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Claude Gordon Systematic Approach to Trumpet

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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 5 - Diatonic Time Workout

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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

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http://youtu.be/_4b5Nxw_mVQ 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

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http://youtu.be/Vbgc-ahfK9c 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

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http://youtu.be/UMhDxb_0XTo 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)

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http://youtu.be/tobMf2RZL84 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…

The 7 Minute Trumpet Warm-Up

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http://youtu.be/-NlJ0YYd3j8 Eric explains and demonstrates a unique way to warm-up and improve your trumpet playing. FREE Download 1. Ha-too breathing with corners engaged.  You may want to bow through the mouthpiece first to get the…

The Pencil Exercise

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This video explains how, why and when to do the controversial pencil exercise. http://youtu.be/_INaCr8rd-E