Tag Archives: Trumpet

Kosikup!

I was having a bit of a tidy up in the trumpet room the other day. I was sifting through my mouthpiece collection (I have just over two hundred!) and I came across these three old beauties. They are very … Continue reading

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Grand Celebrity Trumpet and Organ Gala – Tine Thing Helseth and Ian Tracey 28/6/2014

I spent an all too rare evening as a member of the audience last night. Especially as it was a trumpet concert. I would normally be attending concerts as performer these days. What an evening it was, too! Tine Thing … Continue reading

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Another Favourite Interval Study…

Since I surprised myself by the interest expressed in my post about ARBAN PAGE 125, I thought I’d post another neat interval study I enjoy playing from Arban’s great cornet method. What a fantastic book this is! All the exercises … Continue reading

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The Whit Friday March Contests – 13/6/2014

Friday 13th may not strike many as a lucky day to be entering the gladitorial arena that is brass band contesting, but that was the date of this year’s Whit Friday March Contests in the beautiful West Pennine areas of … Continue reading

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Where Clouds Come From…

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The Great Trumpeter Maynard Ferguson In Action!

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Delia Darlings In Norwich Arts Centre…

What an exciting couple of days! Today, working at the glorious Bolesworth Castle and getting to play to, and joke with the amazing Doddy (Ken Dodd – the famous Comedian from Liverpool). See the previous post for details! What the … Continue reading

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A Nifty Arpeggio Study…

This exercise is a trusty old favourite. I have seen similar in various books etc. I have also heard many professionals playing variants of this exercise as they take their trumpet out of the case and ‘pootle’ around before practice, … Continue reading

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Brendan’s Next Solo Gig…

Tomorrow, I will be travelling with the Delia Darlings to The Arts Centre in Norwich, East Anglia. Geth Griffith and I will be performing ‘The Consequences of Falling’, by international award winning composer and wordsmith Ailis Ni Riain. Inspired by … Continue reading

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Three Interviews With Trumpet Great Frits Damrow…

Today is the birthday of Frits Damrow. Fritz was Principal Trumpet of the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam for the best part of twenty years. He is now embarking on a new career teaching and solo playing. Since 2009 Frits Damrow has … Continue reading

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