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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

New Orleans musician offers kids trumpets for guns 

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans trumpeter, vocalist and bandleader is offering kids trumpets in exchange for guns. Shamarr Allen started the project last week, after a 9-year-old boy was shot and killed and two teens wounded, news agencies reported. “I have a 9-year-old son and I grew up in that environment so I … More New Orleans musician offers kids trumpets for guns 

Kind of Blue – Miles Davis’ blue trumpet is sold at auction [Video]

STORY: A rare, deep blue colored “Moon and Stars” trumpet once owned by jazz great Miles Davis sold for $275,000 (USD) at auction on Tuesday (October 29) at Christie’s in New York. Davis, who died in 1991, is considered one of the all-time best jazz musicians. His 1959 release of “Kind of Blue” remains the … More Kind of Blue – Miles Davis’ blue trumpet is sold at auction [Video]

How To Form a Trumpet (brasswind) Embouchure in Four Steps, by Charlie Porter

Charlie Porter’s got far and away the best video explanation of embouchure formation I’ve seen or heard. The booklet is great, too, for use offline, and it’s only $10. No kickbacks for this endorsement. It’s just that good. And Porter is a powerhouse player, too. Check out the “Prologue” track from his new album below: