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Famous Jazz Trumpet Players

Posted on 25 October 2010 by Robert

Recently there have been numerous searches on this site along the lines of “famous jazz trumpet players,” or “best trumpet players.” Each name links to a youtube video of the artist, so you have no excuse not to check them out.

Reader-Submitted Artists (Thanks!)

Suggested by Jason Parker

Suggested by Jay

Whew! That should keep your ears occupied for a while! Keep ’em coming!

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My Musical Journey #5

Posted on 08 May 2010 by Robert

Here’s another update of My Musical Journey. I just learned a tune entitled “For Dizzy.” I recorded it twice, once without a backing track and once with.

Please watch and comment!

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My Musical Journey #4

Posted on 23 April 2010 by Robert

I want to apologize for doing this later than I’m supposed to. I got really caught up in some homework and work and I didn’t have the time. But, here it is! This time, I’m playing a tune called “Devil Music,” once again from the Jazz Method Book.

Please let me know what you think!

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My Musical Journey #3

Posted on 14 April 2010 by Robert

It’s that time of the week! Every week between Wednesday and Friday, I post an update on the progress of my trumpet playing. Recently I bought the “jazz Method For Trumpet” method book and I must say that it’s very good. Since jazz is what got me interested in trumpet in the first place, it makes sense that I work on jazz tunes.

Anyway, here is the first “real” tune in the book that I’ve learned…

“When The Saints Go Marching In”

And the second:

Please comment and let me know how I’m doing!

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10 Useful Sites For The Trumpet Beginner

Posted on 11 April 2010 by Robert

While trying to learn trumpet, I’m constantly scouring the internet trying to find the best exercises and other information to help me progress. I’ve noticed that the good sites seem to be difficult to find if you don’t already know about them, and that there don’t seem to be any lists of the good ones. After a while of searching, you begin to feel like the guy below. So, I wamt to make a list for you beginners who, like me, are trying to find good information in order to become a better player.

1. Trumpet Herald
2. Trumpet Master
3. Exercise Database
4. O.J.’s Trumpet Page
5. How To Practice Trumpet
6. Another How To Practice Page
7. US 215th Army Band Youtube Videos
8. Solos
9. Trumpet FAQ
10. KNTU Jazz (Great music for your breaks!)

Bonus Links (keep ’em coming!)

11. Trumpet Playing Thoughts
12.Pop’s Trumpet College
13. Trumpet Resources
14. The musicians you should be studying

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My Musical Journey #2

Posted on 09 April 2010 by Robert

It has been a week since my first MMJ post and I’ve learned a bit more of “The Black Pearl” from Pirates Of The Caribbean. It might not seem like much but it was difficult for me. I didn’t think I’d be able to learn as much as I have so far, but I did it!

I know that I need to be patient with developing better tone, but I wish I could send better already! I know that I need to work on remembering fingerings for all of the notes. I’ve noticed that when I go in for a lesson, I always seem to forget them. Well, here’s the video for this update, for your enjoyment.

Please comment and let me know what you think!

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My Musical Journey #1

My Musical Journey #1

Posted on 03 April 2010 by Robert

As I promised, here is my first post in my new series about learning to play the trumpet. In this video, I learned how to play the first 10 measures of “The Black Pearl” from Pirates Of The Caribbean. I’ll post another video next week before Friday, and hopefully it will be a video of the entire song being played. I would like for you to comment and let me know what you think!

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Posted on 01 April 2010 by Robert

Today was my second trumpet lesson. I was apprehensive because I hadn’t practiced as much as I should since my first lesson due to the fact that I caught a cold, but I actually had quite a bit of fun. I think that I was right in picking up this instrument and deciding that I actually want to learn it. My teacher and I worked on “The Black Pearl” from Pirates Of The Caribbean. I only know the first 10 measures of it so far, but once I learn it I’d like to post a youtube video of myself playing it.
I’m going along with MaryamLovesJazz (follow her) over at the Twitter Jazz Network and her Jazz Appreciation Month Challenge. The JAM challenge is that you pick up whatever instrument you’ve always wanted to learn and just do it. You will not fail if you put enough effort into it.

I’m going to begin posting weekly video updates on my quest for learning to play the trumpet as a way of keeping myself in check. Your job as the reader is to comment on the updates and let me know how I’m doing. I want you to be brutally honest. If I’m doing something wrong, please let me know!

I leave you with this video, which is one that inspires me to learn trumpet:


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