Trumpet Lessons By Kurt Thompson
July 23, 2018 @ 7:40 AM


*New* GIRLS LIKE YOU Trumpet Cover arranged by KURT THOMPSON 2018 *NEW* from Maroon 5 A close friend recently said why don't you do a cover a brand new hit. Oh, you mean not from the 70's or 80's? She smiled! ok then...I heard Maroon 5's GIRLS LIKE YOU on Saturday July 21, 2018. I started working on arranging it for trumpet that night. I recorded it on Sunday July 22, 2018. I really like the song and I like the video...a very cool video where women of all nationalities, races, preferences keep appearing and then...disappearing...very kool! The song's main tune is very catchy and plus it seems easy to groove and dance to as well. Of course I had to throw some high note licks in too, right? hehehe Enjoy! Kurt ......

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October 5, 2017 @ 10:26 PM

Kurt's first official Music Video: Macarthur Park ala Doc Severinsen

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February 25, 2017 @ 4:51 AM

Professional Trumpet Player and Teacher, Kurt Thompson, is now ranked as the number one trumpet teacher and brass coach online and on youtube!
With over 900 videos on youtube, Kurt is the reigning King of Trumpet Instruction online. Kurt Thompson's prowess on trumpet and as a teacher is backed up by 70 VIDEO REVIEWS! Yes, since Kurt started his website, back in 2010, many of his current and past students have enthusiastically left glowing and rave reviews about Kurt's trumpet lessons. Not only did they leave the standard written reviews about Kurt's trumpet lessons, these very satisfied students took it to the next level:......

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February 17, 2017 @ 6:04 AM

Best High Note National Anthem on Trumpet!
Is this the best high note national anthem on trumpet? Comment down below.
Yes, the Best High Note National Anthem on Trumpet may be a matter of opinion, but this one is quite decent.

So, what do you think?

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February 1, 2017 @ 4:37 PM

ol yes this band deserves some thumbs down, but lol!!!! For being touted as one of the best schools for music and best jazz bands NOTHING could be further from the truth! I would certainly and easily pit my own college jazz band up against this UNT ONE O' CLOCK LAB BAND for the simple reason? They got NO power lead trumpet!!!
As you have heard and likely why you gave this a thumbs down, the lead player BLASTS out High C's thru F's, but has no POWER LEAD ABILITIES ( double G through double D).
The entire time I was there with this band ( their best), I felt I was listening to a fast freddy hubbard or clifford brown jazz transcription.....
So, how can i go to a school where I PLAY BETTER than the FACULTY ??? i WAS highly ...

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January 29, 2017 @ 3:46 PM

Parking Garage "MARIA" Maynard version! By Kurt THOMPSON Trumpet 

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January 29, 2017 @ 3:37 PM

Kurt's BLOG: University Trumpet Professor vs Online Trumpet Teacher - Whom Do You Trust? 



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January 5, 2017 @ 3:15 AM 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, ......

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November 25, 2016 @ 11:12 PM

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.
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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