Why Write Jazz Etudes?

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I just finished and submitted an etude for this year’s Texas All-State Jazz trumpet auditions. I’ve submitted similar etudes every year for about five years now, I think. This year was a little different because I didn’t have much time … Continued

Trane for Trumpet

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Practicing John Coltrane’s Giant Steps on Trumpet Trane for Trumpet was originally a box of paper scraps I collected with notes to myself about how I would like to approach learning to improvise on the tune called Giant Steps. For … Continued