The notes are in the horn. Find them.
~Charles Mingus, bass
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This Chapter Covers:
- recording devices
- electronic effects
Terms to Know:
- MM: Maelzel’s Metronome, or metronome marking. Used to indicate tempo. MM=120 is the same as 120 beats per minute (bpm). Link also includes statements against metronome use.
- All the gear from this chapter can be found in a few clicks at the Trumpet Store
- free online metronome
- free online tuner
- Combination tuner/metronome
- Trumpet Cases
- Sound effects pedals
- …..Dynamic mic: Sure SM58 (with an on-off switch, here)
- …..Condenser mic: Sure SM57
- …..Clip-on trumpet mic
- …..wireless trumpet pic
- Audacity: FREE. This is highly recommended. Fantastic recording tool to be used with your computer
- …..Audacity tutorials and WIKI are helpful, easy-to-navigate resources for this tool.
- Tape Decks: Cheap and effective
- Digital Recording Devices: Various (mp3, wmv, ogg, etc.)
- …..Tascam 4-track recorder
- …..Korg multi-track recorder
The Usual Resources:
- Education is more important than Capitalism: I’ve given away well over 1 million free music book PDFs worldwide. Get your own free digital copy of
- …..Sound the Trumpet: How to Blow Your Own Horn
- …..Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music
- …..Basic Jazz Theory: Volume 1
- The Practice of Practice: a blog on music practice.
- Free mp3 examples from the book
- Other free printable practice aids
- Free trumpet video lessons
- Trumpet method books