Category Archives: Jazz

Trumpet Scales We Don’t Practice

Scales to NOT Practice If you are one of my students, whether you are a trumpet student or a jazz improvisation student, there are certain scales you will not practice for your lessons. Maybe you’ve noticed this in your lessons … Continue reading

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Congratulations Jazz Region Students

Well, it’s the first time this has happened in many years. Over a decade ago I decided to limit my student load to a fraction of what it used to be. I did this so I could give each student … Continue reading

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A Perfectly Sincere Point of View

A wonderful quote that deals with what I call “musical honesty”. Continue reading

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How Is Jazz Like Chess?

December 5th 2007 by Eddie Lewis This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot. I’m not a very good chess player but I do enjoy playing the game. Now, there are lots of people who compare jazz to chess … Continue reading

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Jazz Day: What IS Jazz?

Today is International Jazz Day and I want to revisit an old article I wrote about what jazz is to me. My take on describing jazz is a little different. It’s not a history lesson. I’m not writing today about … Continue reading

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Lead Trumpet Stereo Types

Can you play loud and high? He he he….

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Jam Session Communication

One of the very first musical topics I ever wrote an article about was the importance of going to jam sessions. My opinion has not changed, but I have a lot more to add to what I originally wrote, over … Continue reading

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