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Trumpet Lessons By Kurt Thompson
November 25, 2016 @ 11:12 PM

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.
Why?
I was sooooo frustrated because these ...

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November 25, 2016 @ 11:07 PM

 

 This is my FIRST ever Online Promotion on YouTube! Circa 2007. YouTube had only been in existence for 2 years at that time! WOW!
I was playing on my Burbank Donald Benge 5* .460 Trumpet along with my original Neill Sanders 17S mouthpiece..
Trivia: I had spoken to Don many times on the phone and got a lot of history about him and his Dad, Elden Benge.
Can you believe Don's final process was to harden and bake the lacquer on his Burbank trumpets upstairs in his wife's oven?
...Resulting in several close calls and threats of divorce by his wife.....
Can you believe Don put his HOME ADDRESS on every Burbank Trumpet at the time? 
It defintely was on mine!
Donald Benge passed away ...

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November 20, 2016 @ 6:55 PM

 Master the upper register of your instrument with Kurt Thompson!
This tutorial is for all brass instruments:
Can you slur a technical passage at the very highest part of your range?
Can you tongue a technical passage at the very highest part of your range?
Can you execute INTERVALS at the highest part of your range?
If so? You OWN the high register of your instrument bar none!
 
 

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November 20, 2016 @ 6:50 PM

 Pt. 1 Trumpet Exercise To Practice ROLL IN/ ROLL OUT without Your Horn! by: Kurt Thompson
This technique may also be beneficial to other brass players too like Tuba, French Horn, Trombone, and Baritone Euphonium players.

 

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