Tag Archives: trumpet

Absence

For those of you who read this website – apologies for the lack of content recently (also for the lack of content within my content, heh!). I have a couple more transcriptions I will make available – maybe make YouTube … Continue reading

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Terell Stafford – Daahoud (solo transcription)

Here is a transcription I did of the trumpet solo on “Daahoud” from Terell Stafford’s album “Centripetal Force” (1997). Sorry – no chords yet. http://www.box.net/shared/uji9hzpb2vk0lrr2ikj4 You can buy this on Amazon (like me), or check it out on Spotify – … Continue reading

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Know your limitations

Playing a brass instrument requires an air pressure to be generated, and when we tense up and over-blow it is inevitable that we invite the valsalva manoeuvre in which we essentially create such a high internal air pressure that we collapse. … Continue reading

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Tone

This is another area which I have touched upon in the previous posts. In this entry I hope to offer exercises, mental approaches and physical conditions which enable the production of a relaxed sound. I choose the word “relaxed” as … Continue reading

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Mouthpiece Advice

The mouthpiece choice is always a trending topic on trumpet forums and I chime in from time to time because like most trumpeters I have tried (owned) more mouthpieces than socks. Given that the music shops in N. Ireland are … Continue reading

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