Welcome to the show notes for Episode #9 of The Other Side Of The Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features an interview with trumpet player, music publisher, and pedagogue Rob Roy McGregor.
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About Rob Roy McGregor
Rob Roy McGregor went to the University of Michigan, studying with Clifford Lillya. Upon graduating, he joined the West Point Band from 1967 to 1970. He played Assistant Principal Trumpet of the Baltimore Symphony from 1970 to 1981 and Second Trumpet in the Los Angeles Philharmonic from 1981 until his retirement in 2005.
Rob Roy McGregor is the author of The Daily Scale Builder for Trumpet, Audition and Performance Preparation for Trumpet (Volumes 1-4), and his latest work, Trumpet Lessons: Things We’ve Learned While Chasing the Trumpet. These works are all published by Balquhidder Music and Glen Lyon Books, both music publishing companies he founded.
About Trumpet Lessons: Things We’ve Learned While Chasing the Trumpet
Rob Roy McGregor published a new book Trumpet Lessons: Things We’ve Learned while Chasing the Trumpet through the sister company to Balquhidder Music, Glen Lyon Books.
Trumpet Lessons features short submissions from trumpet players aged 8 to 86. At the beginning of the book the contributors are listed, but each lesson is only accompanied by the age at which it was learned. It is an insightful and humorous observation of the trials of learning the trumpet.
About Balquhidder Music
Balquhidder Music was founded in 1991 by Rob Roy McGregor. It is a catalog dedicated to providing the finest brass music and studies available. The growing selection of studies features works from Bai Lin, Irving Bush, Anthony Plog, Bobby Shew, Pierre Thibaud and William Vacchiano, while the selection of solo and chamber brass music features works by J. S. Bach, David Baldwin, L. Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Richard Halligan, Mark Lewis, Kevin McKee, Henry Purcell, Robert Schumann, Joey Seller, and many others.