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How To: Play Pedal Tones

Pedal tones are special notes in the harmonic series of cylindrical-bore brass instruments. A pedal tone has the pitch of its harmonic series’ fundamental tone. Its name comes from the pedals of a pipe organ. Cylindrical brasses do not naturally vibrate at this frequency.  An audio demonstration/lecture for trumpet. This is a thorough course on how to properly play and practice pedal […]

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The 7 Minute Trumpet Warm-Up

The 7 Minute Trumpet Warm-Up

Eric explains and demonstrates a unique way to warm-up and improve your trumpet playing. 1. Ha-too breathing with corners engaged.  You may want to bow through the mouthpiece first to get the feeling of corners engaged (not tight). Repeat at least 5x. Breath in- Haw-Too 2x blow easy- just let the air out. Sizzle the […]

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