What was the trumpet originally used for?
In the ancient Greek and Roman eras, trumpets were used for marching in wartime, for which they were admirably suited. Subsequently, almost all European royalty had trumpet bands that played military music. It was in the seventeenth century that the trumpet came to be used purely in musical ensembles.
How do you play the trumpet?
Are trumpets easy to learn?
That being said, potential musicians should be aware that the trumpet is a relatively difficult instrument to master. This means that it will take longer to become proficient at playing the trumpet than other instruments, such as the saxophone.