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Is There Just One Way to Play Trumpet?

Pedagogical Contradictions in Trumpet Methods When I first began following trumpet discussions on the internet, in the mid 90’s, I was amazed by how many different approaches there were to playing the trumpet. I grew up thinking that there was … Continue reading

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Daily Routines or Chops Express?

I am often asked by prospective customers which they should buy, the new Chops Express book or the tried and true Daily Routines book? The answer to that question really depends on you. The books are both based on the … Continue reading

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Daily Routines for Trumpet on Barnes And Noble Nook

Poking around online, looking for something unrelated to my own books, I stumbled upon my Daily Routines book on Barnes and Noble. This was surprising since I hadn’t done anything to get it there. I know how it got there … Continue reading

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Irons – Twenty-Seven Groups of Exercises

Twenty-Seven Groups of Exercises Col. Earl D. Irons The Irons book is one of those books I was practicing when I wrote my first book. It was part of the inspiration which determined how my book would be organized. In … Continue reading

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Chops Express: Trumpet Pioneer Routine

A Quick Warm-Up Because of time restrictions due to a heavy schedule today, I decided to do the easiest routine in my Chops Express book as a warm up. I’ve done this with the Group One routine in the Daily … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Secret of Technique Preservation

The Secret of Technique Preservation – Ernest S. Williams Publisher: Charles Colin Copyright: 1980 No. Pages: 16 Content: Two pages of text and fourteen pages of exercises which include: Exercises for Limbering Lips and Fingers Major Scales Trills Minor Scales … Continue reading

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