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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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Man In The Moon- The West Valley Jazz Orchestra

Man In The Moon- The West Valley Jazz Orchestra

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 […]

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