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The Meaning of Groove

The word 'groove' for most of us probably sounds like a throw-back from the 60s, a term best...
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Improvising Options

What are the options when improvising? Put...
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Transcription for Jazz Trumpet

For any student of jazz it's really important to transcribe examples of great improvised solos...
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Practice by Listening

Did you know... ...that most of your jazz practice should be simply listening to players that...

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  • Verity Jacklin Mill Hill, NW7

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    I am a professional trumpeter based in Bushey with a fun and positive approach when teaching. I am passionate about both teaching and playing and I aim to enthuse and encourage my students in playing and experiencing music.
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    Whatever the reason that people choose to learn a musical instrument, I am happy to guide and help them, the emphasis always being on encouragement and enjoyment.
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    Hi - I am a professional trumpet player with many years' teaching experience. I am happy to help students work towards exams, or just learn to play for fun.
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    Hi. Thanks for looking at my profile. I'm a friendly and enthusiastic music tutor based in Central Scotland. I work throughout the country as a private instructor, conductor and performer.
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    I am an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher of brass instruments, theory and composition. I can help you get exactly what you want out of your musical pursuits.
  • Matt Gough Raynes Park, SW20 Gold Member

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    I'm keen to hear from anybody interested in learning trumpet, Jazz or improvisation. These can be one off lessons or regular weekly lessons. I will try to be as flexible as possible so please get in touch to discuss possible lessons & availability.
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  • Improvising Options

    Daniel Friend Jazz Trumpet Teacher (Norwich) Picture What are the options when improvising? Put simply: Higher/Lower, Faster/Slower, Louder/Quieter. The most important however is to leave space in your solo, the main 'sin' of improvising is using too many notes.
  • Trumpet Fundamentals and Jazz Soloing

    Jazz Trumpet Teacher (South West London) Picture Each of us has a different embouchure for the trumpet. It is important to find out early on which is the best way for you to play. This can be done by experimentation and careful guidance from your teacher who will judge according to your jaw shape which is your natural position. Each player...
  • Books on Technique for Trumpet

    Jazz Trumpet Teacher (North London) Picture As a teacher I think its really important both to educate my pupils with the proper technique on the trumpet while at the same time helping them to enjoy playing the instrument. Technical drills and daily routines are a very important part on the trumpet to build up endurance, range, sound,...


  • Maintaining the Interest

    Jazz Trumpet Teacher (South East London) Picture From the experience I have of my past teachers, it has given me a list of do's and don'ts. I know for a fact that I almost gave up when i was 10 because the lessons were boring and uninteresting. It's so important for children to try and find their forte, whether it be music, sport or anything!...
  • The Meaning of Groove Editor's Pick

    Andrew Hall Jazz Trumpet Teacher (Croydon) Picture The word 'groove' for most of us probably sounds like a throw-back from the 60s, a term best left in the hands of Austin Powers, but in musical circles it's used more than you might think. It generally suggests something quite intangible, an 'ideal' state which musicians aim to achieve when...
  • Book Recommendation for Jazz Trumpet

    Jazz Trumpet Teacher (East London) Picture I recommend the following: 'How to Improvise' by Hal Crook It is an excellent book that provides an approach to practising improvisation.