All 14 Arban Characteristic Studies played by Dorival Puccini

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Arban 14 Studies - Dorival PucciniAll 14 Arban Characteristic Studies played by Dorival Puccini

Watch and listen to Dorival Puccini (of the Axiom Brass Quintet) play and give practice tips commentary to the 14 characteristic studies of the Arban Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet.

So you can easily follow along if you don’t have an Arban book, you can open or download the 14 Studies PDF file to print, watch, and practice these 14 studies. Or if you would like to purchase the complete Arban book for trumpet, here is one that I recommend for those who purchase my books The Comeback Trumpet Player and The Advancing Trumpet player – get Arban book.

The Advancing Trumpet Player (ATP) and The Comeback Trumpet Player (CTP) books both contain 52 lesson plans that include studies from the Arban book as one of the practice sessions. The lesson plans progressively guide you in a step-by-step and balanced practice approach that contains a few studies from each section of the Arban book to give you a complete daily practice session to steadily improve all aspects of your playing. This is not done by just going one page after another but rather by a special planned approach to working through all of the Arban book which includes ultimately playing the 14 characteristic studies as part of the plan. There are differences between the ATP and CTP books: ATP has extra emphasis in the tonality studies on multiple tonguing (TK, K, TTK, TKT) all of the scales and arpeggios, plus the ATP has a few more Full Range Studies (10 instead of 4 in the CTP). You can see full details on both books and free samples, and how to order them and other books at http://mphmusic.com/trumpet

Here’s how to watch and learn from the video below:

All 14 characteristic studies are accessible in this video player. To see all of the studies, click the top left corner where you see the three lines and little arrow. A selector window will open. You can then select which study you want to video, and then close the selector window using the X at the top right of that window.

I hope you enjoyed hearing Dorival play and also appreciated his wonderful practice tips commentary too.

As always, my best to you —

Mark Hendricks

 

 

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Tongue Elevations in Brass Playing via MRI

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Tongue Elevations in Brass Playing via MRI

MRI  Tongue ElevationThis is a fascinating video that reveals to you how the tongue is used to create air pressure in the oral cavity to enable a brass player to play in different ranges and dynamic levels.

And how the tongue works in single and double tonguing too!

Be sure to watch all of it.

 

Here’s where you can get my Full Range Studies for Trumpet or at least some free samples: http://mphmusic.com/trumpet

(NOTE: This book could also be use by all brass players to assist in building the full range of your instrument. You may need to transpose and also do some octave dropping, etc.)

 

 

Michael Brecker plays I’m Sorry

Michael BreckerMichael Brecker plays I’m Sorry

This is one of my favorite recordings of Michael Brecker.

Great tune, great solo, great band!

July 21-22, 1978, live at Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland
Michael Brecker (ts) – Mike Mainieri (vib) – Tony Levin (b) – Steve Jordan (ds) – Steve Khan (g) – Warren Bernhardt (key).

A big tribute to an amazing musician Michael Brecker.

While you’re here, check out ALL THE NOTES and MORE for Saxophone (click the link).

Rafael Mendez plays Arban single tonguing studies

Rafael MendezRafael Mendez plays Arban single tonguing studies

Arban’s single tonguing studies are among the most assigned, practiced, played, and reviewed by all trumpet players – beginner, intermediate, advanced, and pro alike.

In this video, one of the world’s most famous trumpeters plays the single tonguing studies 19-38 found on pages 28-36 in the Arban’s book.

You can also get some free samples of duets based on these and many more of the Arban tonguing studies in my popular book of “FORTY-NINE LONG LOST ARBAN DUETS FOR TRUMPET (…that Arban never wrote!)”, which is available at http://www.mphmusic.com/trumpet

They are also available for trombone and other bass clef instruments at http://www.mphmusic.com/trombone

Clark Terry Big Bad Band with a young Vinnie DiMartino playing lead trumpet

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CClark Terry and Vinnie DiMartinolark Terry Big Bad Band with a young Vinnie DiMartino playing lead trumpet (and playing some nice jazz too at 11:26).

See the video below…

See some great trumpet and trombone freebies and study books at:

http://mphmusic.com/trumpet

http://mphmusic.com/trombone

 

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Alpine Symphony – 15 Brass and Percussion

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Alpine Symphony – 15 Brass and Percussion

Here’s another great arrangement by Phil Snedecor.

This time it’s the Alpine Symphony by Richard Strauss as performed by the All-Star Brass in July of 2015 as part of the Banff Brass Residency, Jens Lindemann – Director.

Alpine Symphony Brass and Percussionerc

Here’s all the players involved:

Alain Trudel, Conductor

Trumpets: Ryan Anthony, Phil Snedecor, Jens Lindemann, Mark Gould
Horns: Martin Hackleman, Natalie Higgins, Jordan James
Tenor Horn: Chris Haigh
Trombones: James Miller, Carol Jarvis, Timothy Dueppen, Simon Minshall
Euphonium: Sion Jones
Tuba: Les Neish
Timpani: Tyler Hornby
Percussion: Kristian Alexandrov, Brian McWhorter, Colin Adhikary

Arrangement by Phil Snedecor

Phil let me know that this arrangement will be available to purchase January 20, 2016 at his website: http://www.pasmusic.com

Amazing playing, check it out…

Here’s another arrangement that Phil did for brass octet and percussion played by the same group, The Pines of Rome. This one is not available to purchase due to strict copyright laws.

http://mphmusic.com/blog/video/pines-of-rome-brass-octet-and-percussion/

Check out our study books for trumpet and trombone too…

Trumpet

Trombone

As always, my best to you —

Mark Hendricks

Pines of Rome – Brass Octet and Percussion

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Pines of Rome – Brass Octet and Percussion

WOW!!! … check this out.

The complete Pines of Rome scored for 8 brass and percussion, arranged by Phil Snedecor. This arrangement is not available to purchase due to strict copyright laws.

Check out our study books for trumpet and trombone too…

Trumpet

Trombone

And here’s another great arrangement by Phil of Strauss’ Alpine Symphony, performed by the same group:

http://mphmusic.com/blog/video/alpine-symphony-15-brass-and-percussion/

Rick Baptist Master Class

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Rick Baptist Master Class

This is an excellent master class about making a living as a musician playing in a wide variety of situations.

JJ Johnson – 18 jazz trombone solo transcriptions

JJ JohnsonJJ Johnson – 18 jazz trombone solo transcriptions

These transcriptions are a great study for all jazz players.

Click here to see and hear them all

And check out our study books for trombone… All The Notes and More, Slide Master, and 49 Long-Lost Arban Duets, and more at http://www.MPHmusic.com/solo-chamber-music.htm

 

 

Doc Severinsen – Excellent Interview

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Doc Severinsen – Excellent Interview

There is LOTS of great advice, concepts, and stories in this interview.

See this link for trumpet music:

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

Trumpet Suite of John Williams Music – Great Players Playing

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Trumpet Suite of John Williams Music – Great Players Playing

A special mention to the great soloists who played in the scores heard in these selections: Tim Morrison (JFK, Born on the 4th of July, Amistad, Nixon), Maurice Murphy (Superman, Dracula, Monsignor), Malcolm McNab (Jaws 2) and Christopher Martin (Lincoln).

Watch “Kind Of Blue” – Miles Davis – Documentary

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Watch “Kind Of Blue” – Miles Davis – Documentary

The Kind of Blue album by Miles Davis was a pivotal recording in jazz, and many say, all music.

The recordings were done in two sessions, weeks apart, and released August 17, 1959, by Columbia Records. Featured on the album were Miles Davis (trumpet), Cannonball Adderley (alto sax), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Bill Evans (pianos), Wynton Kelly (piano on 1 track), Paul Chambers (bass), and Jimmy Cobb (drums).

Here’s a great 3-video documentary plus a “player-by-player” commentary video of the tune “So What?” with Marcus Miller:

Lester Bowie playing Hello Dolly

Lester Bowie playing Hello Dolly

One of the most, if not THE most, expressive renditions of HELLO DOLLY you will ever hear…

While you’re here, check out all the trumpet books and freebies at:

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

Carl Fontana – solo transcription of “Hey There”

Carl Fontana – solo transcription of “Hey There”

And… “Baby It’s Cold Outside” …

FREE STUFF for Trombone Players

Trombone Player’s Sample Pack

You get sample pages from all of our trombone books on this page, plus sample pages from the solo pieces too.

Includes samples pages from… Slide Master, Forty-Nine Arban Duets, All The Notes and More, Full Range Studies for Trombone – plus these solo pieces: Heartland and Solo for Trombone and Trombonist

To get the Trombone Player’s Sample Pack, visit http://www.mphmusic.com/trombone

Thad Jones / Mel Lewis – Consummation – Complete Album

Thad Jones / Mel Lewis – Consummation – Complete Album

A great complete album by the Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra.

Great writing, great playing, great sounds!

Consummation has been considered one of the best albums by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra. It was released in 1970 on Blue Note Records and re-released in 2002. It was recorded at A&R Studios in New York City. The album was nominated for a 1970 Grammy award in the “Best Jazz Performance – Large Group…” category. All tracks are also included on Mosaic’s limited edition boxed set, The Complete Solid State Recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra.

Track listing:
A1. “Dedication” — 0:00
A2. “It Only Happens Every Time” — 5:09
A3. “Tiptoe” — 8:13
A4. “A Child Is Born” — 14:48
A5. “Us” — 18:53
B1. “Ahunk Ahunk” — 22:26
B2. “Fingers” — 30:20
B3. “Consummation” — 40:52

Personnel:
Thad Jones — flugelhorn
Snooky Young — trumpet
Danny Moore — trumpet
Al Porcino — trumpet
Marvin Stamm — trumpet
Eddie Bert — trombone
Benny Powell — trombone
Jimmy Knepper — trombone
Cliff Heather — bass trombone
Jerome Richardson — soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, flute, alto flute
Jerry Dodgion — alto saxophone, clarinet, flute, alto flute
Billy Harper — tenor saxophone, flute
Eddie Daniels — tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute
Richie Kamuca — baritone saxophone (tracks A1, 2, 3, 5, B3), clarinet
Pepper Adams — baritone saxophone (tracks A4, B1)
Joe Farrell — baritone saxophone (track B2)
Roland Hanna — acoustic piano, electric piano
Richard Davis — acoustic bass, electric bass
Mel Lewis — drums
Jimmy Buffington (french horn, tracks A1, B3)
Earl Chapin (french horn, tracks A1, B3)
Dick Berg (french horn, tracks A1, B3)
Julius Watkins (french horn, tracks A1, B3)
Howard Johnson (tuba, tracks A1, B3)
David Spinozza (guitar, tracks A5, B1)

Buddy Rich – Jazz Legend – Video Documentary

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Buddy RichBuddy Rich – Jazz Legend – Video Documentary

A great documentary about Buddy Rich, and some great performances.

Watch both videos for the full show.

 

 

Video 1 – first half:

Video 2 – second half:

Bix Beiderbecke – The Best Of Bix Beiderbecke

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Bix BeiderbeckeBix Beiderbecke – The Best Of Bix Beiderbecke

Enjoy over 90 minutes of Bix recordings that influenced music forever (see video player below).

From Wikipedia:

Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke (March 10, 1903 – August 6, 1931) was an American jazz cornetist, jazz pianist, and composer.

With Louis Armstrong and Muggsy Spanier, Beiderbecke was one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s. His turns on “Singin’ the Blues” and “I’m Coming, Virginia” (both 1927), in particular, demonstrated an unusual purity of tone and a gift for improvisation. With these two recordings, especially, he helped to invent the jazz ballad style and hinted at what, in the 1950s, would become cool jazz. “In a Mist” (1927), one of a handful of his piano compositions and one of only two he recorded, mixed classical (Impressionist) influences with jazz syncopation.

A native of Davenport, Iowa, Beiderbecke taught himself to play cornet largely by ear, leading him to adopt a non-standard fingering some critics have connected to his original sound. He first recorded with Midwestern jazz ensembles, The Wolverines and The Bucktown Five in 1924, after which he played briefly for the Detroit-based Jean Goldkette Orchestra before joining Frankie “Tram” Trumbauer for an extended gig at the Arcadia Ballroom in St. Louis. Beiderbecke and Trumbauer joined Goldkette in 1926. The band toured widely and famously played a set opposite Fletcher Henderson at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City in October 1926. He made his greatest recordings in 1927 (see above). In 1928, Trumbauer and Beiderbecke left Detroit to join the best-known and most prestigious dance orchestra in the country: the New-York-based Paul Whiteman Orchestra.

Beiderbecke’s most influential recordings date from his time with Goldkette and Whiteman, although they were generally recorded under his own name or Trumbauer’s. The Whiteman period also marked a precipitous decline in Beiderbecke’s health, brought on by the demand of the bandleader’s relentless touring and recording schedule in combination with Beiderbecke’s persistent alcoholism. A few stints in rehabilitation centers, as well as the support of Whiteman and the Beiderbecke family in Davenport, did not check Beiderbecke’s decline in health. He left the Whiteman band in 1930 and the following summer died in his Queens apartment at the age of 28.

00:00 – In a Mist
02:48 – Davenport Blues
05:32 – Singin’ the Blues
08:32 – Jazz Me Blues
11:43 – Mississippi Mud
14:57 – Margie
17:58 – China Boy
20:42 – Barnacle Bill the Sailor
23:32 – Deep Harlem
26:41 – Riverboat Shuffle
29:55 – Tiger Rag
32:35 – Ostrich Walk
35:46 – Blue River
39:11 – Clementine
42:16 – Fidgety Feet
44:40 – Toddlin’ Blues
47:24 – Royal Garden Blues
50:32 – Sorry
53:32 – Goose Pimples
56:55 – Jubilee
01:00:17 – Louisiana
01:03:12 – The Love Nest
01:06:16 – At the Jazz Band Ball
01:09:14 – A Good Man Is Hard to Find
01:12:22 – Crying All Day
01:15:30 – Borneo
01:18:45 – Margie
01:21:45 – I Like That
01:24:47 – Copenhagen
01:27:17 – Trumbology
01:30:18 – The Baltimore
01:33:21 – Oh Baby
01:35:40 – Big Boy
01:38:28 – Clarinet Marmalade
01:41:42 – Wringin’ and Twistin’
01:44:42 – Sensation
01:47:21 – I’m Coming Virginia

History of the Trombone as a Weapon LOL

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History of the Trombone as a Weapon – LOL

This video reveals many little known “facts” of the trombone throughout history 🙂

After watching the video, check out these books for trombone: ALL THE NOTES and MORE and 49 Long Lost Arban Duets for Trombone (…that Arban never wrote!)

(trumpet players can get their version of those books too – click here)

The Pink Panther plays trumpet

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The Pink Panther plays trumpet

Fun cartoon with the Pink Panther playing trumpet.

It’s apparent that Pink is a left-handed player, and it seems that he and at least one other cartoon animal are left-handed players (the ending reveals this fact 🙂 ).

Obviously Pink knows his scales, if you’d like a book full of them plus a lot more building blocks of technique in all 12 keys, check out ALL THE NOTES and MORE for Trumpet.

Pink’s trumpet playing begins at 2:50 – enjoy!

Arturo Sandoval – There Will Never Be Another You

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Arturo SandovalArturo Sandoval – There Will Never Be Another You

One of my favorite videos of Arturo playing a jazz classic in a relaxed visit to the KPLU radio station studio.

You can watch the playing in the first video and watch a video of a written transcription of the solo. You can also get a PDF of the written solo at the top right of this page… https://sites.google.com/site/josephdprieto/page1-1

Video One:

Video Two:

See all the trumpet books we have at: http://MPHmusic.com/trumpet-music.htm

The Welcome Video – International Trumpet Guild 2015

The Welcome Video – International Trumpet Guild 2015

Click on over to see the Welcome Preview Video for the International Trumpet Guild 2015 Conference held in Columbus, Ohio in late May.

https://itgconference.org/welcome/

Dominick Calicchio – The Last Trumpet Maker

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Dominick Calicchio – The Last Trumpet Maker

Part One

Part Two

How Playing An Instrument Benefits Your Brain

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How Playing An Instrument Benefits Your Brain

Malcolm McNab – Camp McNab 2015

Malcolm McNab

Malcolm McNab

Malcolm McNab – Camp McNab 2015

I promised an acquaintance of mine, Malcolm McNab, that I would let let you know about his great summer camp for trumpet players of all ages and levels too. It’s coming up July 28th-August 2nd, 2015 and registration is open now.

You may recognize his name – he’s pretty well-known among trumpet players and lots of Hollywood film composers too 🙂 … actually he’s the tops and has a very long list of soundtracks that he has been featured on over the decades of his career.

This is the fourth camp that Malcolm has done – click the link below the video to get all the details and register (see the PDF form at the bottom of the page when you get there):

Here’s the promo video for the Camp McNab of 2014 (in the video preview picture, you might recognize two of his guest presenters who were at the 2014 Camp, Gary Grant and Wayne Bergeron):

And here’s the link to Malcolm’s website (once you get to Malcolm’s site, the Camp info is the link at the top right corner):

http://www.malcolmmcnab.com

Tell him I sent you 🙂

Best,

Mark Hendricks

PS – you can get some of Malcolm’s recordings and other recordings he has played on in both CD or mp3 at this link – Malcolm McNab recordings

Conrad Gozzo – three trumpet solos

Conrad Gozzo – three trumpet solos

Oh what a sound he had, all over the horn.

Enjoy…

 

 

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