Patriotic Transposition Study

Transposition sometimes is required for trumpet players. It most often occurs while playing in an orchestral setting but can surface in other venues such as reading out of a Fake Book, transposing from a hymnal or working with bad singers. To a younger player this can be a shock and for that reason I have included this study which uses a melody everyone should be familiar with and in a range most players will feel comfortable. Remember to use your eyes first and if your melody goes astray, your ears will guide you. Eyes first! Ears second! Patriotic Transposition Study

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“Reflections”- the perfect Wedding Processional

Music composition is a wonderful art form in that a composer starts with only a thought and eventually completes that thought with musical elements. The composer begins with nothing and as the piece evolves, its direction and growth seems to change not by the ability of the composer but more from the guidance from the piece itself. Just as a new born begins to develop through guidance from its parent, so does a musical composition grow to fruition through help from its composer. The composer’s only responsibility is record this evolution in musical term. Each time I complete a new…

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