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This is a re-post from one of many over at Arban’s Method, a blog/website you should follow. Lots of great stuff over there! I should note that all of the below are filled with music, exercises, etudes, and all kinds of other great, great stuff. I have almost all of these books memorized. What these … More 25 Best Trumpet Method Books (free PDFs, too!)
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
I can’t say enough about the musicality (and chops!) of Charlie Porter. He’s also got tons of great teaching resources for trumpeters on YouTube and online lessons. His newest concept album Hindsight has been successfully funded! Get a copy and help support its production, it’s not too late (ends Sunday 12/20), so don’t delay.
Keep On Keepin’ On tells the incredible story of music legend Clark Terry—his beginnings as a trumpeter & pioneer in early American Jazz, & his mentorship of Justin Kauflin a blind piano prodigy. … More Keep On Keepin’ On: Clark Terry doc is FREE on iMDB for Terry’s 100th Birthday
Porter is an amazing trumpeter and musician. I’m lucky enough to live in Oregon, so I got a chance to see him live, and he’s SO good. Seriously good. Watch this “making of” video and back the project if you can. Get some of that sweet vinyl! Wish I could spring for a guest appearance….
I wish these dozen videos from Lulie Landsman had been around a few decades ago. When I first began using the method, I had help from my teacher, but he had never studied with Caruso, Laurie Frick, or Julie Landsman, so much of the nuance of the method was inaccessible. If you’re a brass player, … More The Carmine Caruso Method: Julie Landsman
Here’s Charlie Porter on the subject: Here’s Chase Sanborn’s take:
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, 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