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"So you want better ...

Range and Endurance"?

Here are 65 Surefire Stategies no one is telling you about.

Trumpet Lessons: Kurt Thompson, Pro Trumpet Player, Trumpet Lessons, Credentialed Teacher/Band Director & Maynard Ferguson Tribute Soloist


FREE BONUS TECHNIQUE at the bottom of this page. Find out how to increase your high range and endurance in as little as 3-4 days, but don't skip the follow important information below:


Why do very few brass players play so easily in the upper register - while you put up with painful mouthpiece pressure and extreme difficulty trying to ring out those high notes? What if there was a way you could, in a short period of time, improve your current upper register by as much as 3 or 4 or 5 notes, and possibly, Incredibly, 1 Octave! ...and double, triple, or quadruple your endurance - What playing opportunities and gigs would open up for you as a result?
What if you could walk into a Big Phat Band rehearsal and take over for Wayne Bergeron if he wasn't able to make it? What if you could play on tuba the Carnival of Venice the way Roger Bobo did? What if you could fearlessly play any impossible french horn part the way Dale Clevenger did? What if you could step out on stage and play one of Dave Steinmeyer's buttery high note trombone ballads?
..... then life would be good and you would want to live to be 150 years old!

If you could take just one program that shows you how to skyrocket your upper register where most mortals only dream, this is it. I dare you to complete this entire program and not change the way you play and sound in the upper register.

"My range went from High E above High C to a piercing Double A......"
Michael Franklin, Come-back Player
"This trumpet program with Kurt was filled with useful techniques  and exercises that I have incorporated into my routine. They have greatly improved my range and strength. Thanks Kurt!"
Ari M., M.M.E. Freelance Trumpeter

If you are...

  • a High school Trumpet, French Horn, or Trombone player in band

  • a Trumpet , Trombone, Tuba, Euphonium, French Horn major in college

  • a Come-back player
  • a Freelance Professional Trumpeter, French Hornist, Trombonist
  • a Hobbyist musician
  • a 3rd part player forever dreaming to play 1st part or lead


... you are about to learn the most often overlooked truth about how to achieve unstoppable high range and endurance. 


#1 Rated Online Trumpet Teacher For The First Six Months Of 2012 is:

Mr. Kurt Thompson of Los Angeles, CA!

(source: America's Best Teachers Association)


If you've ever wondered what the single most important skill is for any brass player, that when mastered, would single-handedly account for more success than any other skill, I would tell you, without a doubt -- it's the ability to play accurately and powerfully in the upper register. Think about it: How well could you sightread with a 1 octave range? Very Poorly! How well could you improvise with a 1 octave range? Very Horribly! How many orchestral pieces could you perform with a 1 octave range? Not many!


Listen closely. You could spend a bundle taking lessons, buying a new horn, or trying and buying a ton of mouthpieces -- but all of that isn't going to do you much good if you haven't developed a foundation of steel and strength in your embouchure.


What do players and teachers from around the world say about Kurt Thompson's 4 month Upper Register Program:



(The above video contains short snippets from just 25 of my graduates over the last several years.)

MYTH: Unless you were born with the natural ability to play high like Maynard Ferguson or David Steinmeyer, you are completely out of luck. Wrong!sp

100's of TubaFrench HornEuphoniumTrombone, and Trumpet players that have gone through Kurt Thompson's 4 Month Upper Register Program have Proven it is possible for ANYONE to achieve an amazing upper register and unstoppable endurance!


My Experience With Kurt: I took his 4 month program to increase my endurance, which sucked when I first started. His guarantee actually is what finally convinced me to jump in and in a weird way, I was hoping I wouldn't get the results he promised just so I could hang with him for a day, but things worked out great! Kurt diagnosed me as a pressure freak which contributed to my very poor endurance. Finishing the 4 months was tough, but my endurance is killer now and my range also went up to the 2nd F above the staff!

Riley Cantrell, Trombone Major



You can say that I started TrumpetSizzle and my Trumpet Lessons Program originally as a solution to the scarcity of skilled Lead Trumpeters and Piccolo Trumpet Players. I also found it wasn't just trumpeters, but trombone, baritone, and french horn players too! There simply are too many music ensembles and genres in these modern times needing Brass Players adept and skilled at performing in the Upper Range of their instruments -- and only a small handful of brass players proficient enough to do the job.

Even when brass players took lessons, got college degrees in performance, studied with high profile brass teachers like Roy Stevens, Doc Rheinhardt, Claude Gordon, etc..., many were still getting very poor results. How could one brass player get fantastic results from Doc Rheinhardt for example, but 9 others uttlerly fail? Was it their fault? I spent a great deal of time trying to find out why this was, and then WHAM! I stumbled on exactly why and what was going on! And that's how TrumpetSizzle came into existence. 

DID YOU KNOW...that you don't have to be rich to get some help with Upper Register and Endurance?  Only $9 can get you in the door: Click Here to speak with Kurt about program options: You Got Questions? I Got Answers!

I condensed all these extremely potent range building and endurance techniques that have taken me a lifetime to acquire into ...
... the 4 Month Brass Upper Register Course -- a one-of-a-kind program with close to 16-hours of curriculum spread out over 16 weeks of tele-classes.

I've tried Balanced EmbouchureClaude Gordon Systematic Approach, some lessons with Doc Rheinhardt back in 1981 and spent $300 on a gold Prana Monette Mouthpiece. Kurt's 4 month course is the ONLY thing that significantly improved my high range and endurance!!! I can now play almost all of the lead trumpet charts in the Buddy Rich Library.

I could go on and on Kurt...Thank You!!!!!!!

Carmine Adams, 62 from South Philly

Here are just a few of the juiciest secrets I reveal in the current course that has evolved over the last 4 years (I'll tell you later how *you* can get your hands on the these powerful techniques at a discount on the original course tuition):
  • The incredible Formula for Squeezing out every last drop of range and endurance at your current level - This proprietary formula, which I invented, is included in the Bonus Technique, but don't cheat: make sure to continue reading all the amazing and unbelievable techniques brass players found to be the saving grace for their performance in the upper register.
  • Common upper register principles that work well in theory and possibly on your couch at home - but fail miserably when you step in to your rehearsal or gig. Countless trumpet players, trombone players, tuba players, baritone players, and french horn players are making these deadly mistakes everyday - and don't even know that they're killing chops and endurance in the process.
  • Why most known or mainstream trumpet and brass methods i.e. Gordon, Stamps, Caruso, Balanced Embouchure, T.C.E., etc.. won't spark true range building phenomena until you learn this very important secret!
  • Why any one method or technique (alone) won't ever work to build range for the majority of brass players i.e. Gordon, Cat Anderson, 37 Weeks To Double High C, etc...If you have been pounding away at one method for a long time with only mediocre results, you need to find out why so you can quite spinning your wheels!


  • The one technique that will put you on auto-pilot should you get a case of the jitters or even stage-fright. Believe me, auto-pilot is a lifesaver compared to completely going blank.

  • Why even the best trumpet players that ever walked the planet, couldn't even teach their own children how to play the trumpet! Incredibly, I am talking about both Maynard Ferguson and Maurice Andre. Both sent their kids to seriously take trumpet lessons  with  someone else....kinda makes you involuntarily shake your head back and forth in disbelief, doesn't it? So, why did this happen?
  • Why choosing a brass teacher who can demonstrate and play in the upper register is a MUST - Anything less and you will be left with your pockets empty and your chops still hurting! YOU MUST STUDY WITH SOMEONE WHO CAN PLAY AND TEACH - Don't settle for less....this one is a no brainer.
  • The one technique that gives you triple the endurance for the amount of time you practice it i.e. practice it for 20 minutes, but amazingly, get an hour of endurance and playing time. This one alone is worth your investment in this course.
  • The million-dollar Technique inspired by the legendary Bill Chase. (Don't laugh - but my brain was doing cartwheels and backflips when I first discovered this technique years ago! This one technique by itself will likely pop your range up a half step to 1 full note)
  • Learn 2 techniques that instantly test whether or not you are using too much pressure.
  • Why air is important, but it is not the panacea to playing powerful high notes that some famous trumpet players would have you believe. Learn the truth so you can reduce your frustration levels and get on to building range the right way.
  • Why you should never model or mirror your embouchure, mouthpiece placement, etc... on other successful high note players.....NOT EVEN ME!
  • One unbelievable technique that I invented called The 15 Second Note. Like a scale that shows whether you have gained or lost weight, this technique reports back in real time whether or not you've made progress. 100% correct every time!
  • What happens when you hit a plateau, or you find yourself stuck in a rut? I have a clever technique that will get you out of that rut and on the road to progress in 2-3 weeks. This won't ever happen during my course, but it eventually happens to all of us - Find Out What To Do 
  • You will absolutely love that almost 1/3 of the Upper Register Techniques from this course (21 in fact) can be practiced while your horn is left in the case. Study, relax, watch TV, drive...while you do these techniques. That means even if you were too busy on a certain day to practice your horn as much as you would have wanted, all is not lost.
  • How one mouth-watering technique will get your heart beating faster by keeping your technique as razor sharp as possible for only a 1-2 minute investment of your practice time.This technique is so powerful that you will literally feel guilty about accepting any discounts that I offer on the tuition for this course. (...but I will still give you those discounts anyway)
  • What you should do if you have a tendency to become dizzy and one product you can purchase from your local drug store that might solve this problem instantly.
  • This is the absolute best way to inject "paint-peeling octane" into weak chops. It's absolutely fool-proof!
  • Learn what not to do: This is the one thing that most people had in common who started my course.
  • Discover several techniques that will keep you from becoming that horribly sounding "screamer". You know: Schrill, out of tune, chipping every other note, no control, Mr. Chainsaw, Mr. 10 minute hero......
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 So you see, I condensed everything I've learned over the last 20 years about High Range Proficiency and Iron Endurance into 16 hours of pure, unadulterated substance. Quite frankly, there isn't a course out there that's as comprehensive as this - at any price - that can propel your range and endurance to record highs in 16 weeks.
"Hi I am Larry from San Diego, and I play jazz, and if you are looking at this video or some of the other of Kurt’s video testimonials, it could be that you are interested in taking this course. You may find that your embouchure starts to form in a different way, albeit slightly but you feel new, good things happening........Take it, study it and it will be exercises and techniques you will have forever."
- Larry karagheusian, August 30, 2012

Free Bonus : - The most often overlooked Technique to Increase Range and Endurance in as little as 3-4 days! This is my free gift for you. By practicing this one technique, you will discover up to 1 whole step in range and up to 25% more endurance...TRY IT TO BELIEVE IT! click here


"If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."

- Benjamin Franklin


Bottom line is, for about what you and your spouse or significant other would spend at Starbuck's Coffee for a few months, you could be learning and mastering these 65 Upper Register Techniques that have been changing brass musician's lives for the last 4 years.

I should not have to convince you of the obvious benefits that participating in the 4 Month Brass Upper Register Program will bring you.  But if you think you can't afford a small investment that will change your playing forever, that's exactly why you need this course.  It'll show you how to start reaping benefits and erase your endurance and range problems forever.

CLICK HERE for Customized Upper Register and Endurance Lessons if you currently are unable to afford or commit to the 4 month program.

How many gigs are you losing to the player with better chops, bigger sound, and play all night endurance? (It's a lot more than just a few hundreds each month)

Trumpeters: How much more money will you make if you can play lead trumpet in a broadway show, on a cruise ship, in a cover band, at an amusement park, or in a big band?

DID YOU KNOW....Lead Players are in demand the last 3 months of the year? You can make an extra $2000-$3000 from October to December 31st playing lead for all the year end Non-Profit Fundraisers, Christmas Parties, Office Holiday Parties, Pre-New Year Eve's Parties and New Year's Eve Parties.


You will make your investment in this course back in only a few months of gigs you get from being able to play lead trumpet. You simply can't afford not to take my course if you intend to do be competitive in your community.

Who's getting all the A list Lead Trumpet Jobs and Gigs in your area now???


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Can you believe this 4 month upper register course is guaranteed? Sometimes I forget there actually is a guarantee because NO ONE has ever activated the guarantee in over 4 years since this course came into existence. Here it is:
Guarantee: Take and complete the entire 4 Month Brass Upper Register Course in 4 months and if you don't achieve the improvement in range and endurance you and I agreed on in our phone consultation, contact me within 7 days of completing the course and you can spend an entire 8 hour day with me in person to fix any problems and correct any execution issues regarding the techniques taught during the course.
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The Trumpet is a great instrument whether jazz trumpet or solo trumpet,  but requires a very strong embouchure. What kind of trumpet notes require this type of strong embouchure? High C, Double C, and Triple C all would require a strong embouchure to play these high trumpet notes.  A trumpeter must take trumpet lessons to increase skill level. Trumpeters like Maynard Ferguson playing the trumpet solo, Give It One, and Bill Chase playing the trumpet solo, Get It On, had a very strong trumpet embouchure. Trumpets are made out of brass and make a beautiful sound when used in trumpet songs. James Last Orchestra also featured many fine trumpet players. This site has trumpet tips, trumpet websites, trumpet sites,  trumpet teachers, trumpet tutors, and trumpet lessons. Don't forget about TPIN, Trumpet Player's International Network, ITG, and International Trumpet Guild

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