Out of all brass instruments, the trumpet has the highest note range. Trumpets are registered in the key of Bb and are classified in the aerophone family, however, low F, C, D, Eb, E, G and A trumpets are also common in orchestral playing. They have three valves that, when pressed down and air is generated through the brass tubing, create different notes. There are different variations of trumpets including the flugelhorn, the cornet, and the pocket trumpet. Some trumpeters, including Maynard Ferguson, have customed trumpets, whose trumpet bells are raised for higher resonance and a brighter sound. A trumpet is [...]