Eric demonstrates how to improve your intonation and check the intonation of your instruments. Download: Intonation Study
This video of Don’t Change Horses In The Middle Of The Stream featuring “The Downtown All-Stars” is not the greatest recording and we are winging it, but all in all sounds pretty good. The EB Horns: Doug Rowan – Alto Sax Noel Catura – Bari Sax Eric Bolvin – Trumpet Composed by Eric Bolvin
On 25th Avenue is a little funky thing I wrote many years ago. Features the EVI.
I don’t do many Latin gigs these days but this was a cool gig. Most of the band was flown in from Puerto Rico where Tony Vega is a well known star. We rehearsed once and then did this gig. All these cats were top notch salsa cats. Very cool being the gringo for a […]
Tutu is a fun tune to play and we do a free form arrangement.
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 is a fun gig that we play every year. They always have a nice PA at this gig and a very cool hospitality tent. Horn arrangement by Eric Bolvin The EB Horns: Doug Rowan – Alto Sax Noel Catura – Bari Sax Eric Bolvin – Trumpet
This is a big band chart that can feature any instrument as featured soloist. Today I played it on EVI. I may be the first EVI player to front a big band! Click to purchase a chart for Tribute 2001. Composed and arranged by Eric Bolvin
Here’s a big band chart that I wrote for Greg Adams and I to play on flugels. Click to purchase a chart for Mirembe. Composed and arranged by Eric Bolvin
This video explains how, why and when to do the controversial pencil exercise.
Features Russell Ferrante on piano, Noel Catura on tenor, Bruce Campbell on drums and EB on trumpet. Not my best solo but I thought I’d put it up anyway. The sax solo is monstrous! Composed and arranged by Eric Bolvin
Recorded December 3, 2006. Here’s the Yellowjackets tune featuring Russell on piano and the WVJO. I arranged this for big band and play the EVI. Pretty good blend with EVI, trumpet, alto and soprano on the head. The patch is something I came up with using Tonebank editor for the JV1010. NOTE: Sound in one […]
Recorded July 24 2007 at Jazz On The Row, San Jose CA. Can’t go wrong with What’s Goin On! Features Tom and Eric on horns. Arranged by Eric Bolvin
Recorded July 24 2007 at Jazz On The Row, San Jose CA. Here’s the title cut off our new CD “The Night, The Rain And You“. Features EB on EVI and Mikey Renwick on guitar. Politzer on sax. Composed and arranged by Eric Bolvin
Recorded July 24 2007 at Jazz On The Row, San Jose CA. This one’s by Gus and features the whole band. Composed and arranged by Gus Kambeitz
Recorded July 24 2007 at Jazz On The Row, San Jose CA. The Stevie Wonder tune features Tom on sax and EB on EVI. Arranged by Eric Bolvin