With the founding of the Cappella Coloniensis in 1954 by the Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) in Cologne, historically informed performance style was adopted by the modern orchestral scene. (Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s Concentus Musicus had preceded this group by one year.) The orchestra’s instrumentation was copied from that of the Dresden court orchestra ...
In this article, I provide suggestions for how brass players can improve their playing by developing their imagination. I present practical examples of how I have developed my own imagination and how I have helped students develop theirs in order to improve their performance. These examples include methods for clarifying ...
Lucienne Renaudin-Vary has had an exciting and rewarding career as one of the youngest female trumpet players in the world. She discusses her early background in music, her love of both classical and jazz genres, her new album, her inspirations, and advice for young players.
On April 2nd, 2021, the documentary American Masters — "Never Too Late: The Doc Severinsen Story" premiered on PBS. Watch it here at Trumpet Magazine, and see what Doc himself tells us exclusively about it.
Analyzing the Use of the Trumpet as a Means of Communication Within the Army, In Terms of the Philosophical Thought of Thomas Aquinas
Acknowledgements: This post is dedicated to my beloved trumpet teacher, Mr. Spyrogiannis Alexandratos, as well as to the Greek Armed Forces. The trumpet as a musical instrument has been associated with military life since ancient times. In both peace and war periods, the trumpet calls sound in the ears ...
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If anyone knows about old trumpets, it's Steve Dillon. During this visit to Dillon Music, Steve showed us a beautiful keyed bugle manufactured by E.G. Wright in Boston in the mid-nineteenth century and a rare "box valve" cornet manufactured by Hall & Quinby, also in Boston at the same time. We also had the opportunity to discover some curiosities that will amaze you as much as they did us. You have to watch this video!
If anyone knows about old trumpets, it's Steve Dillon. During this visit to Dillon Music, Steve showed us a beautiful keyed bugle manufactured by E.G. Wright in Boston in the mid-nineteenth century and a rare "box valve" cornet manufactured by Hall & Quinby, also in Boston at the same time. ...
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This app is an excellent tool for musicians of all levels and instruments. It has unique features such as orchestra and piano accompaniment that allow you to enjoy trumpet during the lockdown.
Ryan Gardner: “I’m Just Lucky to Be Able to Work With Such Inspiring Students That Make Every Day a Pleasure”
Dr Ryan Gardner is the Associate Professor of Trumpet at UC Boulder. In this interview, he talks about his career and the recent successes of his students at the National Trumpet Competition. Dr Gardner’s students have won every collegiate division at the National Trumpet Competition, including the Undergraduate Solo Division — ...