http://www.trumpetsizzle.com/Lead-Tru... First things first: Maynard was and still is my Trumpet Idol! Many can hear the essence of Maynard in my own playing style! That said, Maynard was not PERFECT nor was he an ANGEL! Time after time year after year, I receive negative feedback, comments, emails, etc from people saying I am too cocky, confrontational, flamboyant, self absorbed, arrogant and that I should strive to be more like Maynard Ferguson. These idiots don't KNOW the real Maynard Ferguson. They only know and consider Maynard Ferguson from age 60 until his death and YES, he was gentle, giving, kind and not very competitive during this last decade and a half. BUT FOLKS!!!! At age 30, 40, 50 Maynard was a hard core partier, ......
EVOLUTION OF THE 16 WEEK BRASS UPPER REGISTER COURSE:
9-10 years ago, I had accumulated approximately 35-40 powerful and potent range building techniques. 3/4 of which were my own proprietary techniques...the rest of the techniques were my version of mainstream routines and techniques i.e. Gordon, Caruso, Stevens, Adam, etc...
THE GOOD/THE BAD: Back then, I would teach all 35 techniques in a 2-3 hour afternoon or evening mega lesson. I charged $275.
Although the techniques are awesome and were awesome then, not everybody was getting amazing results. It was hit or miss so some students followed up with me weeks later not too happy or some...even playing worse.
One Trumpet EXERCISE if you just got BRACES and You Want To Play High Again!
Let's face it: For many trumpet students that get braces...LET THE PAIN BEGIN!!! But, it really doesn't have to be this way. Kurt Thompson, Master Trumpet Teacher and Player shows you a Trumpet exercise, technique that can get you back to normal and maybe, even get you to playing BETTER than before you got braces!
MY OTHER PEDAL TONE VIDEOS THAT MAY HELP YOU:
Hey, You just get braces on? And now your're a freshman in the marching band or maybe ...