Do You Need a Pocket Trumpet?

Bb Trumpet with Pocket Trumpet

You need a Pocket Trumpet if:

you have a physical challenge that makes you unable to hold a regular Trumpet;

you want to fit a Trumpet of some type into your luggage so you can practise while travelling; or

you think they’re cute and really really want one.

Honestly, I can’t think of more good reasons. I have one because I can’t get a regular trumpet into the hard saddle bags on my motorcycle. I still end up strapping the full size cases onto the rear seat if I have to sound good, but they’re handy if you just want to practise on the road.


Jim is an orchestral Trumpet player and retired high school Music teacher.

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