Success is following the pattern of life one enjoys most. ~Al Capp (1909-1979)
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This chapter covers:
- finger technique,
- hand positions,
- changing notes,
- finger exercises
Terms to Know:
- dexterity: Skill and ease in using the hands.
- metronome: Mechanical or electronic device to help keep perfect time. Your best friend if you want precise sense of time.
- sixteenth notes: Four equally divided notes per beat, foot tap, or metronome click. The count for 16th notes in 4/4 time is 1-e-+-uh, 2-e-+-uh, 3-e-+-uh, 4-e-+-uh. (the + is pronounced “and”)
- Check out Scotty Barnhart, solo trumpeter for the Basie Big Band. Fast fingers!
- Here’s Rafael Mendez’s cute intro and his AMAZING performance of Flight of the Bumblebee.
- Exercise #1
- Exercise #2 & #3
- April 2010 giveaway #1: a free digital copy of Sound the Trumpet: How to Blow Your Own Horn
- Free mp3 examples from the book
- Buy a hard copy of Sound the Trumpet
- Other free printable practice aids
- April 2010 giveaway #2: Free digital copy of Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music
- Buy a hard copy of my book Basic Music Theory