Natalie Dungey is a hard-working young trumpeter who I’ve posted about before. Adam Rapa works just as hard or harder, and I’ve posted about him before, too. I just got Mr. Rapa’s new album Rebelión and am digging it. The album contains some seriously virtuosic music. Check it out or buy it through the link. Highly recommended. Get a closer look at Rapa’s 4-valve trumpet in the second vid below.
The duet Adam and Natalie perform below is Charlier #6. The Charlier book of etudes is difficult, but there are some great etudes in there. It can be hard to find. Start here. I’ve just started practicing a duet part to my favorite etude, Charlier #2. The duet to Charlier #2, by James Olcott, is free from ITG. Just click the link for the PDF. Thanks, ITG! (you should be a member). If you want the whole book of duet parts, you can buy that here.
Want to learn more about the best ways to practice? Get an e-mail with a discount code when The Practice of Practice by Jonathan Harnum is published (June, 2014). To learn more about the book, check out a sample from The Practice of Practice.
- Main Instruments in Orchestra-Brasswinds (natatnote.wordpress.com)
- Louis Armstrong on Grooveshark (grooveshark.com)
- Dizzy Gillespie on Grooveshark (grooveshark.com)
- Not Your Daddy’s Metronome: Alem’s Mad Beats (intentionalpractice.wordpress.com)
- Orbert Davis, Chicago Trumpeter & Educator (talkingtrumpet.wordpress.com)