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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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Jazz Trumpet Exercises: Modified Clarke Study

This scale pattern is meant to be played as fast as possible. This is not something you would actually play in a solo, but the technique you acquire from practicing it is transferable to almost anything else you play. Just … Continue reading

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My Improvised Solo on Prelude and Funk

Pearl and I took a trip to San Antonio in August to play with the Loud Jazz Band. Ed Sherry invited me to play some of my charts with the band and we took him up on the offer. We … Continue reading

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Wholesome Musical Priorities

Music in Our Lives Everyone once in a while a student will arrive to the lesson with an apology for not practicing. He will explain that his Grandmother had just passed away and that the family was out of town … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pentatonic Scales for Jazz Improvisation

Title: Pentatonic Scales for Jazz Improvisation Author: Ramon Ricker No. Pages: 84 Difficulty Level: 4 – 7 Content: 37 Pages of explanation, theory and analysis followed by 40 pages of exercises. The exercises include “Diatonic Exercises”, “Chromatic Exercises”, “Exercises on … Continue reading

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Texas All-State Jazz Trumpet Etude Three

Here is the third jazz etude:

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Texas All-State Jazz Trumpet Etude Two

Here is the second jazz etude for this year. This is the one that I composed:

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