Learning The Trumpet

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Subject: Jazz Trumpet
Last updated: 19/09/2017
Tags: aural skills, aural training, classical trumpet, jazz trumpet, perfect pitch

Learning the trumpet is a fantastic way to express yourself. It is good to play all styles of music and the trumpet is an instrument which can play jazz and classical music. Whether you would like to be part of a 60 piece orchestra or an intimate jazz band, learning the trumpet will give you the opportunity to do both!

Learning jazz trumpet in particular not only improves your aural skills but can work certain parts of the brain. For example many people believe that perfect pitch is something that you are born with. However in my experience it is possible to learn perfect pitch from practising jazz aurally.

Learning the trumpet will also help with your confidence, and will help to develop your ability to be assertive but also when to step back and take a back seat. 

Learning jazz by transcribing by ear rather than by learning from a theory book is an invaluable skill and will make you a more natural musician. This will also help you to play along with and improve with other musicians, and you will learn so much more from mixing with other players.

Andy Davies Jazz Trumpet Teacher (South East London)

About The Author

Hi, I'm Andy. I am very passionate about teaching trumpet and jazz trumpet. I am the current resident trumpeter at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club where I have run the Jam Session on Wednesdays for 8 years now.

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