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Wait… Trumpet Music Used To Be Illegal?

The trumpet Real Book is one of the most common resources for jazz trumpet players, but it’s a great source of trumpet sheet music for players of all abilities. It’s also one I recommend for my students, especially those who are learning to play the trumpet on their own (without a band).

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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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Trumpet Practice Strategy For Beginners

In working with my beginning trumpet students, there are two issues we commonly address regarding practice. The first is “how often/long should one practice?” The other is, “what happens during trumpet practice sessions?” I recently held a live online session to talk about developing an effective trumpet practice strategy. Scroll to the bottom for the replay […]

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