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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 is Little Business

As I was getting my day started this morning, I remembered something Tim Hagans told us in his clinic/master class at HSPVA years ago. He was talking about his first CD project for Blue Note when he said: The music … Continue reading

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Should children be allowed to play jazz trumpet?

It’s interesting that playing jazz trumpet should end up in a list with: lying to parents, peeing in a public pool, spelling poorly, toilet papering houses, eating disorders, and graffiti. Hmmmm… trying to decide if this is funny or not. … Continue reading

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Life Builders: Dennis Dotson

Dennis Dotson: The Sound of an Angel For those of you who don’t know who Dennis Dotson is, just imagine the most heavenly sounding jazz trumpet player you’ve ever heard and that would be him. There are a lot of … Continue reading

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Trumpeter Maurice Brown Plays Houston

The Maurice Brown Effect Saturday, December 3, 2011, 8:00 PM Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center Pre-concert conversation with jazz educator Dr. Robert Morgan at 7:30 PM in Cullen Theater I only got word about this today, but decided to post … Continue reading

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Jazz Thoughts from 2008

The following is an old blog post I found on my computer while running a search for something else. It’s quite possible that this was never posted anywhere. At the time I had a blog on the now defunct Yahoo360, … Continue reading

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