Category Archives: Jazz Trumpet Exercises

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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Jazz Trumpet Exercises – Clifford Brown Pattern

Clifford Brown Scale Pattern Here’s a scale pattern taken and modified from a lick that Clifford Brown played in a few of his solos. I took the pattern and applied it to the key of C and across the range … Continue reading

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Jazz Trumpet Exercise: Dizzy Gillespie Pattern

Dizzy Gillespie Scale Pattern Here is a scale pattern I adapted and expanded from a famous Dizzy Gillespie lick. I remember reading somewhere that Dizzy wasn’t the first player to use this lick in his solos, but it did become … Continue reading

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