Musicians who enjoy genres such as jazz and classical may be keen to invest in a trumpet, as it suits both styles perfectly. But with many different types available, they may be well advised to consider a variety of factors before choosing to make an investment.
This is mainly because there are several different types of trumpets, as instruments such as flugel horns and cornets form part of its family. While they all have the same fingering, key, range and basic design, there are a number of fundamental differences.
They each vary in shape, length and bore size, and they all have their own distinctive and easily distinguishable sounds. For example, cornets are known to offer a much thicker, richer and mellower sound than other types of trumpet, many of which offer greater sharpness and brilliance.