Thursday, 23 January 2020

Playing Outside - tutorial 1

In my early jazz playing I didn't quite get how to play outside, but I always liked the sound and always wanted to learn. So here's one way to do it:


Everything is pretty self-explanatory, download the notes and follow the instructions in the video.
I recommend playing it first slow, maybe half tempo, then dotted rhythm (long-short, then short-long), and after that trying to play in tempo.

You may download the music sheet as PDF, or in MuseScore format, so you can edit, transpose, transcribe and customize it to your own needs. Click the image to download the format you want:

   


I hope you enjoyed the video and you'll have fun playing the licks.

Disclaimer:
All materials are properties of their owners, and are used here for informative and educational purposes. I don't accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, liability, injury or upset caused to or suffered by you as a result of misusing this material.

Cheers and happy learning,
Mihai

Saturday, 21 December 2019

Carol of the Bells for trumpet quartet

The popular song "Carol of the Bells" has its roots in the melody of an old Ukrainian folk song called Shchedryk, featuring a four-note ostinato and is in 3/4 time signature.
Not originally a Christmas tune, Shchedryk is actually a song to celebrate New Years. The most famous version has music written and arranged by Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych in 1914.
More about this on Wikipedia.

Here is my arrangement for four trumpets, with video this time:



You may download the music sheet as PDF, or in MuseScore format, so you can edit, transpose, transcribe and customize it to your own needs. Click the image to download the format you want:


I hope you enjoyed the video and you'll have fun playing it.

Disclaimer:
All materials are properties of their owners, and are used here for informative and educational purposes. I don't accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, liability, injury or upset caused to or suffered by you as a result of misusing this material.

Cheers and happy learning,
Mihai

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

"Farandole" from "L'Arlésienne" by Georges Bizet

A simple accompaniment of "Farandole" from "L'Arlésienne" suite no.2 by Georges Bizet, for trumpet. This is fitting the trumpet arrangement made by Jerry Lanning.
Buy the notes here:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Classic-Experience-Collection-Trumpet-Piano/dp/B006BULGT2 

 
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Cheers and happy learning,
Mihai

Monday, 16 September 2019

"Barcarolle" from "The Tales of Hoffmann"

This time is just a backing track. The trumpet transcription by Jerry Lanning is copyrighted to Cramer Music.
However, there is no interdiction on making a backing track fr it, so here we go 😉
The notes you can buy here:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Classic-Experience-Collection-Trumpet-Piano/dp/B006BULGT2

Enjoy the backing track:



Disclaimer: All materials are properties of their owners, and are used here for informative and educational purposes. I don't accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, liability, injury or upset caused to or suffered by you as a result of misusing this material.

Cheers and happy learning,
Mihai

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Bebop Lick #2

Not really much to say about this one. Like the previous one, it uses chromatic approach notes, and you should do what you do to all technical exercises: start wherever you want and go whatever direction you chose, internalize it and play it without notes, changing direction or even going in "spider pattern".
Here's how it looks:
There are some ideas in the sheet that you can also follow. You can combine it with the other one, going up with this, going down with the first lick.

You may download the music sheet as PDF, or in MuseScore format, so you can edit, transpose, transcribe and customize it to your own needs. Click the image to download the format you want:

  


Disclaimer:
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Cheers and happy learning,
Mihai

Mastering the Diminished Scale #3

This starts to feel a little bit repetitive...
Same concept, diminished arpeggios, this time in quintuplets on the diminished scale.

You may download the music sheet as PDF, or in MuseScore format, so you can edit, transpose, transcribe and customize it to your own needs. Click the image to download the format you want:

  


Disclaimer:
All materials are properties of their owners, and are used here for informative and educational purposes. I don't accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, liability, injury or upset caused to or suffered by you as a result of misusing this material.

Cheers and happy learning,
Mihai

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Bebop Lick #1

In a previous post I was saying about easy to use vocabulary, so here's one thing that can be used as a part of your jazz vocabulary, as well as a warmup or daily technical practice. Here is the lick:
And here's how it sounds and an idea how an be used in real life situation:

I wrote it in all tonalities, starting from G1 and going chromatically to G2. You should be able to start wherever you want and go whatever direction you chose. You should internalize it and play it without notes, changing direction or even going in "spider pattern", same like the diminished arpeggios patterns.

You may download the music sheet as PDF, or in MuseScore format, so you can edit, transpose, transcribe and customize it to your own needs. Click the image to download the format you want:



Disclaimer:
All materials are properties of their owners, and are used here for informative and educational purposes. I don't accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, liability, injury or upset caused to or suffered by you as a result of misusing this material.

Cheers and happy learning,
Mihai