Here are some archived articles on Claude Gordon & H.L. Clarke's teachings. One was written by Claude and the other by my first teacher, Carl Leach. Claude & Carl Articles

Developing Support & Breath Control

Eric discusses and demonstrates how to develop support and breath control on brass instruments. Downloads: Schlossburg 12 Schlossburg 12 bass clef

Altered Scale Flow Study for brass

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Eric demonstrates and discusses a fun way to warm up using improvisation. Downloads: Sheet music in Bb Sheet music in bass clef iRealB file Mp3 play-along (Left-click to play. Right-click to "save link as") Band In A Box f…

Theory Lesson #2 Basic Horn Arranging

Eric discusses and demonstrates basic commercial horn arranging.

Theory Lesson #1: Modal Characteristics

Eric discusses and demonstrates the 8 modes and their characteristic sounds.

Twelve Range Studies

Today I added Twelve Range Studies to the FREE Stuff page. A nice resource for trumpet players and teachers.

Jazz Warm-Up #2

Hi Everyone; Created Jazz Warm-Up #2 with Altered Scale flow studies, Intervals in Fourths and a Bop Range Study. Free download under Sample Pages: Eb

Intonation Study

Eric demonstrates how to improve your intonation and check the intonation of your instruments. Download: Intonation Study

Claude Gordon Systematic Approach to Trumpet

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…

Improvisation – Lesson 6 – Pentatonics and Fourths

, 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

Improvisation – Lesson 5 – Diatonic Time Workout

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: …

Improvisation – Lesson 4 – Practicing Licks

, 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.

Improvisation – Lesson 3 – The ii-V-I

, 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: …

Improvisation – Lesson 2 – How To Play The Blues

, 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 …

Improvisation – Lesson 1 – Note Usage (Start here)

, 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…