The Advancing Trumpet Player – Jeff Brandt says

May 31, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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Mark,

The books you have recently written, are ALL just fantastic! ”

“Give It The 3rd Finger” has certainly turned out to be a hit with people as I watch posts about it.

But, I have to tell you, “The Advancing Trumpet Player” book, has been extremely helpful to me!

The combination of all the things you put in there, from all the years from many different teachers, brought back to memory all those things, and IF, IF I would just do them daily as you state, I really begin to improve quickly, and gain back many of the strengths I once had, and I improve with much less stress. Your book WORKS wonders! It is a true must for trumpet players who want to improve or maintain. It’s great Mark.

Thanks for putting so much time, thought and effort into such a excellent resource for all of us ! You are a blessing, in many, many ways!

Sincerely,

Jeff Brandt
Director of Music Ministries and Solo Trumpeter
New Hope United Methodist Church
Valrico, Florida

Jeff, thanks so much for your kind words, and it makes me feel great that “The Advancing Trumpet Player” book has helped you so much.

For those trumpeters who want to chack out why Jeff was so excited to write, here’s a link to all the trumpet books….

http://mphmusic.com/trumpet

And if you play trombone or sax, here’s a link for you too…

http://mphmusic.com

As always, my best to you —

Mark Hendricks

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Here’s what Jeff Brandt had to say

May 30, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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Mark,

The books you have recently written, are ALL just fantastic! ”

“Give It The 3rd Finger” has certainly turned out to be a hit with people as I watch posts about it.

But, I have to tell you, “The Advancing Trumpet Player” book, has been extremely helpful to me!

The combination of all the things you put in there, from all the years from many different teachers, brought back to memory all those things, and IF, IF I would just do them daily as you state, I really begin to improve quickly, and gain back many of the strengths I once had, and I improve with much less stress. Your book WORKS wonders! It is a true must for trumpet players who want to improve or maintain. It’s great Mark.

Thanks for putting so much time, thought and effort into such a excellent resource for all of us ! You are a blessing, in many, many ways!

Sincerely,

Jeff Brandt
Director of Music Ministries and Solo Trumpeter
New Hope United Methodist Church
Valrico, Florida

Jeff, thanks so much for your kind words, and it makes me feel great that “The Advancing Trumpet Player” book has helped you so much.

For those trumpeters who want to chack out why Jeff was so excited to write, here’s a link to all the trumpet books….

http://mphmusic.com/trumpet

And if you play trombone or sax, here’s a link for you too…

http://mphmusic.com

As always, my best to you —

Mark Hendricks

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Charlie Sweet comments on All The Notes and More

April 13, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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ALL THE NOTES AND MORE for TrumpetCharlie Sweet comments on All The Notes and More

Mark,

I have The Advancing Trumpet Player, Give It The 3rd Finger, and All The Notes and More.

I believe the All The Notes and More book is by far the best book for me.

It has all the pertinent, practical scales. and the exercises in all tonalities. I especially like the blues scales as I am playing in two jazz bands. It is also helping me get my range back.  I am a returning trumpet player (five years ago) and trying to get started in the right direction, this book is definitely working for me.

I highly recommend this book.

Charlie Sweet
Grand Junction, CO

Hi Charlie,

Thanks for sharing your comments with everybody, and thanks for purchasing the three books, and I’m delighted you are finding them all valuable to you.

Each book I publish typically targets a specific area of playing, however they are all written to create an efficient and effective way to practice so you get more accomplished in less time.  I think that’s what most people find when they really follow the practice plans in each book, and stick with the systematized approach.

If you’re reading this and haven’t gotten your copies of my study books for trumpet, trombone, or sax – check out these pages…

http://mphmusic.com/trumpet

http://mphmusic.com/trombone

http://mphmusic.com/saxophone

As always, my best to you —

Mark Hendricks

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Charlie Sweet likes All The Notes and More

April 13, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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ALL THE NOTES AND MORE for TrumpetCharlie Sweet likes All The Notes and More

Mark,

I have The Advancing Trumpet Player, Give It The 3rd Finger, and All The Notes and More.

I believe the All The Notes and More book is by far the best book for me.

It has all the pertinent, practical scales. and the exercises in all tonalities. I especially like the blues scales as I am playing in two jazz bands. It is also helping me get my range back.  I am a returning trumpet player (five years ago) and trying to get started in the right direction, this book is definitely working for me.

I highly recommend this book.

Charlie Sweet
Grand Junction, CO

Hi Charlie,

Thanks for sharing your comments with everybody, and thanks for purchasing the three books, and I’m delighted you are finding them all valuable to you.

Each book I publish typically targets a specific area of playing, however they are all written to create an efficient and effective way to practice so you get more accomplished in less time.  I think that’s what most people find when they really follow the practice plans in each book, and stick with the systematized approach.

If you’re reading this and haven’t gotten your copies of my study books for trumpet, trombone, or sax – check out these pages…

http://mphmusic.com/trumpet

http://mphmusic.com/trombone

http://mphmusic.com/saxophone

As always, my best to you —

Mark Hendricks

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Peter Krom talks about Mark’s books

February 16, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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Hi Mark,

I have been playing the horn for a very long time.

I like your book ” The Comeback Trumpet Player” a lot.

Why?

Because this is a book that enables you to practice in a very structured manner. It is a sort of “bible” or manual which leads you through the challenging task of getting your chops better and better (technique) as well as broadening one’s musical skills.

In summary, I love the book and I use it everyday. So it is certainly not only useful for a “comeback player”.

One tip. It would be an extra when you also could incorporate a number of exercises specifically aimed at a jazz musician (going through the scales based on a number of scores of selected songs).

Regards,

Peter Krom
The Netherlands

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Thanks Peter, and thanks for that last little tip. I will work up a blog post on how players can apply the studies in the Comeback Trumpet Player book, the Advancing Trumpet Player book, and the All The Notes and More book toward their jazz playing, great idea!

Thanks again,
Mark

To get more info on our books click the following links:

Trumpet

Trombone

Saxophone – Reeds

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

 

 

 

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To all of our world-wide customers and readers, thank you

January 18, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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Mark HendricksTo all of our world-wide customers and readers, thank you!

Thank you to all of our customers and readers world-wide in the following countries, we appreciate you – be sure to visit our website for lots of interesting articles, videos, products, and services at http://MPHmusic.com

Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of Serbia, Romania, Russian Federation, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands

We appreciate you so much!

Mark Hendricks
http://MPHmusic.com

All The Notes and More

January 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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ALL THE NOTES AND MORE for Trumpet

All The Notes and More

(for trumpet, saxophone, and trombone)

All The Notes and More contains 70 studies in each of the 12 tonalities to develop and maintain tone, tonguing, technique, flexibility, endurance, range, and more for all players 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 get a free sample PDF at the links mentioned above and below.

It’s available for trumpet, saxophone, and trombone – click each link for more info.

All The Notes and More for SaxophoneAll The Notes and More for Trombone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As always, my best to you — Mark Hendricks

 

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All The Notes and More – Quick Start Guide

January 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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ALL THE NOTES AND MORE for TrumpetAll The Notes and More – Quick Start Guide

Congratulations on your purchase of “All The Notes and More!”

(It’s available for trumpet, saxophone, and trombone)

Here’s a few tips to help you get going:

– Always play with a great sound. No matter whether you’re playing high or low, fast or slow…always listen to yourself closely to play with a great sound. That’s what others are hearing, make them say… “Oh what a sound!” …when you play.

 

All The Notes and More for Saxophone– It is never possible to play these studies too slowly. However it is possible to play them too fast. By playing slow, you can listen closely to the fundamentals of playing to make adjustments that make playing the studies quicker much easier and more musical. As you play, be listening closely to yourself so that each note has a pleasing sound.

– Don’t just play notes – always make music!

– When learning a study, you may wish to start with the last measure, play it a few times until you are comfortable with it, then back up one measure and play the last two measures. Then practice the last three measures. Repeat this strategy until you are at the beginning of the study. This way you will have lots of practice finishing strong.

All The Notes and More for Trombone– Always use various articulations for the studies. Examples: all slurred, all tongued, slur four, slur two tongue two, tongue two slur two, multiple tonguing and on and on. Mix it up as you play through a tonality, it will help you keep your embouchure fresh and mind alert.

– When first going through the studies, you may want to spend a week, or a month, on learning a tonality. After you have learned all the tonalities, you may want to review one tonality a day split up into a few different practice sessions to maintain your level of playing.

– ALTERNATE METHOD (recommended) – start with studies #1 and #2 in the C tonality, play it. Then play #1 and #2 in the F tonality, then #1 and #2 in Bb, then #1 and #2 in Eb, and so on all the way through the 12 tonalities. When learning the studies do this for a week (or two) on each of these and you will master them in all tonalities. Then proceed to studies #3 and #4 and use the same system to learn them in all 12 tonalities. Continue through all the studies in this manner. Always vary the articulations you use throughout your practice session of these studies.

– For younger players, play to the top of your range then skip notes to pick-up the pattern and continue to the end.

– Practice slowly at first – work for even tone and rhythm, then speed up as you can play cleanly.

– Always REST as much as you play to avoid overdoing your practicing!

(It’s available for trumpet, saxophone, and trombone)

As always, my best to you —

Mark Hendricks

 

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Michael Brecker plays I’m Sorry

December 31, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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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).

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

December 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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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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Making A Saxophone

January 3, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Making A Saxophone