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Hugh Masekela

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela’s 80th birthday

Flight of the Bumblebee on bass trombone

Flight of the Bumblebee, but it’s played on BASS trombone

What's the right orchestral instrument for you?

Which musical instrument is right for you?

rhapsody in blue piccolo trumpet

You need to hear the ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ gliss played on piccolo trumpet

Trumpeter Paul Beniston

This trumpeter performed an epic Mahler solo and turned PURPLE with effort

soprano trombone jazz solo

You need to watch this incredible jazz solo on a soprano trombone

I refuse to count this

16 confessions of a brass player that will make you say ‘same’

Marching trumpeter falls over spectacularly while

Marching trumpeter falls over spectacularly while trying to film himself on a GoPro

one man handel messiah

Handel's Hallelujah chorus on trumpet and organ is a thing of immense joy

Seika Girls High School band

These high school students are the most badass wind band you’ve ever heard

Trumpet Bohemian Rhapsody cover

This trumpet cover of Bohemian Rhapsody is surprisingly delicate and delightful

musician every day tips

10 extremely simple things musicians can do every day to make life a little easier

best concertos ever written

These are the 16 most essential concertos in all of classical music

Tromba Marina

This instrument is the musical love-child of a double bass and a trumpet

cornet triple tongue

This kid’s cornet triple-tonguing technique is seriously impressive

worst things to happen to a classical musician

The 13 worst things to happen to a classical musician

bernstein berates trumpet section

Leonard Bernstein arguing with his trumpet section shows what a perfectionist he was