Monthly Archives: April 2013

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Some More Thoughts on Trumpet practice – Ear Training… the brass player must sing like a canary!

It is with some trepidation that I publish this post as the subject matter is still very much a work in progress for myself and my students, but I’m now confident with the improvements and results in general that I … Continue reading

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Be Happy and Smile…

Yes, apparently they do. Elephants do officially trumpet! One joy shatters a hundred griefs – Chinese Proverb

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In theory…

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Digital Trumpet

Here is a nifty plug for the Yamaha Corporation. Look at this amazing Digital Trumpet they have. It works too. I saw the incredible trumpeter James Morrison at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London playing one of these in between … Continue reading

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The Luis Suarez model Trumpet…

The ‘Luis Suarez model’ Trumpet The incident appears to have caused a certain amount of both shock and amusement in equal measure. So, at the considerable risk of upsetting my many LFC supporting friends in Liverpool, here is a selection … Continue reading

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He Who Laughs Last…

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Don’t drink and play trombone…

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Janos Starker – RIP

Just seen this news on Norman Lebrecht’s ‘Slipped Disk site – “… The great cellist and teacher Janos Starker died today at 5am. He was 88 years old and had been in terminal care for the last few weeks. Budapest … Continue reading

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Josef Monke

Considered by many to be the Rolls Royce of German trumpets, the hand made instruments produced by Monke of Cologne are sought after and used by many of the best players in the world. Here is a wonderful photo of … Continue reading

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