Jacob Collier- Absolute Genius!

Seldom in our lives do we meet a person who seems to have abilities far above the norm and as you view these two videos, I think you will agree that this young man is at a level far greater than the average musician. I have perfect pitch but when viewing his instant pitch recognition and vocal duplication I am greatly humbled. Jacob is an individual so talented that one cannot even understand, lest appreciate all that he has and is accomplishing musically. Jacob Collier is definitely “one of a kind”! Fascinating Rhythm – Jacob Collier Music Theory Interview: Jacob…

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With A Little Help From My Friends Competition Winner!

The time limit for our contest has past and with great pleasure I introduce you to the first place winner; Mr. Aaron Frish from Winnsboro, South Carolina. His suggestion on how to memorize music was the winning entry and for his submission, he has selected ten arrangements, of his choice, free of charge worth $113.50! Not bad for a few minutes effort……. Please read his entry (reprinted by permission) and we all thank him for entering our contest. “I have been playing the trumpet for seven years now, and I love it. I saw your contest, and I wanted to…

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We Made The Top 10 Blogs for 2016!

10 Blogs That Every Trumpet Player Should Read This is a reprint of the original post by Jeremy Smith on September 14, 2016 and is posted with his consent. “When I first started this blog 2 years ago, one post that I wrote was 10 Blogs That Every Trombone Player Should Read. It had great success then and is still considered one of my top read posts. Today, I am continuing that series by highlighting 10 blogs by trumpet players that I believe to be of great help to the industry. Below you will find a list of 10 professional…

How Good Does A Trumpet Have To Be?

If you ask most trumpet players this question the answer is usually “I need one better than the one I’m playing on now!” But is this a true evaluation of our current instrument? To fully understand what I am about to say, I will approach this question from two different perspectives; How good does the instrument have to be to satisfy its player? and…… How good does the instrument have to be to make a difference to the listener? How good does the instrument have to be to satisfy its player? Every musician wants to be able to perform with…

10 Most Downloaded Trumpet Sheet Music – ALL FREE

Today, I am happy to announce that we’ve added a section of Trumpet Sheet Music to our site. To celebrate, we are giving away the top 10 most downloaded music from our sister site TrumpetEnsembleMusic.com. If you are looking for some new music to play for fun or add to a future concert go checkout our most popular downloads. By default the price on these is $0.00, but if you want to help support the blog you can always add a “tip” when you download. We are also testing out a new way to download and buy our sheet music.…

John J. Haynie Tribute Concert- Friday, April 28, 2017

To many, the name John J. Haynie may not register as a well-known individual, but to knowing trumpet players, the mere mention brings remembrances of a great teacher and world class cornet player. Mr. Haynie was the teacher and good friend to hundreds of outstanding trumpet players around the world. His list of former students reads like the “Who’s Who” of the trumpet world today. It was my good fortune to have moved to the Denton area soon enough to be at this year’s memorial concert and share tribute to this great player and wonderful person. I have included a…

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Starting Over….again.

Previous music studio in Branson Now that my wife and I have finally opened and disposed of 90% of the moving boxes we escorted from Branson, Missouri to Denton, Texas, I found it necessary to begin practicing again after a three week hiatus. My enthusiasm was peaking and my chops were failing me the first day but I persevered. The next day, while visiting with our very nice neighbors I realized that everyone in the neighborhood enjoyed my first practice session! My music room in Branson was designed to fill all of my playing and recording needs which included sound…

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