Hot Rod Horns
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Question 1 of 7
How was the original trumpet different from the trumpet today?Correct
A horn’s fundamental pitch was based on the length of its tubing, and determined its natural key. To play in different keys, players would have to switch out sections of tubing, or, crooks.Incorrect
Question 2 of 7
What is a basic quality of trumpet mouthpieces that will produce a brighter tone?Correct
The shape, size, and weight of your mouthpiece can affect your instrument’s playability, range, and sound.Incorrect
Question 3 of 7
How does increasing or decreasing a trumpet’s weight affect its sound?Correct
Jazz players prefer a lighter horn, which makes it easier to bend the pitch of notes.Incorrect
Question 4 of 7
What methods can be used to alter your trumpet’s weight?Correct
You can also use a sound sleeve to add weight your mouthpiece, but the effect of a heavier mouthpiece can be lost on a lighter horn.Incorrect
Question 5 of 7
Which of the following isn’t an example of an item that can be used as a trumpet mute?Correct
There are many different items that can be used to fashion a homemade mute. A coffee filter, however, won’t be too effective.Incorrect
Question 6 of 7
Adding a spring to your trumpet slides can be a smart way to get them to stay in place. What slides can be used while playing to adjust the pitch of certain notes?Correct
The first and third valve slides come equipped with rings that make it easier to move them while playing — the second valve slide and tuning slide do not.Incorrect
Question 7 of 7
How can you alter the fundamental pitch of a modern trumpet?Correct
Ivan Hunter of Jaeger Brass, who we interviewed for our story, experimented with his horn by adding a fourth valve that changes the pitch by a quarter tone to reach those “in between” blues notes.Incorrect