While it may not fit in your pocket like its name suggests, a pocket trumpet is definitely small. This miniature brass instrument is about a third of the size of a regular trumpet and half the size of a cornet. The great thing about the pocket trumpet, in addition to its exceptionally smooth sound, is its portability. It can easily be packed in a suitcase or carry-on, making it ideal for musicians who travel frequently. And while the pocket trumpet isn't typically seen in concert bands or orchestras, it's certainly a blast to play.
You don't have to approach a pocket trumpet any differently than you would a normal trumpet. It functions much the same as a standard trumpet, the only difference being that the tubing and bands on a pocket trumpet are wound much tighter. The embouchure is the same, the fingerings are the same, and you can even switch out the mouthpieces on many pocket trumpet models.
Check out the Allora MXPT-5801-BK Black Nickel Series Pocket Trumpet. This little trumpet offers big sound through its 3.6" bell. It features a handy third valve slide that keeps your intonation on-point. Finished with sleek black nickel plating, the Allora MXPT-5801-BK is just the thing for the musician who wants a cool look in addition to excellent sound.
Another fantastic model is the Jupiter JTR710 Series Bb Pocket Trumpet. Its slightly larger, 4.8" bell was fashioned to accommodate trumpet mutes - giving you even more ways to manipulate your sound. Offering excellent response in a scaled-down size, the JTR710 Bb pocket trumpet is suited to practice sessions and those times when you just can't carry a regular trumpet.
As fun as they are functional, pocket trumpets can be played anytime and anywhere. They have all the musical attributes of a full-sized trumpet, but are a lot more portable. So, whether you want to skip the baggage check on the way to your next gig or introduce an exciting new instrument into your regular lineup, you're going to find the perfect pocket trumpet in this selection of instruments.