Last Day For Discount!

Announcing TrumpetLessonsOnline.com has now launched! Checkout our FREE Preview lessons here before signing up. _____________ 50% discount through December 31st of this year! Use code “earlybird” when registering for this discount. _____________ For the past year, we have been compiling important information to share with our readers and students which will answer many questions they might have about playing the trumpet. For almost six decades I have been performing and teaching trumpet and now I have made available an easy and productive series of video lessons compiled for trumpet players of all ages and all levels of performance. Because of…

BIG NEWS!

Announcing TrumpetLessonsOnline.com has now launched! Checkout our FREE Preview lessons here before signing up. _____________ 50% discount through December 31st of this year! Use code “earlybird” when registering for this discount. _____________ For the past year, we have been compiling important information to share with our readers and students which will answer many questions they might have about playing the trumpet. For almost six decades I have been performing and teaching trumpet and now I have made available an easy and productive series of video lessons compiled for trumpet players of all ages and all levels of performance. Because of…

Famous Solos for Young and Comeback Players

Many times we would like to practice famous solos which we knew at one time or would like to learn but because of our limited strength and upper range, they are beyond our current ability. If you have the desire to play some of these beautiful solos, you are in luck. I will be adding to this series as time passes and I’m sure you will find some materials which will suit your current ability. Most of these solos will be lowered a third and in some cases a fourth to place the range within everyone’s ability. If you have…

It Could Only Happen To A Musician- Jim Nabors, Horses and a Mustang

The Jim Nabors Show Jim Nabor shows are seldom known for mishaps and to be in the middle of one can be very entertaining. I was present at one such show and I will try to set it up as accurately as possible. Jim Nabors was in the middle of one of his slow dreamy ballads as the lights dimmed and his almost operatic voice floated through the arena. If you have not had the pleasure of hearing his real singing talents, you have missed a great experience. Once he has dropped his Gomer Pyle image and character, he is…

It Could Only Have Happened To A Musician- It Happened At The Circus

If you live long enough, you will have experienced everything. As a member of the senior class, I would like to share personal stories which you may find humorous. Unlike the “How many light bulbs does it take to change a trumpet player? Answer: Unfortunately nothing can change a trumpet player,” type of jokes, these stories really happened and I can vouch for every one of them for I was there. The day the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus band stopped playing. This fine organization has entertained audiences for decades and even under the most hazardous conditions, i.e. fires,…

NPS (No PressureSystem)

The following two paragraphs have been reprinted from the original online advertisement and do not reflect my opinion of the product in any way. _____________________________ “The NPS, No Pressing System, is an application that controls the pressure of your lips on the horn. It is a tube that is hooked on and replaces the original main pump (lead pipe) on the trumpet. The use of this system helps you find a better intonation and a better sound by adjusting the way you blow into the trumpet. The No Pressing System (NPS) is the result of many years of research by…

Habits! Why are they so difficult to break?

“We are creatures of habit”. If you doubt this fact, try taking these simple tests. 1. The next time you brush your teeth, place your tube of tooth paste in the drawer with the cap pointing the opposite direction. 2. Cross your hands and try to place your right thumb in the opposite overlap. 3. When driving your car today, always keep your hands in a 10 & 2 position on the steering wheel. 4. When drinking from a cup today always pick it up with the opposite hand. 5. When answering your phone today always greet the person with…