Theory Lesson #1: Modal Characteristics

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

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: Sheet…

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: ii-v-i_bass_clef ii-v-i_bb ii-v-i_c ii-v-i_eb

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 3-note_scale_bb_blues_c 3-note_scale_bb_blues_eb Band-in-a-Box…

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…

Improvisation - Lesson 7 - Rhythm Changes Workout

, 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…

Modern Jazz Trumpet Method – Part 2

, Eric demonstrates and discusses: Articulation Arpeggios 6 Intervals 1 Range Builder 6 Download: Intervals 1 Arpeggios 6 Range Builder 6

Modern Jazz Trumpet Method - Part 1

, Eric demonstrates and discusses: Improvisation Cyclic practice Scale Patterns 6 Download Scale Patterns 6

K-Tongue Modified

, Eric demonstrates and discusses K-tongue-modified, a tonguing technique for trumpet that will enhance sound, flexibility, range and endurance. Download: K-Tongue Modified

Tongue Level & Air – Part 2

, 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…

Tongue Level & Air - Part 1

, 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…