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Malcolm McNab on Efficiency
Recording legend, Malcolm McNab discusses his opinions of efficiency in playing and in the instrument. If you have not yet bought or listened to, his album Exquisite is a towering display of musicality and ability. [...]

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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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Section playing #3: Commercial horns
The Tower horn section lay is down. Tight, balanced; even the singing is in tune!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvrMYbQsYM “Iron” Mike Bogart – Trumpet and Trombone Adolfo Acosta – Trumpet Emilio Castillo – Tenor Sax Doc Kupka – [...]

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Pounding pain in the back of the brain
By Bruce Chidester, Professor Emeritus University of Northern Iowa, and owner of  thetrumpetblog.com Recently I was asked if I had ever experienced a momentary shot of pain to the back of my head after releasing [...]

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Hang with… Jim Manley
Here are a couple of famous “trumpet hang, high note, impromptu lesson” clips. Jim Manley hanging with the incredible Brian MacDonald and talking about his use of air and playing. Warning, there are doubles and [...]

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Section playing #1: Big band trumpet
I am writing a series of short articles on what I believe to be good section playing in many contexts, and as I have stumbled upon some fabulous big band clips today, I shall start [...]

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Trumpet lesson #10: Your sound and audition techniques: 215th Army Band
The trumpet section from the 215th Army Band have put together a very informative series of videos for trumpet players. Because they are of real value for all brass musicians, these videos have been posted [...]

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Trumpet lesson #9: How to practice: 215th Army Band
The trumpet section from the 215th Army Band have put together a very informative series of videos for trumpet players. Because they are of real value for all brass musicians, these videos will be posted [...]

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Trumpet lesson #8: Daily routine: 215th Army Band
The trumpet section from the 215th Army Band have put together a very informative series of videos for trumpet players. Because they are of real value for all brass musicians, these videos will be posted [...]

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Trumpet lesson #7: Equipment: 215th Army Band
The trumpet section from the 215th Army Band have put together a very informative series of videos for trumpet players. Because they are of real value for all brass musicians, these videos will be posted [...]

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