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Irish Trumpet Music Challenge Highlights

The challenge was to select an Irish song, practice it on the trumpet (in about 10 days), and then perform that prepared song for St. Patrick’s Day. Those who joined the Challenge were able to get some specific training on rhythm and phrasing, and the final results were quite musical!

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Exploring Space In Trumpet Performance – Part Of What Makes Miles Davis ‘Miles’

Miles Davis is a genius on many levels, and certainly unique in his style of trumpet performance.. That question, ‘What makes Miles Miles?’ is one that I never get tired of pursuing, but let’s limit this post to just one aspect of his characteristic sound. While his style evolved of his career, Miles’s sound is characterized […]

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Nice Young Japanese Brass Band Performance

Here’s a clip from a Hiroshima elementary school Band Festival.  These young kids play with the tone, intonation, and even choreography of many high school bands. It certainly appears they’ve had instruction on how to play the trumpet and other brass and percussion instruments.  Asian educational systems are commonly very demanding of perfection, as is […]

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