Lesson Plans for Professional Players- part 4

Be able to play all of the material listed below; Tone and flexibility All of Earl Irons “27 Groups of Exercises” Charles Colin’s “Advanced Lip Flexibilities” Valve technique and range exercises Herbert L. Clarke’s “Technical Studies For The Cornet” Walter M. Eby’s “Scientific Method for Cornet and Trumpet- Part 4” (professional) Sight reading and etude playing Arban’s “Complete Conservatory Method” Vincent Cichowicz’s “Trumpet Flow Studies” Ensemble playing Arthur Amsden’s “Celebrated Practice Duets” Bud Brisbois’s “Trumpet Today- Jazz Duets” Always be preparing a new solo Henri Tomasi Concerto for Trumpet The Second Brandenburg Concerto And lastly, “always try to get paid…

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Finally! Help for Trumpet Instructors

Finally there is assistance for troubled trumpet instructors. We all have been faced with this situation from time to time; the student comes to his/her lesson ill prepared and begins with pleading excuses for not having their lesson learned. One such student actually sat down and pretended to cry. He was defiantly my least favorite student. Some give stories such as “I lost my music yesterday after practicing” when in reality I found their music still on my music stand where they had left it the previous week. In honor of all of us who have been bombarded with creative,…

Lesson plans for More Advanced and Comeback Players- Part 3

Areas to be developed by more advanced players and comeback players- Tone and flexibility Valve technique and range exercises Sight reading and etude playing Ensemble playing Always be preparing a new solo The attached material will give you specific exercises to use in order to begin to develop the areas listed above. Download lesson material here- Lesson plans for More Advanced Solo for Comeback players Duet for comeback players

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Lesson Plans For Those Without An Instructor Part 2- Lesson plans for Younger Players and Comeback Players

Areas to be developed by younger players and comeback players- Tone and flexibility Valve technique and range exercises Sight reading and etude playing Ensemble playing Always be preparing a new solo The attached material will give you specific exercises to use in order to begin to develop the areas listed above. Lesson Plan II Sight reading and etude playing

Lesson Plans For Those Without An Instructor- Part 1

We have all had private lessons at some time in our lives and, in most cases, realize the importance of this experience. Unfortunately we are sometimes left to our own schedules or are in an area which does not include competent teachers and for that reason I wanted to address this problem. Studying with a competent teacher is very important if only because you are forced to practice regularly. There is something about going to a lesson ill prepared that makes us practice. We brush our teeth every day, take showers regularly and take our vitamins regularly but when it…

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