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  1. How is it that some notes have multiple fingerings and other notes that share the normal fingering don’t? For example on a Bb trumpet, low C can only be played open. However middle G can be played either open or 1-3.

  2. My time to shine!
    It’s important to note that what makes the trumpet sound is the air you blow vibrates the lips inside the mouthpiece (a buzz) and those vibrations are actually makes the sound. You press the valves down to change the length of the instrument to make the pitch higher or lower.

  3. Sometimes it is, but it’s clearer to indicate that I’m talking about *any* two half steps (ex C-B-Bflat) and not just scale tones that happen to be a whole step apart

  4. Ok. So how do you finger A minor? There are three buttons. 14 notes. Well technically more, but b flat and a sharp are the same note. But 14 basic notes. What about an octave above and below? This gif explains little. Just shows 4 notes.

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