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Trumpet Teaching Videos

Do it yourself Trumpet Teaching.

Available as Electronic Books only (No printed books).

I have 4 completely different Video courses.

The 1st is a fine tuning of YOUR current embouchure for better range, more endurance and more resonance.

The 2nd is a video course on Improv and how to make it easier.

The 3rd is a complete embouchure change to a Lip Curl embouchure ie Stevens.

The 4th is a video lesson on keeping the gig and what the audience expects from a player.

My fine tuning course features Andrea Tofanelli, Keith Wood, Rex Merriweather, Keith Fiala and Greg Kuehn.

This Multi-Media work is the best trumpet course I have ever seen. I started this project 6 years before I finished it. (A few of the clips are from 2004 and the latest clips are from 2010) I kept changing things to make the ideas easier to learn.

These clips are from REAL lessons.
You hear and see the playing problem
and I walk them through a new technique and then you hear and see the new result.

The clips in the multimedia book have NOT been edited so you see what works, when and how it works.

It covers topics like:
Tongue arch
Breath Support
Lip Buzzing
Mouthpiece Buzzing
Sound Models
And others.

There is something in this Video Ebook for everyone at every playing level.

The complete series also has some of the music exercises used in the series, some out takes where we play doubles and triples and the series flows nicely as a means to correct embouchure or playing issues.
Complete Series

Link to buy the complete series in 1 part is below the videos.

It is all about working both hard and smart.

Singing as a sound model and to open up the sound.

Stomach kick to help high notes come out.

Using mouthpiece buzzing to clean up the sound.

There is a LOT more of this but here is a short example of this clip working on the 2nd Brandenburg.

The complete multimedia video course is $ 60.

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Hey Pops,
Wow it's like having a lesson with you. Good idea for visual folks like me. I had no issues in downloading. I learned so much my head was spinning.
Keith Wood

I will give the review you gave about the Wild Thing Trumpet.
I have never played trumpet with this much ease even in college. About two weeks ago I played a Brass and Organ recital that would have never gotten thru before let alone go and play in a big band for two hours after.
This is the best thing I have ever used to learn this instrument. I can not thank you enough.
Jeff McMillin

This is also available in 5 parts.

Part 1 Is about HOW our problems started, breaking habits, Using a didgeridoo or tuba mouthpiece to relax and find your facial set, learning to get around on the trumpet relaxed.
Part 1

Part 2 is about mastering tongue arch and tonguing. Learning to drive the trumpet with air focus from the tongue and NOT facial muscles.
Part 2

Part 3 is about lip setpoint (making the high and low range connect) and breath support for every register.
Part 3

Part 4 is about lip buzzing to correct open embouchures, mouthpiece buzzing for accuracy, improving resonance and the aperture tunnel.
Part 4

Part 5 is about practice, pencil exercise, mouthpiece pressure, sound models, and mental problems concerning range (how to tear down your brick wall).
Part 5

The other course is all about Improv. It explains a much easier way than is taught in school and tells you the difference between real life and school.

No Nonsense Improv

This is a complete Improv Course on this video.
We have 2 hours and 45 minutes of video, 8 pages of instruction and 60 pages of music.

We cover the topics that they simply donít have time to do in a classroom. We take the time to not only show you patterns but to explain how they are constructed.

We discuss different aspects of improv, give an example and use it in a solo. We talk about the difference between real life applications and a college course.

We talk about melodies, rhythms, rests, whole notes, musicality and the difference between a so-so solo and something that people will remember you by.

We discuss real plans on what to do if you get lost and help you to create your own escape hatches. (These are phrases that help you get unstuck when playing.)

The video clips in this Ebook can help unlock the music that is locked up inside your head.

The No Nonsense Improv Multimedia Ebook is $ 30.

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Because it is downloaded and because not everyone has broadband; I made the videos low resolution. Here are 2 examples.

Note pattern form Clarke Technical Studies in Improv..

Pentatonic Scale in Improv.

There is also a separate course on a complete embouchure change to a lip curl embouchure

(ie the Stevens Embouchure).

It shows how to set curl
How much is too much
How to master using curl
Learning to set and use compression
How to connect the Low, Middle and High Registers.

Lip Curl Embouchure

I learned the Stevens when I was in High School. My teacher had 80+ lessons from Roy Stevens.

I take Gene through a modified version That I have taught for 20+ years.

I teach them how to make curl and let them get a feel for how to set and relax.

Then I start using the curl and a lip buzz. The buzz is so that they can learn a repeatable set faster. Once we find the note that they buzz with the right amount of curl for them; then they can always find the set.

Then we have to learn control.

This shows you how to do those things. It has 40 minutes of video instruction and 9 pages of text instruction. All for 25 dollars.

The Lip Curl Multimedia Ebook is $ 25.

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Because it is downloaded and because not everyone has broadband; I made the videos low resolution. Here are 2 examples.

1st try at Lip Curl.

3 octave Ab arpeggio after about 5 hours with NEW embouchure.

The other course is about gigs. Mainly about how we need to remember this is a business and that we need to sell what they WANT to buy and not hope that they buy what we want to sell.

Keep their Ass in the seats.

In college your art doesn't have to provide you with an income. In the real world; music is either a drain on your finances, or it makes money.

The difference between those 2 ideas is Ass In Seats.

Music is NOT about YOU or ME.
It IS about AIS
Ass In Seats.

This is a 14 page Multimedia Ebook with 22 minutes of Video of Andrea Tofanelli talking about how to please an audience.

I have been giving lessons since the 70s and have had many highly paid pro students. I am sharing my knowledge about why some players make it big and others fizzle.

AIS multimedia Ebook is $ 12.

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Video download info:

Test Video to see if you have a working player on your computer.

Save the Ebook to your computer. The videos are all linked in the Ebook.

If the videos links don't show live then you need to update your Adobe pdf reader. (They get corrupted.)
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The videos are wmv files. Every type of file has pros and cons. Some are bad with certain browsers some only work with a few programs...
WMV is the oldest and so the most supported file type which is why I used it.

On a PC they will open (either to play or save) with:
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Real Player


Itunes has a glitch where the extension ".wmv"needs to be changed to ".mov". Now you can play these wmv files on iTunes.

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All are free programs. Some setups require that you specify a program to open them.


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