Jerry Hey – Larry Hall Extended William Adam Trumpet Routine

About the Trumpet Routine

Larry Hall (far right) recording a new project for Seawind.
Larry Hall (far right) recording a project for Seawind.

We have received many requests for the trumpet routine that Larry Hall and Jerry Hey practiced together at Indiana University under their trumpet professor Mr. William “Bill” Adam. Larry and Jerry were generous to spend several hours researching and compiling the exercises they practiced along with some of the modifications.

They provided some examples of how they would modify individual exercises to keep them fresh and expand how they trained their ears. Be creative and come up with your own!

This routine is not intended as a one-size-fits-all approach to the trumpet. It should be used as an informative look into their daily routine and how they expanded the exercises. Continue reading Jerry Hey – Larry Hall Extended William Adam Trumpet Routine

The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast; Episode #29: Tom Crown

Episode #29 — Tom Crown

Tom Crown - trumpet podcast logo
Welcome to the show notes for Episode #29 of The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features Tom Crown, owner and founder of Tom Crown Mute Co. and trumpeter with the Chicago Lyric Opera for 30 Years.

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Bob Reeves – Brass Ark Trombone Mouthpieces

Trombone Mouthpieces by Bob Reeves Brass – Brass Ark

The Mr. Bass Trombone model mouthpiece.
The Mr. Bass Trombone model mouthpiece.

We are pleased to announce a trombone mouthpiece collaboration between Bob Reeves Brass Mouthpieces and The Brass Ark, creating an exciting line of premium trombone mouthpieces. Initially we will offer five trombone mouthpiece models with more in the pipeline. Introducing, on specific request, a revolutionary shank system allowing customization for the professional to fine tune the penetration of the mouthpiece into their instrument’s receiver. Various shanks and rim combinations are also available as special options.

We will be unveiling the mouthpieces and offering consultations September 21st-23rd at Joy Brass in Japan.

About Bob Reeves Brass

Bob Reeves Brass Mouthpieces is a world renowned maker of the highest quality hand crafted mouthpieces for professional trumpet players for over 50 years.

About The Brass Ark

The Brass Ark, established in 2010 by trombonist Noah Gladstone, celebrates the love and passion for legendary brass craftsmanship and brings it to the forefront of musicians’ minds through the development and cultivation of modern equipment that firmly establishes its roots in the classic designs of the vintage masters.

Trombone Mouthpiece Concept

Trombone Mouthpiece line by Bob Reeves Brass and The Brass Ark
Trombone Mouthpiece line by Bob Reeves Brass and The Brass Ark

We are very excited and proud to see this mouthpiece project come to fruition. Bringing a premium line of hand crafted mouthpieces, available to the trombone community, has been a dream for both companies. The Bob Reeves/Brass Ark mouthpieces are some of the finest ever produced and we are confident that our philosophy of bringing rare and classic designs integrated with the modern mainstream has created something very special.

Order online here:
http://www.brassark.com/mouthpieces.html

Trombone Mouthpiece Sizes and Availability

Bob Reeves - Brass Ark Trombone Mouthpieces available as solid or screw-rim models.
Bob Reeves – Brass Ark Trombone Mouthpieces available as solid or screw-rim models.

Now taking pre-orders for delivery in October 2015. Our sizes available: 5G, 4G, 5G-4G, 4G-5G and the “Mr. Bass Trombone”.

Order online here:
http://www.brassark.com/mouthpieces.html