The BfB Natural Trumpet™ was designed to sound and play like an authentic natural trumpet. With the help of engineers and music acousticians, Brass for Beginners® has produced a lightweight, durable, low-cost instrument that has numerous pedagogical applications for teachers, students, and developing brass players.
It weighs under 2 lbs., making it easy for even the smallest hands to hold, and is built to last, with no moving parts* that can become lost or damaged. Pitched in C (A=440), it can play with other general music classroom instruments such as Orff and recorders. The BfB Natural Trumpet™ is manufactured with FDA compliant ABS in the USA, meeting NSRL levels of Prop 65.
The BfB Natural Trumpet™ is an excellent whole-class instrument for teaching the basics of brass playing to students of any age. It is equally effective for private instruction, and because there is an option of using French horn and/or low brass mouthpieces, the BfB Natural Trumpet™ can be used by any/all brass players to teach and to play.
Finally, learning to play the natural trumpet offers unique and substantial benefits to trumpet players at all stages of development. It makes them better trumpeters and better musicians.
*Note: the BfB Natural Trumpet™ does not have a tuning slide.