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Want the free color eBook edition of Practice Like This? Sign up for 6 Bullet Saturday. 6-Bullet Saturday is a newsletter that gives you six things I thought worth sharing every week. Mostly it’s about practice, and I always include specific tips or exercises or drills that I use to help me and my students get … More Want a Free Book? Subscribe to the Six-Bullet Saturday Newsletter

EXTREME Trumpet (impossible?) playalong: Joscho Stephan’s “After You’ve Gone” Solo

I’ve loved Joscho Stephan’s playing for years, and was agog at watching him play this solo. Now I’m doubly agog that Marc Osterer can play this on trumpet. That is a LOT of work and some serious chops. Bravo Marc Osterer! Go to his Patreon for more stuff like this and looks like some lessons … More EXTREME Trumpet (impossible?) playalong: Joscho Stephan’s “After You’ve Gone” Solo

Wynton Marsalis on Tradition: Deep Knowledge

For the legendary jazz musician and composer, tradition fuels creativity. Source: Wynton Marsalis Is the Musical Director for Our December Issue Mr. Marsalis shows the depth of his musical knowledge as he chats about some of his favorite, most important songs on his playlist. The stories and the people behind the songs are so incredibly … More Wynton Marsalis on Tradition: Deep Knowledge

Siberian Sleigh Ride

Siberian Sleigh Ride, played by Don Byron came on my headphones reminding me how much I love Byron’s Bug Music album (wiki). “Old” tunes, quirkily arranged, sometimes complicated, joyful, and thoroughly enjoyable. Sounds like a description of a person I like. Trumpet work by Charles Lewis, Steven Bernstein, and James Zollar. Here’s Siberian Sleigh Ride