“One way” to Clean Your Trumpet

In the preceding post, I featured what I considered to be one of the worst instructional videos I had viewed. This can be very risky but, as one of advanced age, I felt my duty to expose this atrocity. Some times such actions can turn around and bite you on the butt…. and it did.

Shortly after posting this video, one of  my current and very kind students suggested that I make a video showing the proper way to clean a trumpet. Thanks Jen€. In an effort to prove my manhood as well as show my limitations, I spent yesterday putting this video together for my readers.

If only I entertain you with my allergy infested voice, I feel that I have accomplished something.

Bruce was a member of the faculty at the University of Northern Iowa, School of Music in Cedar Falls from 1969 until his retirement in 1999. He has performed with many well-known entertainers such as Bob Hope, Jim Nabors, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Anita Bryant, Carman Cavalara, Victor Borgie, the Four Freshman, Blackstone the Magician, Bobby Vinton and John Davidson.

4 thoughts on ““One way” to Clean Your Trumpet

  1. Ed allen

    I had the same problem in finding the long thin brushed for cleaning the lead pipe. i found them on Amazon com. You can get a complete set of different sizes for also cleaning the valves. good article on cleaning the horn.

    Hope this helps

    • Bruce Chidester

      Thank you for your information and also your kind comment.

  2. Teresa

    To add to Ed’s comment, what I found on amazon wasn’t specifically for cleaning a trumpet lead pipe, but it or something similar may work. Here’s a link to the first thing I found: http://amzn.com/B01BCNQEAI

    • Bruce Chidester

      Looks like the same thing I have but the brass bristles would greatly damage the lead pipe.

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