Musical Marksmanship

This post is “aimed” at younger players but perhaps all of us can benefit from…


Lew Soloff on warming up

It is my sincerest hope that those of you who have found their way to this site…


On Musical Expression

I spend some time on TPIN (Trumpet Player’s International Network) which is an…


Odd-Meter Improv

A recent trend in jazz improvisation seems to be playing in odd meters.  I.e.…


Michael Sachs on warming up

While living in the Cleveland-area during my Master’s studies, I had the great…


Maintain your Warm-up mode

I had a student the other day that was having difficulty playing without…


A Music Student's Top Ten List

Someone showed a list similar to this to me a while back and I apologize for…


Richardson - Demonstration of Crossover Depth

I can count on one hand the crossover trumpet players that I would actually buy…


What’s the Deal with Transcribing Jazz?

Outside of practicing your butt off, aspiring jazz musicians are told two…


Ray Mase on Practicing

Ray Mase is one of my absolute, all-time favorite trumpet players.  He plays in…