
woodwind instruments as well as tell about cleaning products to make your care routine easier. Here, you can also find information about how to make your instrument customized and improve your performance. We publish articles about famous brands of the instruments and share facts from biography and music career of world-famous musicians, such as Arturo Sandoval, Allen Vizzutti, James Morrison, Lee Morgan, Harry James, Wynton Marsalis, Clark Terry, Bobby Shew, and many more. Our blog aims to help you draw inspiration and stay updated on recent innovations and high-quality products for brass and woodwind instruments.