“The More You Know About Any Subject Will Improve Your Musicality, So the More You Know About Other Techniques and Genres, the Better”

He is of Armenian descent, was born in Canada, grew up in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and has lived in Brooklyn, New York (USA) for a few years. This cultural mix is probably reflected in the music he makes. He studied with such greats as Laurie Frink and Ralph Alessi, has published several albums and leads his own groups with whom he maintains an intense artistic activity. We present to you, the great Michael Sarian! Do not miss the interesting exercise that he shares in PDF to work on scales and arpeggios in odd meters!

“Winning the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album Is Beyond Anything I Ever Imagined”

The trumpeter we will interview today is no more and no less an absolute lover of music. He has had an immense career as a freelancer in California, but also was a member of the Band of the Golden West for 20 years, and has won a Grammy Award. Don’t miss this interview with Jon Ruff, who is just loaded with knowledge… and also don’t miss this interesting PDF of exercises that he wrote with his own hand for the members of Trumpet Magazine!

“It’s Not the Best Player Who Wins a Job, It’s the Best Prepared Player”

Today, we are interviewing one of the most relevant trumpeters in the Chicago area, who also happens to be a great person: Bill Denton. He studied with James Thompson and with Dave Hickman, among others; he has performed in the US Army Field Band and with other entities before winning his fist orchestra position in the Alabama Symphony. Currently, he is the principal trumpet of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra. In addition to his interview with Trumpet Magazine, he shares none other than a PDF of exercises for our Members!

“The Trumpet Is a Demanding Instrument, but If You Give It the Attention It Requires Everyday and Approach It the Right Way, You Will Have Success”

Today we have Eric Siereveld, the new Assistant Professor of Trompeta at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, a young musician that is involved with the William Adam philosophy of trumpet playing and has had a lot of freelance experience in all musical genres while living New York city. Don’t miss all the information he shares with Trumpet Magazine… and the exercise in PDF for subscribers!

“Knowledge Gleaned From Overcoming Obstacles Can Be More Easily Communicated to Students Than the Things I Can Do Naturally”

Today, we have an interview with David Krauss, a student of Wynton Marsalis and currently the principal trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, who also maintains his intense pedagogical works as a professor in the Juilliard School Pre-College Division, Rutgers University, Mannes School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Berkshire Summer Music… He is every bit of an international figure in the trumpet world and was willing to share his knowledge with Trumpet Magazine… and an exercise in PDF for members!

“Results Will Only Happen When Students Honestly Assess Their Weaknesses and Take Them to Task”

In this new chapter we have Brandon Craswell, Associate Professor of Trumpet at University of Georgia, in Athens (USA). Brandon is also a professor of our Trumpet Magazine School, where we have several interesting videos of his, but we also wanted to share his experience with our members through an interview. Brandon gives us a few tips that he uses when working on Clarke studies with his students.

“Most Technical/Physical Issues Can Be Solved by Focusing on the Music Itself”

Today we have the honor of interviewing a celebrity trumpeter, composer and director, Stanley Friedman, who also shares a preview of his soon to be published book with members of Trumpet Magazine — the book is called “Symmetrical Studies” (exercises and warm-ups designed to increase the register, maintain constant airflow and centering notes). Thank you, Stanley!

“So Much of Trumpet Playing Relies on Healthy, Balanced Playing”

Today we have David Dash, professor at the University of North Carolina, who shares his practice routine and philosophy with our thousands of users. In addition, subscribers will get a free PDF with an exercise that is specially designed to work on the Respighi "Pines of Rome" solo!

“My Teacher, Pierre Thibaud, Told Us All the Time — ‘You Should Know Your Trumpet Concerti at 150% to Be Able to Play It at 90% During an Audition or Exam’”

Today we have the pleasure of interviewing Philippe Litzler, principal of the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich and professor at the Lucerne School of Music (Switzerland), a European exponent (student of Thibaud in Paris) who also wanted to share a basic practice routine that he designed for his students with the members of Trumpet Magazine. Thanks, Philippe!
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