Give It The 3rd Finger for Trumpet – 101 Studies plus 12 Etudes and 12 Matching Duets

Give It The 3rd Finger for Trumpet - 101 Studies, plus Etudes and Duets

Give It The 3rd Finger for Trumpet – 101 Studies plus 12 Etudes and 12 Matching Duets

101 Trumpet Studies For Making Your 3rd Finger Work Right, And Your Tongue And Chops Too, Plus 12 Etudes and 12 Matching Duets That Target Your 3rd Finger (69 pages) – by Mark Hendricks

These studies, etudes and duets are all about developing your 3rd finger.

You know what I’m talking about, it’s the one that really hangs you up when you’re playing scales and arpeggios, and completely messes you up when you’re really trying to impress your friends and amaze your audiences…. 🙂 –

You can download a free sample page from the book, see below.

All of the studies, etudes, and duets in this book target your 3rd finger while playing a variety of interesting patterns, articulations, and ranges. Developing your 3rd finger strength, technique, and coordination will improve all of your abilities to play with more agility, musicality, and confidence.

Get a free sample PDF of the first pages of the sixteenth notes and triplets exercises plus two of the etudes/duets. There are 101 3rd finger studies, and 12 etudes and 12 matching duets in the full printed book (69 pages).

As always, my best to you —

Mark Hendricks

Do you really know your scales?

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ALL THE NOTES AND MORE for TrumpetDo you really know your scales?

I mean major, all minors, diminished, whole tone,
blues, major and minor pentatonic, modes, chromatic,
and more!

And all of these in different patterns, arpeggios, ranges, and articulations too. And in all twelve keys.

Here’s the ultimate book for trumpet players (and any
other treble clef player)… ALL THE NOTES AND MORE!

Check it out and get free samples too at: http://www.mphmusic.com/trumpet

 

All The Notes and More for TromboneAnd there’s an edition for trombone players too…

Here’s the ultimate book for trombone players (and any
other bass clef player)… ALL THE NOTES AND MORE!

Check it out and get free samples too at: http://www.mphmusic.com/trombone

Give it a go…

Mark Hendricks

PS – tell a friend, I know they will appreciate you
thinking of them too.

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Why Spend Time Practicing Scales

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ALL THE NOTES AND MORE for TrumpetWhy Spend Time Practicing Scales

This is a GREAT article that answers that question.

http://www.bulletproofmusician.com/why-id-be-a-lot-more-diligent-about-practicing-scales-if-i-could-do-it-all-over-again/

And the ALL THE NOTES and MORE books for trumpet, trombone, and saxophone (really for all treble and bass clef instruments) is how to really dig in and get it done.

Here are links to see the books…

Trumpet book – http://www.mphmusic.com/trumpet

All The Notes and More for TromboneTrombone book – http://www.mphmusic.com/trombone

Saxophone book – http://www.mphmusic.com/saxophone

Get your copy today!

Best,
Mark

 

 

 

 

All The Notes and More for Saxophone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Health Benefits to Playing a Brass Instrument

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10 Health Benefits to Playing a Brass Instrument

Here’s an interesting article, and gives some real good reasons to keep playing that brass instrument (and most any instrument too)…

From the article…

Trumpets, horns, tubas, euphoniums galore! Blowing your lungs into a brass instruments creates a melody of sounds that are both aesthetically pleasing to listen to on their own and simultaneously instrumental to music bands as a whole. But that’s not the only great thing about brass instruments!

Here is Health Fitness Revolution’s top 10 health benefits of playing a brass instrument (continue read at this link) …

http://www.healthfitnessrevolution.com/10-health-benefits-playing-brass-instrument/

And here’s some things to keep you busy playing for years to come…

For trumpet players

For trombone players

Keep playing!

Mark

 

Give It The 3rd Finger – Patrick McKenzie

Give It The 3rd Finger for Trumpet - 101 Studies, plus Etudes and DuetsHere’s some comments from trumpet pro Patrick McKenzie on his experience using the “Give It The 3rd Finger” studies, etudes, and duets for trumpet book…

Patrick writes:

It has been several weeks since I’ve purchased your book, “Give it The 3rd Finger,” and I must say that I have added it to my daily routines.

Prior to my purchasing the book, my daily routines consisted of long tones, flexibilities, and scale studies. Lately, I’ve noticed that my scales studies were not up to par until I purchased your book.

The first thing I noticed was my 3rd finger was too weak so after reading the instructions, I began to apply the methods at a very slow tempo and within a few weeks, I could tell a big difference.

I frequently play in a Latin band and one of the styles that I play is a fast paced, two-chord progression known as “Merengue”. This particular style utilizes several scale patterns that are usually in an uptempo groove. I could tell that my 3rd finger was getting stronger because the scale-like patterns connected better and there were no breaks between my notes. I also feel that it’s very beneficial when applying multiple tonguing techniques, as suggested at the beginning of the book.

Lastly, applying different articulations has been very beneficial as well. For example, after I’ve worked on several of the exercises, I like to sight-read transcribed solos of some of my favorite Bebop/hard bop players. Specifically Clifford Brown because of his ease of weaving through chord changes, I’ve found that working on the suggested exercises helps with executing the phrases.

Thanks Mark Hendricks for helping me bring my “A game” to every performance!

Musically Yours,
Patrick McKenzie
Freelance Musician

Okay, it’s Mark back again with you…

How’s your 3rd finger?

Just like Patrick, others have found if they specifically target the 3rd finger with these “Give It The 3rd Finger” exercise patterns, all aspects of their trumpet playing improves.

Go ahead, give a try and prove it to yourself. Just add two exercises a day to your routine, use all of the suggested articulations, and you’ll soon see the benefits too.

Here’s where to get your copy now:

http://MPHmusic.com/trumpet-music.htm

And you can read comments from other people too at http://mphmusic.com/blog/category/comments/

As always, my best to you —

Mark Hendricks

Comments about “The Comeback Trumpet Player” book

The Comeback Trumpet PlayerComments about “The Comeback Trumpet Player” book

Here’s a note I recently received about “The Comeback Trumpet Player” book for trumpet…

I ordered and have received your “Comeback Trumpet Player” book. I’m afraid I may be one of your customers with the longest distance to “come back”! I stopped playing over 40 years ago!!! I’m 68 years old now and about a year ago decided to join a community band. Many of my old band director friends are in it and I just really missed playing. Recently I also joined another community band that just started up at the local university. I’ve discovered that my reading and dexterity didn’t suffer as much as my endurance. At first, I could barely make it to the end of a 90 minute rehearsal. It’s getting better. I’m hoping your trumpet method will help me continue to recover some of my old skills. I don’t think the muscles of a 68 year old are capable of taking me back to the “stallion” I was in my 20’s and 30’s, but I’m already seeing some progress. Thank you for publishing your work!  — Brian C.

To get full details and your copy of The Comeback Trumpet Player – The Complete System click on this link –> The Comeback Trumpet Player

And you can read comments from other people too at http://mphmusic.com/blog/category/comments/

Best,

Mark

Four Books For Music Arrangers Or To Learn Arranging

Four Books For Music Arrangers Or To Learn Arranging

If you want to learn how to arrange music for a variety of ensembles these are really great resources to learn the craft of arranging music.

Modern Arranging Technique by Gordon Delamont

The Professional Arranger/Composer by Russ Garcia

The Contemporary Arranger by Don Sebesky

Arranging for the Small Jazz Ensemble by Robert Larson

Get any or all of them, they are all great – keep them within arm’s length when you’re writing charts for easy reference!

Best to you —

Mark Hendricks

Trumpet and Trombone – can they peacefully coexist?

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FORTY-NINE LONG LOST ARBAN DUETS FOR TRUMPET (...that Arban never wrote!)

Trumpet and Trombone – can they peacefully coexist?

Good News Alert… with the new releases of FORTY-NINE DUETS BY ARBAN (…that Arban Never Wrote!) the answer is a resounding YES!

The original studies written by J.B. Arban that are the basis for these forty-nine duets are among the most assigned, practiced, played, and reviewed by all brass players – beginner, intermediate, advanced, and pro alike. But there were never duets based on them… until now! Practicing and playing them with your friends, students, and colleagues will yield tremendous benefits for all involved.

Forty-Nine Arbban Duets For TromboneThese new duets are based on the studies starting with the Syncopation Studies 1-38 then the Fanfare Tonguing studies 135-145 that are right after all the double tongue studies.

Each book contains both duet parts. The trumpet book is pitched in Bb and the trombone book is in bass clef concert pitch, so yes, it’s great to be able to play these classic studies as duets with trumpet pals, or trombone pals, or both! (or even treble clef and bass clef euphoniums too).

Here’s where to get all the details and get free samples too each edition (first link is for trumpet, second link is for trombone)…

Forty-Nine Arban Duets for Trumpet (…that Arban Never Wrote!)

Forty-Nine Arban Duets for Trombone (…that Arban Never Wrote!)

Tell the world!!

Yes, they can peacefully co-exist … and enjoy it too!

🙂 Mark Hendricks

 

FORTY-NINE LONG LOST ARBAN DUETS FOR TROMBONE (…that Arban never wrote!)

Forty-Nine Long Lost Arban Duets For TromboneFORTY-NINE LONG LOST ARBAN DUETS FOR TROMBONE (…that Arban never wrote!) 

The original studies written by J.B. Arban that are the basis for these forty-nine duets are among the most assigned, practiced, played, and reviewed by all brass players – beginner, intermediate, advanced, and pro alike. But there were never duets based on them… until now! Practicing and playing them with your friends, students, and colleagues will yield tremendous benefits for all involved.

These new duets are based on the studies starting with the Syncopation Studies 1-38 then the Fanfare Tonguing studies 135-145 that are right after all the double tongue studies. The book contains both parts. There is a separate duet book of the same duets for trumpet… so if your trumpet pals have their edition it’s easy to play the classic studies as duets with them too (or treble clef euphoniums too).

You can download some free sample duets from the book, click here for all info.

ALL THE NOTES AND MORE for Trombone

All The Notes and More for Trombone
ALL THE NOTES AND MORE for Trombone

70 Studies In Each Of The 12 Tonalities To Develop And Maintain Tone, Tonguing, Technique, Flexibility, Endurance, Range, And More For All Trombone Players No Matter What Styles You Play

ALL THE NOTES AND MORE! is designed to help you develop and maintain your tone, tonguing, technique, flexibility, endurance, range, and more no matter what styles you play. In it you will practice and master all kinds of scales and arpeggios in all ranges of your instrument. They are the necessary building blocks of music, and all top performers have them ingrained into their playing so they can perform at the highest levels of musicianship.

You can download some free PDF sample pages from the book at this page:

http://mphmusic.com/solo-chamber-music.htm

Enjoy!

Mark Hendricks

Four trumpet books on sale now

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We’ve got four great trumpet books on sale right now at a 20% discount.

And you can see some free sample pages from each of them at the website page.

ALL THE NOTES AND MORE for TrumpetAll The Notes and More!

70 studies in each of the 12 tonalities designed to help you develop and maintain your tone, tonguing, technique, flexibility, endurance, range, and more no matter what styles you play. In it you will practice and master all kinds of scales and arpeggios in all ranges of your instrument. They are the necessary building blocks of music, and all top performers have them ingrained into their playing so they can perform at the highest levels of musicianship.

 

 

 

FORTY-NINE LONG LOST ARBAN DUETS FOR TRUMPET (...that Arban never wrote!)49 Arban Duets for Trumpet (…that Arban never wrote!)

The original studies written by J.B. Arban that are the basis for these forty-nine duets are among the
most assigned, practiced, played, and reviewed by all trumpet players – beginner, intermediate, advanced, and pro alike. But there were never duets based on them… until now! Practicing and playing them with your friends, students, and colleagues will yield tremendous benefits for all involved.

 

 

Give It The 3rd Finger for Trumpet - 101 Studies, plus Etudes and DuetsGive It The 3rd Finger – 101 Studies with 12 Etudes and Matching Duets

You know what I’m talking about, it’s the one that really hangs you up when you’re playing scales and arpeggios, and completely messes you up when you’re really trying to impress your friends and amaze your audiences 😉

All of the studies, etudes, and duets in this book target your 3rd finger while playing a variety of interesting patterns, articulations, and ranges. Developing your 3rd finger strength, technique, and coordination will improve all of your abilities to play with more agility, musicality, and confidence.

 

The Comeback Trumpet PlayerThe Comeback Trumpet Player

The Comeback Trumpet Player book can be used by all trumpet players – whether you’ve laid-off 2 weeks, 2 months, 2 years, and especially 20 years or more this book will get you in shape and keep you in shape too.

The “CTP” system consists of four sessions per day: warm-up, tonality study, Arban’s book studies, and endurance/range/musicianship studies. This will take approximately two hours per day divided into four sessions, with breaks in between. Don’t try to play all of the assignments in one session, you really do need the rest to keep your embouchure fresh all day and ready again for the next day.

Take a look and let your buddies know too at:

http://MPHmusic.com/trumpet-music.htm

And be sure to check our blog for updates, like the four terrific Trumpet Festivals that are coming up soon, see this page for details:

http://mphmusic.com/blog/category/events/

As always, my best to you —

Mark Hendricks

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The Comeback Trumpet Player – Complete System

The Comeback Trumpet PlayerThe Comeback Trumpet Player – Complete System

Whether you’ve laid-off 2 weeks, 2 months, 2 years, and especially 20 years or more this book will get you in shape and keep you in shape too – and can be used by all trumpet players (we’re all comeback players some time).

Get complete details on this study book for trumpet at:

http://MPHmusic.com/trumpet-music.htm

Go for it!

Mark Hendricks

FORTY-NINE LONG LOST ARBAN DUETS FOR TRUMPET (…that Arban never wrote!)

FORTY-NINE LONG LOST ARBAN DUETS FOR TRUMPET (...that Arban never wrote!)


FORTY-NINE LONG LOST ARBAN DUETS FOR TRUMPET (…that Arban never wrote!) 

The original studies written by J.B. Arban that are the basis for these forty-nine duets are among the most assigned, practiced, played, and reviewed by all trumpet players – beginner, intermediate, advanced, and pro alike. But there were never duets based on them… until now! Practicing and playing them with your friends, students, and colleagues will yield tremendous benefits for all involved.

These new duets are based on the studies starting with the Syncopation Studies 1-38 then the Tonguing As Applied To The Trumpet studies 135-145 that are right after all the double tongue studies. The book contains both parts. There is a separate duet book of the same duets for trombone… so if your trombone pals have their edition it’s easy to play the classic studies as duets with them too (or treble clef euphoniums too).

You can download some free sample duets from the book, click here for all info.

A big “Thank You” to Mark Ponzo, Professor of Trumpet at Northern Illinois University

Give It The 3rd Finger for Trumpet - 101 Studies, plus Etudes and Duets
A big “Thank You” to Mark Ponzo, Professor of Trumpet at Northern Illinois University.

Mark liked my “Give It The 3rd Finger – 101 Studies, Etudes and Duets for Trumpet” book so much that he ordered 18 copies so all of his trumpet students could have their own personal copy. And he told me he added it to his required study books for trumpet.

When I talked with him on the phone I suggested he have a little contest – he picks one of the etudes and then has everybody work on it, every one performs it and the winner gets a prize… I provide a ball cap with the “Give It The 3rd Finger” name and logo. He thought it was a great idea!

So I am making the same offer to all college level trumpet profs around the country… and anyone else that teaches trumpet to a “studio full of students”. If you’d like to do this, email or call me and we’ll get it all worked out for your group too.

You can get some sample pages of the 3rd finger studies plus a couple of the 3rd finger etudes/duets at this web address, if you got samples of this a while back, get the new sample version, I included a couple of different etudes/duets:

http://mphmusic.com/trumpet-music.htm

Mark Ponzo’s personal website is: http://markponzo.com – give him a visit, he’s got some great info and study books there too.

See related story here, the contest winner results:
http://mphmusic.com/blog/trumpet/give-it-the-3rd-finger-contest-winner/

As always, my best to you —

Mark Hendricks

ALL THE NOTES AND MORE for Trumpet

ALL THE NOTES AND MORE for Trumpet
ALL THE NOTES AND MORE for Trumpet

70 Studies In Each Of The 12 Tonalities To Develop And Maintain Tone, Tonguing, Technique, Flexibility, Endurance, Range, And More For All Trumpet Players No Matter What Styles You Play

ALL THE NOTES AND MORE! is designed to help you develop and maintain your tone, tonguing, technique, flexibility, endurance, range, and more no matter what styles you play. In it you will practice and master all kinds of scales and arpeggios in all ranges of your instrument. They are the necessary building blocks of music, and all top performers have them ingrained into their playing so they can perform at the highest levels of musicianship.

You can download some free PDF sample pages from the book at this page:

http://mphmusic.com/trumpet-music.htm

Enjoy!

Mark Hendricks

 

FREE PDF – Trumpet Overtone Fingering Chart

FREE PDF – Trumpet Overtone Fingering Chart

Thismph-trumpet-logo-white-rectangle is a different approach to learning how trumpet fingerings work. You will discover how the overtone series (open fingerings) dictate the other notes you play depending on the valve combinations you apply. Also provided is a chromatic fingering guide with alternate fingerings included from low F# to Double High C.

To download your free copy of this special fingering chart visit:

http://mphmusic.com/trumpet-music.htm

Best,

Mark Hendricks

Solo for Trombone And Trombonist

Solo for Trombone and Trombonist

Solo for Trombone and Trombonist


Solo for Trombone And Trombonist!

Fun, avant-garde piece – you and your audience will love it (when was the last time you actually were supposed to shoot someone in the audience with your squirt bottle??!!) … this will be the big hit that everyone remembers forever from your recital.

Originally premiered by Thomas E. McColley, way back in the day.

Click here Trombone Music to see the title page and first page of the music (and new window opens).

FREE – The Star-Spangled Banner – New Arrangement

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FREE – The Star-Spangled Banner

Arranged by Mark Hendricks

For your orchestra or wind ensemble concert band and other ensembles too (with optional solo vocalist and/or chorus) – it’s the best red, white, and blue-blooded, flag-wavin’, fire-crackin’ Star-Spangled Banner you’ve ever heard in your life! … complete with a big seven cannon salute with chimes ringing out freedom at the end!  And I’m making it available for FREE for a limited time because I love America so much.

Take your pick… orchestra or concert band or other ensembles (or all of them).

Click here to download your copy now for either orchestra, concert band or other ensembles too.

 

DAILY STUFF for Trumpet by Don Owen

DAILY STUFF for Trumpet by Don Owen
DAILY STUFF for Trumpet by Don Owen
(The 50th Anniversary Edition) contains everything you need in one book to develop and maintain all aspects of trumpet playing at the highest levels, no matter what styles you play.

PLUS you get this very this special FREE bonus valued at $49!… it’s like having two hours of private trumpet instruction with the master teacher Don Owen himself. This valuable free bonus includes two MP3 audio recordings of Trumpet Talk with Don Owen interviewed by Mark Hendricks.

Mark collected questions from lots of Don’s past students and colleagues, complied them into three main topics of trumpet and brass playing, musicianship, and life… then sat down with Don for a few hours and recorded his full and complete answers to those very interesting questions and topics.

Click here to download a sample PDF – included is some of the front materials, table of content, and two of the studies – the complete book is 28 pages. Be sure to signup for our updates at the top right of this page.

A duet from Give It The 3rd Finger for Trumpet

A duet from Give It The 3rd Finger for Trumpet

All of the studies, etudes and their matching duets target the 3rd finger to get it working right.

To download this in a free PDF visit: http://mphmusic.com/trumpet-music.htm

A duet from Give It The 3rd Finger for Trumpet

A duet from Give It The 3rd Finger for Trumpet