Category Archives: The Trumpet o-iii<O

I have been fascinated by anything to do with Trumpets for as long as I can remember. I have been in love with the sound and look of the trumpet all my life. Articles can be found here on The History, Technique, and Performance. News from The World of the Trumpet. Interesting trivia about this instrument and links to many of the world’s best exponents. Opportunities for discussion are also to be found within this forum. I hope you find the information on here useful and entertaining. Why not visit my static trumpet page also – click on ‘The Trumpet’ at the top of the page.

The Consequences Of Falling

A great piece from Ailís Ní Ríain. We toured ‘The Consequences of Falling’ as part of the Delia Darlings Tour 2013-2014. This extract was recorded during the gig in London 2014 at The Horse Hospital. The music was inspired by … Continue reading

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The Acrobat Challenge

Young trombone virtuoso, Stephen Sykes, is fighting for his life from a rare form of cancer. To help Stephen get treatment, trombonists and brass players from all over the world have been taking The Acrobat Challenge. This is my contribution… … Continue reading

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Watch Out! They’ll be ‘avin’ yer!

As much as one may dislike hearing people playing the bugle, I think this level of police intervention should be reserved for those found guilty of committing bagpipe practice. That’s the trouble with buglers: they’re only as good as their … Continue reading

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Sound Advice From Wynton Marsalis On Attitude To Practice…

Wynton’s Twelve Ways to Practice As a boy growing up in New Orleans, I remember my father, Ellis, a pianist, and his friends talking about “sheddin’.” When they got together, theyʼd say, “Man, you need to go shed,” or “I’ve … Continue reading

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Contra Bass Trumpet

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Take A Big Breath!

  One of many cartoon drawings by Peter Bond, trumpeter with the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Watch out for Peter’s new book on trumpet technique. Due soon…

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Trumpet Tips 4: Big News

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Dizzy Gillespie Goes For A Snorkel!

The great John Birks ‘Dizzy’ Gillespie goes for a snorkel!

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The Great Maurice Andre – An Interview

It is five years on since the passing of the great Maurice Andre. He was and remains, in the view of many, the greatest trumpeter of all time. Here is a film showing wonderful footage of the master giving an … Continue reading

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The Diaphragm – A Short Film

A fascinating film posted by The Surgery, on Facebook. It shows the diaphragm functioning. Very interesting for those interested in pulmonary function etc.

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