Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music is now in audiobook format! New to Audible? Listen to the book for FREE. Check it out, and take a look at the accompanying web site, with all the images from the book, bonus video and audio samples, and free printable materials (staff paper, quizzes, … More Free Audiobook: Learn to Read Music
I’m super excited to announce a new edition of Sound the Trumpet: How to Blow Your Own Horn. The book is frequently a #1 best-seller in its category, and 2 days after publication it’s the #1 New Release in Trumpets and Cornets on Amazon.com. The book has been completely overhauled, updated with new content, way better graphics and a cleaner design. But … More Trumpet How-To: 4th Edition Is #1 New Release on Amazon (+free video lessons)
Brass for Africa Patrons Alison Balsom and Guy Barker visited the Brass for Africa supported projects in Uganda. Here is a film of their journey. … More Brass for Africa: Alison Balsom & Guy Barker Visit
Maynard needs little introduction. Tireless educator, and high-note wizard. He uses what’s called the “pistol-grip” (for obvious reasons) to hold his trumpet. Check him and his band out in this 1969 viddo of Duke Ellington’s Take the A Train. … More Maynard’s Pistol-grip
The great Woody Shaw’s take on Organ Grinder. … More Woody’s Organ Grinder
Here’s the group killing it on “So What” in ’92, a couple years before the album came out. Smoking! … More Tribute to Miles: SUPERB ’94 Album (samples)
Listen to Terell Stafford float through the ballad, Everything Happens to Me, with some tasty lines. Nice cadenza, too.
Nothing to add. Just hit play and listen to these masters talk to each other with music. … More Miles and ‘Trane: Stockholm, 1960 (full concert)
This is gorgeous music written and performed by trumpeter Markus Stockhausen. Yes, Markus is the son of visionary composer Karlhenz Stockhausen.
From Markus’s web site: “Markus’s approach to the creation of “intuitive music” is influenced by post-bop, free jazz, world music, electronica, and ambient music, and takes advantage of his outstanding command of the instrument.” … More Markus Stockhausen (Flugel/Trumpet) + 12 Cellists from Berlin Philharmonic
I am at the same time aghast at how clueless I was in 1986 when this concert was filmed, and thankful for the fact that we can all learn.
Freddie’s first solo. Avery Sharpe’s bass solo. Sandu. Wow. That is all. … More Freddie and Woody Killing It