Beginner's Choice - Trumpet


YTR-2330 Trumpet

Ideal for Beginners

Some of the most famous musical works in history centre on the trumpet. From the classical music of Haydn, to the Swing and Big Band of Louis Armstrong, to the record-breaking Jazz recordings of Miles Davis - the trumpet is hugely versatile.

Yamaha YTR-2330 Trumpet

Our YTR-2330 Trumpet takes its cues from our professional range - with the same care and attention to detail in craftsmanship and metals used, to ensure it performs consistently and predictably. This allows you to concentrate on playing, rather than having to compensate for variations in tone or timbre.

By optimising the trumpet's bell (the funnel-shaped section which the air escapes from) and reducing the need for support bracing, we've made the YTR-2330 both lightweight - so you can comfortably play for longer, and balanced - so that the natural holding position is also the best in supporting the trumpet.

We've paired the YTR-2330 with our Silent Brass system. Using technology pioneered by our modelling and synthesis teams, the Silent Brass mute and small control module measure the air escaping as you play, muffle the sound and - in realtime - digitally re-build the natural sound in the earphones provided.

This means you can practice any time of day without disturbing those around you.

Why it's great for beginners:

  • The YTR-2330 offers reliability, durability and consistency - so you can concentrate on playing rather than compensating for anomalies in how the trumpet behaves
  • The Silent Brass system means you can practice almost anywhere - and at anytime; the sound you hear through the earphones is entirely natural

Good to know...

  • Unlike a flute or piano, where a 'C' note matches a universal reference (or 'Concert Pitch') 'C', the trumpet's notes are usually shifted down in pitch. On a 'Bb Trumpet' like the YTR-2330, playing a 'C' note will give the pitch of a 'Bb' (B flat). This isn't anything to worry about (and your teacher will likely explain in more detail).
  • Unlike a woodwind instrument (such as a clarinet or flute), where the pitch is controlled by selectively allowing air to escape through holes in the instrument's body, brass instruments like the trumpet push air from the mouthpiece, through the entire body, and out through the bell. To control the pitch, a trumpet player subtly controls the incoming air by changing their lip and mouth shape/position, whilst pressing or releasing the valves (which force the air through a different path, shortening or lengthening the distance between mouthpiece and bell).
  • The Silent Brass system isn't just brilliant for practicing, it also makes recording yourself incredibly easy. Rather than using a complex rig of microphones, you can connect the Silent Brass module to an audio interface or handheld recorder - no mics required!

Best ways to learn...

  • Find a local trumpet teacher or find out about your nearest Yamaha Music School
  • If you're at school or college, see if your music department offers trumpet lessons
  • Follow an online course
  • Make enquiries with local orchestras or big bands