Why of course Ariana Grande can play the trumpet! Who needs an embouchure anyway? Heh-heh….. Although I will admit that I use the pistol grip to hold the valve casing with my left hand, just as she does in this grab from the music video for this song. I’ve held the trumpet that way since Dad taught me to, based on a Maynard Ferguson album cover. And if it’s good enough for Maynard…..
Anyway, I transcribed this song for trumpet and tenor sax so now you can play just like Ariana and her dancers.
Transcribed by me and free for you to use.
What do you think? Please leave a comment and let me know.
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A few days after I posted this, the appalling act of terror was unleashed on the people of Manchester. My sincere and heartfelt sympathies go out to all who have been affected by the tragedy, including Ariana herself. My best wishes for the healing.