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Trumpet Analogies

Revealing What’s Hidden If you hang around trumpet (and other brass instrument) teachers long enough, you will learn that we have a tendency to use a lot of analogies. There is a reason for this. In contrast to instruments like … Continue reading

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How to Learn Vibrato On Trumpet

Natural Vibrato Is Best Every once in a while we get what we call “Occasional Students.” These are typically trumpet players who do not live in Houston and obviously cannot commit to regular weekly lessons. I have taught trumpet players … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Mindless Practice?

Most music teachers warn against the dangers of mindless practice, and rightfully so. Most of our earlier musical efforts would be wasted if we practice mindlessly, never thinking about the quality of our work and just simply tackling the music … Continue reading

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The Death of a Trumpet Player

When the Trumpet Player Within Me Died I have been a trumpet player since I was ten years old. I’m creeping up on my forty year anniversary of blowing through this hunk of metal, trying to make music. In the … Continue reading

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Auld Lang Syne

I used to have a tradition each year that was previously interrupted over the past several years because my New Year’s Eve gig was in Las Vegas. That tradition involved looking back at the previous year, writing about it, thinking … Continue reading

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Getchell – First Book of Practical Studies

First Book of Practical Studies Robert W. Getchell For the first twenty years of my teaching career, this was the etude book I used for all of my beginners. I found that it progresses from etudes in the key of … Continue reading

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Trumpet Lessons in the Retirement Years

Thumbtack Article I submitted an article to Thumbtack for them to use in their Provider Tips blog and they accepted it. The article discusses some of the benefits of taking trumpet lessons during the retirement years. You can read the … Continue reading

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