Listen to Wycliffe Gordon at 3:00 wail on the soprano ‘bone. Wheew!
Wynton on how to concentrate on your long tones during a warm-up. Your sound is everything:
If the vid doesn’t start at 3:07, bump it up to there, or get a quick history of the trumpet and demonstrations of old trumpets (including a conch shell)… … More Great Long Tone Warm-up Advice
The nerves are a problem on trumpet, because when you mess up everyone can hear it. Just remember most people are too polite to say anything about it. That should calm your nerves.
— Wynton Marsalis … More Calm Your Nerves (or not)
Wynton Marsalis is a musician who knows how to practice. As a younger man, he was equally at home in front of a symphony orchestra playing the Haydn concerto, or laying down some serious jazz with Art Blakey. Check out Wynton’s discography for more evidence.
Here are 12 practice suggestions from Master Marsalis. Each one could be the subject of a book on its own. … More 12 Rules of Practice, from Wynton Marsalis