Jazz Trumpet Solo Improvisation Etude #20 by Howie Shear: Dolphin Dance

About The Jazz Trumpet Etudes

Howie Shear -- Jazz educator, improviser, and composer
Howie Shear — Jazz educator, improviser, and composer

Twice a month we will be posting a new Jazz Trumpet Improvisation Etude composed by Howie Shear. Each etude will be based on the chord changes of a different jazz standard and will comprise two complete solo choruses.
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The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast; Episode #11: Roy Poper

Episode #11 – Roy Poper

The Other Side of the Bell - A Trumpet Podcast; Episode #11:  Roy Poper

Welcome to the show notes for Episode #11 of The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features an interview with Roy Poper, Associate Professor of Trumpet at the acclaimed Oberlin Conservatory of Music and author of Roy Poper’s Commentaries on the Brasswind Methods of James Stamp. From recording with Frank Zappa to performing Bach’s Brandenburg #2 with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Roy Poper has had a long and varied professional music career . His debut classical solo trumpet album is entitled L.A. Trumpet Works. 

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7 Ways to Take Your Trumpet Playing to the Next Level in 2014

Hitting the target with your trumpet goals this year.
Hit the target with your trumpet playing this year!  Image courtesy of Stuart Miles/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

2014 is upon us and there’s never a better time then now to kick your trumpet playing up a notch. Here are a few simple tips to take your trumpet playing to the next level this year. Continue reading 7 Ways to Take Your Trumpet Playing to the Next Level in 2014