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War instrument: Trumpet

The trumpet is a woodwind instrument that consists of a mouthpiece and a pipe. The trumpet was used as an instrument by iconographies in Queen Hatshepsut's temple in Deir el-Bahri, Egypt, which is thought to have been built around 1480 B.C. These iconographies depict Egyptian soldiers at a festival playing the trumpet.

Pharaoh Tutankhamen, who lived around 1480 B.C according to the legend, had trumpets embroidered with his image in his tomb. The trumpets, both depicted in the iconography and discovered in the tomb, demonstrate that humanity has progressed to an important stage in music production by attaching a mouthpiece to a pipe he made himself, this time reflecting his breath from the horn. The harmonic rhythms of a basic sound were produced by these simple trumpets, which consisted of the mouthpiece and fret parts.

The trumpet is thought to have become popular in various societies in the years that followed. The Ancient Greeks held trumpet competitions in 400 BC. There are also statues of people from the Ancient Roman period playing the trumpet.

The earliest trumpets were military or religious signaling instruments and the modern bugle continues this signaling tradition.

Officers in command gave orders through the trumpet's piercing tone and high volume, which meant it could be heard even during combat. Cavalry trumpets had a distinct timbre, allowing their calls to be distinguished from those intended for infantry.

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