The BfB (Brass for Beginners) Baroque™ was created to make learning the natural trumpet more accessible for trumpeters at all stages of development. It can be played as a natural trumpet or as a vented trumpet, and because of its shorter profile, it can be hand-stopped like the "invention trumpet," of the late-18th/early-19th century.
Currently available in C (A=440) and D (A+415), the BfB Baroque™ is a great stepping-stone instrument for entering the world of period performance. Trumpeters learning the natural trumpet will enjoy numerous pedagogical benefits which can bring new skills and meaning to playing the modern trumpet.
Visit the product page for specifications, and see demo and tutorial videos below.
Gabriele Cassone playing an early BfB Baroque™ prototype at the EMAP Conference (2015)
BfB Author Chris Hasselbring comparing the BfB Baroque™ with a historic replica by Frank Tomes
Dr. Brian Shaw demonstrating the 4-hole vent system on a 2015 prototype of the BfB Baroque™
How to assemble and disassemble the BfB Baroque™