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New Trumpet Method Book
FOUNDATIONAL METHOD for TRUMPET
a method for the development and maintance
of advanced trumpet skills by Jay Rizzetto
This new trumpet book by a master teacher has received high acclaim from many notable players and teachers.
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Willam Forman Interview
|WILLIAM FORMAN / Contemporary American Brass in Berlin
Interview by Paul Brody
WILLIAM FORMAN is one of the most important trumpet players in contemporary classical music today.
He had been a member of Ensemble Modern for over ten years and has worked closely with such composers as Karlheinz Stockhausen and Luciano Berio, Frank Zappa, and György Ligeti.
Airline Travel with Your Trumpet
Taking your trumpet with you on an airplane can sometimes be a little nerve racking but if you follow a few guidelines you should be OK.
WARNING- NEW PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS for travel to Europe require that your passport has at least six months time remaining before it expires. If you arrive at the airport with less than six months time remaining before your passport expires, the airlines may very well not allow you to board your plane. This little known rule turns back thousands of travelers every day.
1. Carry on baggage allowance can vary by airline so be sure to know what the your airline’s policy is for carry on luggage. Go to your airline’s website and look at their baggage allowance rules.
Include Scales in Your Daily Practice
PRACTICE A SCALE EVERYDAY until you have it mastered and memorized and can play it with a beautiful sound and steady time. Which scale you might ask, practice one that you don’t know well. If you’re a beginner or in the early stages of playing pick the easiest one for you and work on it until you can play it with ease. Practicing scales into your upper range is also a good technique for developing your high register. To develop your high notes you have to play in that range everyday, just don’t overdo it. Try slurring or tonguing to your top notes. There are many kinds of scales to learn; major scales, minor scales as well as jazz scales, altered scale and scales from other cultures such as Indian Ragas. For advanced players it’s a must to learn to play them in different ways; slur, single tongue double tongue and triple tongue until it sounds clean and smooth. Using a metronome in your daily practice can be quite helpful for developing steady rhythm. Be creative, consistent and patient in your practice. Good practice always pays off!
Watch the great Rapahel Mendez demonstrate this with brillance.