Trumpet Resources by Luis Miguel Araya
Costa Rican trumpet player Luis Miguel Araya shares with Trumpet Magazine some valuable resources for trumpet practicing.
Working as a Team
We have a lot of courses to learn technique, soloist repertoire, jazz... but music is more enjoyed in groups, so here you have this course to learn how to work in a team.
How to Play in the Orchestra
The qualities of an orchestral trumpet player are very different from those of a jazz or commercial trumpet player. Neither better nor worse, simply different. And in this course we wanted to bring together some orchestral trumpet players who will give their views and advice in this regard.
The Correct Way to Practice Stamp’s Exercises
Many students who studied with James Stamp warn that, in many cases, the exercises of this great pedagogue are not well understood and therefore are usually practiced incorrectly. Luckily for us, in Trumpet Magazine, we have direct students of Stamp. In this course, they will explain the philosophy of these exercises and how to play them as Jimmy intended.
How to Learn and Teach the Trumpet
In this course different teachers will give us some tips both to learn ourselves and to teach our students to play the trumpet.
Rex Richardson’s Routine
In this course, Rex reviews some basic technical aspects that every trumpeter needs to dominate.
A Lot of Ideas for Trumpet Routines
In this course we have a handful of teachers who will explain to us what their basic ideas are regarding the different issues we work on during a practice routine: warm-up, technical maintenance, etc.
This is a very complete piece for intermediate level students due to the use of all kinds of different dynamics, a wide range, variety of different articulations, endurance, etc.
Jean Hubeau was a precocious pianist (admitted to the National Conservatory of Paris at the age of 9) whose recordings are considered authentic references. In fact, he made some with Maurice André. He was also a great composer, writing for our instrument this well-known work that is worked on in almost all schools.
Brotons’s Hojas de otoño
“Hojas de otoño” (“Autumn Leaves”) is a beautiful piece written by the Spanish composer Salvador Brotons.
The French composer and conductor Albert Beaucamp wrote this interesting piece that is recommended for mid-level trumpet players.
This short piece is usually worked on at elementary levels. Great technical ability is not required but a high level of musicality is.