Sound Bank - Trumpet Plunger Mute
About the plunger mute
The plunger is used a lot in jazz and big band music.|
Click here to listen to a classic jazzy plunger effect
It is possible to buy custom made plunger mutes, but many musicians just use a traditional sink plunger.
In jazz a common use is to hold the mute over the bell and open it as the note speaks (as in the scale examples on this page).
When combined with a really short, accented note a 'popping' sound can be created by holding the plunger tight to the bell.
Another great effect is the lip trill when combined with the plunger mute. Click here to listen to a lip trill example