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not getting any sound out of my trumpet    20:23 on Wednesday, December 03, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Tammy)
Hi. I used to play the trumpet throughout elementary school and high school. I haven`t played now in a number of years but I reecntly bought a new trumpet to get back into it and also maybe to teach my son.

My problem is that when I got the trumpet home it played fine. It was just like riding a bicycle. Sadly, it did get put away again for a while but when I brought it out yesterday, I can`t get any sound out of it. I can get sound if I take out the tuning slide but then I only get sound, not notes. It almost feels like there`s something plugging it but there`s not. It`s like trying to blow up a balloon that hasn`t been stretched out first, you feel like your head is going to blow up.

I have never experienced this problem before. Any suggestions?

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Re: not getting any sound out of my trumpet    07:19 on Thursday, December 04, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Chantel)
Maybe you need to turn your valves.That always works for me.I usta be just like you.If turning your valves doesnt work,take it to a music shop!!!!!!!!!! KISSES! CHANTEL W.

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Re: not getting any sound out of my trumpet    16:23 on Friday, December 05, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Tammy)
Thanks. I`ll try that and let you know haow it turns out.

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Re: not getting any sound out of my trumpet    19:10 on Friday, December 05, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Brooke)
yeah make sure all the valves are facing the right way...certain trumpet tend to let the valves twist around backwards even when they`re put in correctly so I would try that!

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Re: not getting any sound out of my trumpet    21:33 on Friday, December 05, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Dan)
Check your spit valve! It sounds weird, but we all do it...forget to check our spit valves. Sometimes they get moved offline from the hole, or the screw gets loose. Even the spring can get messed up.

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Re: not getting any sound out of my trumpet    16:42 on Tuesday, December 09, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Tammy)
Thanks everyone for your help. Moving the valves around seemed to do the trick. Happy Holidays to all!

   

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