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For those of you that frequent this site, you are obviously aware it has recently undergone a complete makeover.  My web designer does a fantastic job and if anyone is interested in hiring him, please contact me and I’ll put you in touch. Aside from the look and format, I...

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What Trumpet Do You Play? Part 2

Well, here I am about to sound like a real “waffler” and contradict a previous post of mine titled “What Trumpet Do You Play?”  In that post I said that I have owned many brands of trumpet throughout my career.  In each horn, at that time, I truly felt that...

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The Greatest Trumpet Cases, Part 2

It’s been four years since I wrote my post “The Greatest Trumpet Cases In The World”.  Any self respecting trumpet geek like myself would of course have added equipment to his arsenal in that amount of time, and so I have.  A couple years ago I had the opportunity to...

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Thank you, Fred.

I wrote a post a while back called “A Musical Remembrance”, where I talked about a couple key musical moments that happened in my life that were profound for me.  A similar topic I would like to share with you is that of memorable mentors.  I have encountered a number...

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GP Telemann Six Canonic Sonatas

Originally written for two flutes or recorders, David Cooper has edited and prepared these to be beautiful teaching or performance pieces for two trumpets. While they are titled "suites", they are organized more like sonatas in the fast/slow/faster movement format. These duets are unique in that they are canonic; this might suggest simplicity, but these duets are anything but simplistic.

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Recycling in Improvisation

This way of thinking about improvisation is intended for: Younger players intimidated by the seemingly daunting task of learning all the theory involved with improvisation. And: Advanced players looking for ways to breathe new life into seemingly mundane things like major scales and arpeggios. The first time I played a major scale over something other than its' major chord was a revelation to me. By focusing on this bit of musical recycling I can now apply something I am comfortable with (major scales, pentatonics and arpeggios) to chords in such a way as to sound exotic and new. I address this point in the sections Bi-Tonality and Pentatonic Scales. This book contains the theory/explanation and examples of recycling, exercises in all keys and etudes that utilize these concepts. Available in Instantly downloadable PDF.

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Sachse Duets

The Sachse duets have been around for a long time, and in my library ever since I can remember. They are wonderful, neo-Romantic works filled with charming melodies. Available as Instant Downloadable PDF.

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Tom Harrell Jazz Trumpet Solos Collection II

Angela Darn That Dream Everything Happens To Me I Can't Get Started With You I'll Be Seeing You I'll Remember April Little Dancer Majesty Moon Alley Out Of My Dreams Petals Danse The Touch Of Your Lips Train Shuffle Visions of Gaudi The Waters Edge Yesterdays

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Tom Harrell Jazz Trumpet Solos Collection I

includes Joy Spring April Mist Sail Away (studio) Sail Away (live) Hope St. Buffalo Wings Suspended View Glass Mystery Vista Brazilian Song Blue In One Weaver Play Of Light Viable Blues My Funny Valentine I Remember You Scrapple From The Apple

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Master Jazz Trumpet Transcriptions

Chet Baker: Autumn In New York Blue Room I Waited For You Someday My Prince Will Come Strollin' Tom Harrell: My Funny Valentine I Remember You Freddie Hubbard: Birdlike Woody Shaw: Greene Street Caper Freddie Hubbard/Woody Shaw: Hubtones Lotus Blossom

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