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Pocket trumpet

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Comparison: Pocket Trumpet, Bb Trumpet and Cornet

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The Pocket Trumpet!

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Victor Caingat Jr. Pocket Trumpet

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Shamarr Allen Gets Endorsed by Carol Brass "NEW BLACKHAWK POCKET TRUMPET"

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The Carol Brass Pocket Trumpet

The pocket trumpet is a compact size B♭ trumpet, with the same playing range as the regular trumpet. The length of the tubing, if straightened, would measure the same as that of a standard trumpet. However, the tubing is wound more tightly than that of a standard trumpet to reduce the instrument's size while retaining the characteristic sound. The bell is generally of smaller diameter than a standard trumpet. It is not a standardized instrument to be found in concert band or orchestra brass sections and is generally regarded as a novelty. It is used mostly by trumpet players as a practice instrument that can be packed in a suitcase and taken to places where carrying standard trumpets would be a problem. Although not having a reputation as a serious concert band or orchestra instrument, it has occasionally been used by soloists in jazz or other ensembles to add flair and variety.