Eric demonstrates how to improve your intonation and check the intonation of your instruments. Download: Intonation Study
Eric discusses and demonstrates how to practice the pedal tone and range studies similar to those in Claude Gordon’s Systematic Approach. Detailed discussion and demonstration of pedal tones for trumpet. Downloads: Intro Pedal Tones Pedal Tones Bass Clef
Eric discusses Trumpet Improvisation and demonstrates pentatonic scales and how to practice them in his new book: The Big Book Of Pentatonics & Fourths. Downloads: Intro Pattern2
Eric’s creative new method helps you improve your time and play in 12 keys throughout your entire range. Features: 18 minute streaming video 3 pages of sheet music in your key 2 MP3 play-alongs 2 Band-in-a-Box files (optional) Downloads: Sheet music for C instruments Sheet music for Bb instruments Sheet music for Eb instruments Sheet […]
Improv Lesson 4 is about how to practice licks and arpeggios. Eric demonstrates and discusses improvisation, the three main chord types, transposing to 12 keys and how to practice arpeggios.
Improv Lesson 3 is an introduction to the ii-V-I progression. Eric discusses and demonstrates the major ii-V-I progression using diatonic scales, passing tones and altered tones. Download Downloads: ii-v-i_bass_clef ii-v-i_bb ii-v-i_c ii-v-i_eb
Improv Lesson 2 is all about the blues. Eric explains and demonstrates how easy it is to play the blues. Great for beginners, advanced improvisers or teachers! Download 3-note_scale_bb_blues_bb 3-note_scale_bb_blues_bc 3-note_scale_bb_blues_c 3-note_scale_bb_blues_eb Band-in-a-Box File
Improv Lesson 1 is a great way to get started with improvising! Eric explains and demonstrates his concept of note usage and how to use it in your improvisation. Great for beginners, advanced improvisers or teachers! F Dorian Download Downloads: The three-note scale for Bb instruments The three-note scale for C instruments The three-note scale […]
Eric discusses and demonstrates Rhythm Changes. Downloads: Play-along Band In A Box file Rhythm Changes Workout BC Rhythm Changes Workout TC Rhythm Changes Workout Bb 144 Download Rhythm Changes Workout Bb 192 Download Rhythm Changes Workout Bb 224 Download
Eric demonstrates and discusses: Articulation Arpeggios 6 Intervals 1 Range Builder 6 Download: Intervals 1 Arpeggios 6 Range Builder 6
Eric demonstrates and discusses: Improvisation Cyclic practice Scale Patterns 6 Download Scale Patterns 6
Eric demonstrates and discusses K-tongue-modified, a tonguing technique for trumpet that will enhance sound, flexibility, range and endurance. Download: K-Tongue Modified
Eric demonstrates and discusses: CG breathing Glissandos Centered Sound Trills Download: Intro Lesson 1 Instructions Lesson 1 Lesson 10 Instructions Lesson 10 Lesson 18 Instructions Lesson 18
Eric demonstrates and discusses: The balance Haa-Too breathing Long tones Tongue level Breath push Octaves Download: Introduction Lesson 1 instructions Lesson 1 Lesson 10 instructions Lesson 10 Lesson 18 instructions Lesson 18
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 […]
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 […]
This video explains how, why and when to do the controversial pencil exercise.
Review some of my favorite classic lessons with trumpet teacher Claude Gordon.
To hear the MP3’s or download the transcribed solo, click on the file desired. Blue Mitchell Trumpet Solo from I’ll Close My Eyes / Download Sheet Music: A, AB, B, Bb, C, D, Db, E, Eb, F, G
To hear the MP3’s or download the transcribed solo, click on the file desired. Solo / Download Solo / (Slow Version) Download Play Along / Download Download Transcription with Instructions