How to Clean A Trumpet

We’ve seen some conflicting methods out there on the best way to clean a trumpet and other brass instruments. We interviewed some top-notch musicians, including Gabriel DiMartino from Syracuse University and Raymond Mase from Juilliard, to find out how they do it. Based on their tips, here’s the video we created.

This video outlines the best practices for cleaning a trumpet, though the steps for the bathing process can be applied to most brass instruments.

Drew Roberts is a former digital editor of Making Music magazine.

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