Trumpet 

Nice choice, the trumpet is one of the most well known musical instruments. The trumpet is a high pitched brass instrument and one of the smallest.

 

Interesting trumpet facts
  • A trumpet may seem short and compact instrument, but it contains roughly 6 1/2 feet of tubing. That’s taller than the average human being.

  • Trumpets are known for being used in bands and orchestras, but they also have a military component. Armies dating back to medieval times have used the trumpet as a signal device because of its loud tone that can be heard over long distances.

  • The trumpet has been around since ~1,500 BC. 

  • The trumpet has a cylindrical bore. This means that the diameter of it’s tubing remains consistent throughout the length of the tubing (except for the bell flare). This is what gives the trumpet it’s characteristic, vibrant and focused sound.

  • Modern trumpets are made from brass, which is an alloy of copper and zinc, but the earliest trumpets were made out of many different materials, including conch shells and wood.

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