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Trumpet History and Development Jim Ahrend Dec 8, 2015

“The trumpet started as a weapon of war. It later became a signal/alert tool. This led it to become utilized for fanfare announcements. It then moved into the world of chamber music and then to orchestral music. Next came its’ dominance in military music. After migrating to the western world, it became involved in the early development of jazz and especially in the big band era. This led the trumpet into blues and rock and roll bands which brought it back full-circle to use as a weapon!”


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