The C Trumpet | Review and Discussion 🎺

By request, here’s a video explaining the C trumpet and giving a review of the C trumpet that I own.

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Andrew Muhling says:

Check out the insect percussion section practising on the roof..
Great sounding snares..

Joshua McKeague says:

That’s a lot of popcorn

David Karlsson says:

I C your point

Colin Nolan says:

Bride of the wavess

Bryson Ransom says:

Are the fingerings the same on the C trumpet and the B flat trumpet?

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Stephen Budders says:

Why can’t trumpets all be in concert pitch? Why do they have to play a C as a Bb?

Eric Scott says:

Hey Trent get a monette trumpet

skyrimbonehawk says:

I kinda want one to play with my girlfriend

IncrediblyStrange says:


Scott Sakurai says:

Paint the tops of the valve buttons in nail polish. Clear is fine if you don’t want to see it. The unevenness of brush painting will make it feel a little bit more like mother of pearl.


That’s got to be a tin roof.

Isaiah Gomez says:

C4 or c5 are great notes tbh

CJ says:

Can you press the corresponding valves with the slide you pull out please it makes me cringe

Dr. Jean says:

Hey were you on brain games

Grimes Music says:

Great job! Keep up the great content.

JonatasMonte says:

It rained today here too

Vincent Moore says:

I would love to purchase this! Do you have a link or a recommendation on where I should get one? (I do have a higher budget than 150 of you have any other recommendations)

Ariel Hernán Suaznabar says:

Having a C trumpet also has the advantage of transposing to other keys like D, Eb, Bb or A (in these last two case you would like to play with a Bb trumpet but you can still play it with a C one). Also, there is a lot of music that is written for the C trumpet

Gerhard Hofer says:

4:37 You’re supposed to press the valves down when you move the valve slides out. When you don’t, it creates pressure on the inside of the trumpet, and will damage the horn in the long run.

kawika pagan says:

chineesium, noun, an element known only to china’s instruments

Bean - says:

The thumbnail scared me

IAmADerf5585 says:

One thing you forgot to mention is that if one runs into a piece with a lot of sharps you can get rid of 2 with a C trumpet

cyndie26 says:

I think that Bb trumpeters usually double on C trumpets in orchestral repertoire. The same goes with Bb and A clarinet and piccolo and concert flute.

nastytrumpet says:

I’m an American master’s student in trumpet/play professionally and I just wanted to weigh in a bit. The C trumpet is played on almost all orchestral pieces in US orchestras. It is used more for that than anything else. We actually play most orchestral parts written for Bb trumpet on C trumpet and transpose. The reason is “tradition”, but I think it’s probably because C has a slightly brighter sound than Bb and cuts through the orchestra a little better. The transposition is often easier, but that is a poor reason to play one instrument over another since a competent US classical trumpet player does his/her homework and is quick at most transpositions. The C trumpet is actually often a poor choice for baroque music. They didn’t have C trumpets or even valves at the time. We typically play that music, like Handel’s Messiah for example, on piccolo trumpet. C and Bb trumpet slot a little differently in terms of pitch and general feel since C trumpets usually have a larger bore than Bb. Most American classical players have a preference between Bb and C but are expected to play both well. I definitely feel slightly more comfortable on C lol. As far as buying a C trumpet goes, personally, I recommend not buying a $150 C trumpet. The only reason you need a C is if you are someone who wants to be a professional or a very solid amateur. Even if you are an American playing in community
orchestras, playing your Bb is totally okay. It only becomes an issue when you are an aspiring pro or being paid to play with pros. Then you want a C partly just to match other people. I know Trent said there are no major tuning issues on that C, but normally that isn’t the case. Not even on a nice instrument. C trumpet is a squirrelly beast and requires some alternate fingerings to play in tune. If you want a C trumpet just to have, great. If you want one to play in a community level orchestra, maybe consider working on sounding great on your Bb and use your $150 spending money on something else.

Bradley Saunders says:

Have you heard of Berkeley Winds Trumpets? They have a monette clone.

Trevon Quiffy says:

Bride of the waves nice touch to the beginning

Mr Dolphine says:

I thought the rain was people clapping after he played

Ryan Ashford says:

What’s the name of the piece played? it sounds very familiar.

MikuJess says:

Trent (though I can’t stop other commenters), I have a couple questions. I’m a tubist, I’ve only ever had the chance to play a variety of BBb horns (well, and that one old contra in G with two valves that I only played for about a month), and I’m considering starting college and becoming a music major (focusing composition/arrangement, but of course I will be doing much more tuba playing regardless). I’ve been thinking about getting a bass tuba, for smaller ensembles and solo work. I’ve heard you mention repeatedly that a piccolo trumpet does not make the higher register any easier, just more in tune. Is that true as well between bass and contrabass tubas? Surely at some point there’s enough difference where a range is easier, is the piccolo trumpet the exception or the rule? Like, does a (modern) bass trombone help play lower in any way other than a second trigger? I’ve always had a quite weak high register for people who have been playing as long as I have, and have always been looking for ways to “cheat”, like smaller mouthpieces, abrupt embourchure changes, etc. Also, have you ever played an F tuba? I’d probably prefer to go with a compensating Eb over an F, so many valves. *insert that picture from the video on your granddad’s G Bass, with a tuba with like 30 valves* My BBb has 5 valves and I played a concert today, I used it for a grand total of two notes. Also, I love wessex but they do not sell one so have you ever seen a compensating tuba with the fourth valve played by right hand pinky instead of left hand? I’ve seen a euphonium like that but never a tuba. I can barely handle moving my slides occasionally, let alone my left hand having its own valve to worry about.

Sorry for rambling. I’m still high on adrenaline and my brain is only now getting normal levels of oxygen back into it. Tubachristmas was today in my area and we have the concert an hour after we finish our single rehearsal. I tend to come to you with questions because I don’t have a tutor I can ask, or any friends that play music, and I never have time to talk shop with my community band director. You always seem so knowledgeable.

Any plans for a christmas multitrack video this year? If you want, I did a quartet version of Dance Of The Sugar Plum fairy I could rearrange for trombones, or whatever else you want to play. Your multitrack stuff has been amazing lately!

Dana Hench says:

When are you going to talk about the E flat alto trombone?

Joseph78018 says:

So it’s in the key of C?

Baylis says:

Damn that rain

ev dallas says:

My trumpet teacher always used a c for lessons

Charles Kinzer says:

When Adolph Herseth (arguably the greatest symphonic trumpet player in our time and principle of the Chicago Symphony for 53 years!) arrived at Chicago he was already playing a C trumpet when most weren’t. The trumpet section starting switching to C trumpets for most playing. In 1955 Bach made six C trumpets for the Chicago symphony. Herseth had first choice, the second trumpet second choice, and so on for four trumpets. The fifth and sixth trumpet were sold and lot to history apparently. These trumpets remain the property of the symphony. Not many years back Bach started manufacturing the “Chicago C Trumpet” patterned after those provided the Chicago Symphony in 1955 (Bach model C180SL229CC). I have one and it is definitely a superb instrument. But they do cost just little more than the Chinese one described in the review.

RGBPlaza says:

You can also play bass clef trombone music an octave higher!

demonface INC says:

I thought that sound was static so it was confusing me until he said it was raining

LeBron James says:

ples do euphonium

WillTheConqueror says:

Very impressive, but can you play BRASSassins creed (any song from Assassin’s creed)…

Crap, wrong YouTuber.

Jon Fontan says:

If anyone is in need of a good C trumpet for any reasonable purpose, they should NEVER think about buying the trumpet from the same seller you did. So I thought you spent too much time in this video talking about the problems with your $150 horn that no one should really be considering, instead of talking about the difference in quality on better C trumpets (bach, yamaha, monette) and the importance and influence they have in the orchestra.

greenherbie says:

trumpet players are such weenies! they should just learn to transpose like horns must.

Jake Calvello says:

Your going to destroy your valves playing like that.

Trevor Trusty says:


Michael Thomas says:

Chopin Nocturne in Eb? Very nice…. showing the lack of transposition from concert pitch instruments and sounding good.

marigoldml says:

Loads of background noise! Maybe wait until monsoon season is over to film?

Maek says:

It sounds like you live in tekkit Minecraft and your macerator is on

Forte Piano says:

Technically it’s 10/12 the size of a standard Bb trumpet.

Waffles Gaming says:

Have you got the crazy mouthpiece printed yet?

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