I was taught by my father and started learning when i was about five years old. Piccolo trumpets have smaller mouthpieces than bb trumpets and have separate lead pipes for each of the valves, which are located underneath the valves. This allows it to produce pitches much higher than a normal trumpet.
This is a really fun trumpet to play, with extraordinary tone qualities for every genre.
I have played in a group using original trumpets from the 1800's with the simthsonian chamber group that were in bad shape but we were able to swing the intonation with considerable effort. I was taught by my father and started learning when i was about five years old. This is a basic introduction to piccolo trumpet. With boundless curiosity in exploring uncharted design.