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Bremner Sshhmute (practice mute)
The kind folks at Bremner Music have allowed me the chance to test one of their trumpet Sshhmutes – 2 S’s, 2 h’s and the word mute… reminding myself to spell it correctly! However you [...]

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Humes and Berg Practice Mutes
Firstly; a big ‘thank-you’ to Irwin at the Humes and Berg company for giving me the chance to test 3 practice mutes. They are indeed very fine, and are all individual and offer advantages to [...]

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Hang with… Bruce Adams
By Michael Barkley Bruce is a really special player and person – a gentle giant. I was lucky enough to hang with him at his house, and get the recording that I am going to [...]

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The importance of versatility, Roger Ingram
Lead trumpet extrordinaire, Roger Ingram, discusses the importance of versatility in this clip. It is interesting to hear how his range was only developed out of necessity… Seriously impressive lead player! ICGB pdf   , [...]

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Is bigger better?
www.michaelbarkley.com I see a little movement towards the smaller-bore horns ever since Roger Ingram and Malcolm McNab joined Jupiter and created some fabulous instruments. This article is by way of clarifying a little information regarding [...]

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Artist profile: Bruce Adams
www.michaelbarkley.com Bruce is a special player, he has such a warm, sharing personality and I have a great deal of respect for him. He has helped me immensely over a few years, and I am [...]

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This is a short “how to” detailing what you need to do to replace the fancy Selmer water key [...]

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Tradition is a temple – A motion picture of New Orleans music
From http://traditionisatemple.com/ TRADITION IS A TEMPLE A motion picture of New Orleans music | ARTIST OWNED PRODUCTION Darren Hoffman started this project more than 4 years ago and we were curious about where the idea came from. [...]

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Hang with… Maynard Ferguson
This is a 45minute informal hang with Maynard; you can tell his known character of warmth and humility coming through. Quite an enjoyable video this, very interesting. RIP, Boss! 000-106 pdf   , 642-732 exam [...]

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Hang with… Chris LaBarbera
Brian MacDonald and Kevin Burns from the Airmen of Note trumpet section hang out with wonderful South Florida trumpet player, Chris LaBarbera. Chris is a long time Reinhardt student, and has a fabulous control of [...]

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