Beginners Digital Trumpet

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Electronic Trumpet
My 8 year old daughter is learning how to play the trumpet which means I’m subjected to what can only be called ear abuse a few times a week (she’s meant to practice everyday though I do find that hard to encourage). Which is why the following instrument caught my eye, the digital trumpet.

This trumpet is a great learning tool for students, and makes blowing much easier (you hum). It also has a teaching mode that uses illuminated LEDs to show you which valves to press to play particular tunes (10 in total). It’s also good for fellow household members as it has a volume control (and hopefully a headphone jack).

It’s not cheap t $400 but think of your ear drums, sanity and your child’s musical aspirations :)

[Available from Hammacher found via netkulture and GearLog]

4 reviews or comments

Johnny B. Goode Says: June 29, 2008 at 11:37 am

I’ve been playing my trumpet for nearly five years, and I’m here to tell you that this is the biggest waste of money ever. To the author of the article: Your daughter will NEVER improve as a musician with something like this. Humming? Pfft. It is true that learning to play the trumpet is nasty for those in close proximity…but only until the student improves, which happens relatively quickly especially if you allow them to practice their actual instrument. With this, you’re basically paying $400 to help your kid learn fingerings. Get off the stage.

Zach Says: April 14, 2010 at 1:50 pm

If you actually want your child to learn how to play trumpet, this is a very bad idea. As a trumpet player and music teacher, I can tell you that this toy will only hinder the learning process. The hardest part when it comes to playing the trumpet is not the fingerings; it’s developing the lip muscles and correct air flow. Giving your child this toy because you find his or her playing to be annoying is bad parenting. it’s like buying your kid a computer game when he asks to learn baseball. Encourage your kids to play the REAL instrument, there is absolutely NO substitute. if you want a $400 project for YOUR sanity, then sound proof her room. This is a joke.

blblb Says: August 29, 2010 at 5:19 am

sounds HOT!!!!

Cainan Says: June 9, 2013 at 11:34 am

This is the biggest waste of money ive been playing my trumpet for 15 years and im here to tell you the biggest waste ever.

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