Improve your trumpet endurance, range and sound fast with ‘Chop Buster’ by Ashley Buxton



This is Arban exercise number 20 in semiquavers with a backing track play-along to help improve your trumpet and cornet playing. This will help your production, intonation, endurance, range and sound. This is the chop-buster version, don’t panic it won’t bust your chops! It repeats and gets faster and will build your endurance quickly. Make sure you get lots of rest and do not play all of this in one go if it is too much.

Now try Chop Buster 2,  this one repeats and goes higher. This exercise will build endurance and range quickly. Make sure you get lots of rest too.

Thank you Ashley!!

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Free trumpet tuition for those who cannot access a teacher



I first picked up a trumpet at the age of 9 and haven’t put it down since, metaphorically speaking. That was 42 years ago now and along the way, I have also picked up a considerable amount of knowledge and experience. I now want to share what I know and can teach, with those who do not have or cannot afford a trumpet teacher. I am very fortunate in that I do not depend on music to provide my livelihood and can give my services for free.

There are many trumpet students around the world that I would like to reach out to and help in any way I can. With technology, this is now possible and if as a group or an individual you can access Skype, I will work with you personally to develop yours and your friends’ trumpet playing. I have taught and played professionally for over 30 years and know how to help. Please check me out using this link to my organisation, Freedom for Musicians.

If you think you can take up this offer, get in touch via the Facebook group, message me or use the contact form below.

Much love and happy trumpeting,

Roger Moisan LTCL PGCE (Founder and Director, trumpetastic.com and Freedom for Musicians Ltd)

 

 



The trumpetastic Trumpet Fingering Chart by Ashley Buxton



At trumpetastic.com, we receive many requests from our young trumpet players for the notes and fingerings of various keys and scales. Our very own Ashley Buxton has kindly put together this excellent resource which should help answer many of these questions. You can download the pdf version and there is also a photo version here.

Trumpetastic Fingering Chart Part 1 (click to download pdf)

Thank you Ashley!!

Buxtonmusic.co.uk




Greg Spence and Mystery to Mastery – The thinking man’s trumpet player.



Once in while, not terribly often, a trumpet player is born with a brain. One such player is Aussie commercial and jazz artist Greg Spence. I met Greg a few years back on one of his legendary Mystery to Mastery tours and was immediately struck by not only his awesome playing but also his ability to analyse and reflect on what it is we are trying to do with this 3 foot length of pipe.

I urge you to get involved with Mystery to Mastery and listen to what Greg has to say. Your playing will improve, period.

WHAT IS MTM? Mystery to Mastery (MTM) is the most modern, easy to use and logical approach to trumpet playing available. MTM offers you Step-By-Step troubleshooting advice.

MTM is for people who love the trumpet and want it to be easy.

A ground breaking and top selling method by Dancing with the Stars (OZ) lead trumpeter, Greg Spence.

Mystery to Mastery exists to explain why most people fail to reach their potential.

Whether you want to play as a hobby or as a professional, MTM is here to help beginners to get off to the best start, and to help players of all standards troubleshoot limitations.

“What makes your book so incredibly rich is that it’s a collection of basic, gradual and pragmatic skills which can be made as complicated as one pleases. So regardless of one’s level (beginner or advanced) it is an unlimited recourse of training. I should have known it 40 years earlier!” Andre

“The Mystery to Mastery Method taught me how to go beyond the playing plateau that most players hit. Understanding how the body and the instrument work answered many questions other regular methods could not.

 

The Step-By-Step layout and gradual approach allows players of all styles and standards to recognise and overcome technical flaws. An absolute must for all brass players!”.

Greg with Wayne Bergeron at Melbourne International Brass Festival

 

From performances at Carnegie Hall with the Adelaide Symphony to backing Herbie Hancock with the Queensland Symphony and playing alongside Tim Minchin with the Western Australian Symphony to grooving with Olivia Newton John at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, add 15 seasons as lead trumpet for Australia’s Dancing With The Stars…

 

YAMAHA ARTIST and Dancing With The Stars/Strictly Come Dancing (Australia) trumpeter GREG SPENCE. Greg is a renowned clinician and freelance studio trumpeter. His impressive industry experience in performance and education places him at the forefront of modern trumpet teaching. Whether you are a complete beginner, advanced player or teacher looking to advance your skills, Greg’s insightful lessons, endorsed by world class players, will inspire and extend you in all aspects of trumpet playing and teaching.

There are innate traps that only the lucky few avoid when beginning their trumpet playing. Overblowing and lip pinching are the primary problems I see in 99% of my students. It is very easy to recognise these issues having done them myself for so many years.

Over the last 25 years, I have researched many methods and approaches for improving on the trumpet. Being self taught originally, I have fallen into most of the many traps that the trumpet can present you with.

I am inspired by my idols Maynard Ferguson, Raphael Mendez, Bobby Shew, Doc Severensen, James Morrison, Bill Chase, Lee Morgan, Maurice Andre and the likes.

I have dedicated my life to this wonderful instrument and in doing so have learnt amazing information from world renowned teachers such as James Stamp, Claude Gordon, Carmine Caruso, Dr Charles Colin, Max Schlossberg, Jerome Callet, Bill Adam, Arnold Jacobs and Jean Baptiste Arban. Although these methods are quite different in their approach, they all have an underlying message that has helped me to progress my playing way beyond my expectations and this same information will undoubtedly help you in your quest for trumpet mastery.

Above that, I dedicate this method book to Maynard Ferguson, Bobby Shew, Roger Ingram, Allan Vizzutti, Wayne Bergeron, Charlie Davis, Arturo Sandoval, Chuck Findlay, Gary Grant and Lew Solloff, all of whom I have had the pleasure of meeting personally and talking trumpet with. I have also been lucky enough to have had lessons with or been to masterclasses and workshops by all of the above mentioned Superstars.

The aim when writing these books was to compile and explain great information in the clearest, most concise way for players of all standards, then to combine basic to advanced exercises and to demonstrate them on CD. That is the real key to the success of this book – a step by step guide to help you understand, to hear and to copy!

I am very proud to have received brilliant feedback from players from all over the world. It has certainly made the hundreds if not thousands of hours that I have put into practise and research over the years very worthwhile.

Please enjoy the book and I am sure you will find plenty of information at this site to keep you motivated on your lifelong trumpet journey.

Best Wishes,
Greg Spence

Goto Greg’s home at Mystery to Mastery by clicking here.

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Trumpetastic Top Tips for Trumpeters


We are compiling a category, on the website, of Top Tips for Trumpeters.

Many of the best tips for players are born out of vast experience and trial and improvement. These are often priceless titbits that you won’t find in any books.

Do you have a Top Tip for Trumpeters? Send it to us with your links, vids, pics and shameless advertising and plugs and we will publish it here at trumpetastic.com. You might also help a fellow trumpet player!

Send your stuff directly to me and I will do the rest for you:

rogermoisan@yahoo.co.uk