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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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Practice by Listening

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

When we learn to play jazz music it is easy to get preoccupied with all the theoretical...

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  • Mark Harrison Farnworth, BL4 Gold Member

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    I am a professional Trumpet player in Manchester. I am enthusiastic and passionate about all aspects and genres of music. Teaching keen students is both fulfilling and rewarding.
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    Mobile trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn tutor.
  • James Atashroo Central Sheffield, S10 Silver Member

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    My name is James Atashroo, I am a freelance brass musician and teacher based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
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    Hello! My name is Max and I've recently graduated from Oxford University with a BA in Mathematics. I achieved high grades at GCSE and A-level, and my high-school experience was relatively recent.
  • Timothy Warren Central Southampton, SO18

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    Hello, I am a freelance trumpet player living in Southampton. I am very enthusiastic about playing and teaching brass instruments and theory. I teach students of all ages and ability and strive to get every student to reach their potential.
  • Daniel Friend Central Norwich, NR2 Gold Member

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    I am a professional trumpet, piano, and trombone teacher, as well as composer and performer. I love teaching music, communicating an invaluable skill and helping others to learn. I teach all styles of music including classical, jazz, funk, and pop
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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.