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…

Civil War Eb Alto Trumpet w/ Allan Dean

Allan Dean is Professor of Trumpet (Adjunct) at the Yale University School of Music and is currently performing with Summit Brass, St. Louis Brass and the Yale Brass Trio. In the early music field he was a founding member of Calliope: A Renaissance Band and the New York Cornet and…

The Definitive Guide to Flugel Horn Mouthpieces- Part 1

Earlier, one of our readers commented…..”Interesting article (The Definitive Guide to Trumpet Mouthpieces). You said you would address Flugelhorn mouthpieces, but where? That’s the information I seek! Where do I find that knowledge”? So, even though a little behind in schedule, here is Part 1 in our series. The best…

4th of July Trumpet Arrangements

Below are trumpet arrangements which you may be able to use for your Fourth of July celebration…. God Bless the USA- Trumpet Solo/Duet or Trio America the Beautiful & God Bless America- Trumpet Duet 5 Easy Patriotic Songs- Trumpet Trio Three Days Till Freedom – Day 1(Servitude) for Trumpet Sextet…

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…