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GENERAL NOTES FOR ALL ETUDES Healthy, high-quality trumpet playing is more important than these etudes. Warm up properly. Take care of your chops. Craft your sound. Be diligent with fundamentals. Being an outstanding trumpet player and musician is more important than playing the etudes over and over. Address any issues or weaknesses in your playing … Continue reading 2020-2021 TMEA All-State Trumpet Etude Notes
I’ve been teaching lessons on Zoom for 5 or 6 months at this point, and I have grown to LOVE the platform and its effectiveness for teaching music lessons. If we take a few minutes to learn how to sound and look your best on Zoom, you and your teacher will have a wonderful lesson … Continue reading Sounding Your Best on Zoom
Here are a few notes from the April 24th masterclass with Dr. Joe Cooper, trumpet professor at Oklahoma State University. These are some of the specific suggestions he gave the student performers. I wrote them in a more general way for us all to apply to our own playing. Always work smarter, not harder Eliminate … Continue reading Notes from Joe Cooper Masterclass