Sample The 10 Week Beginner-Intermediate Upper Register Course for Trumpet and all Brass Players!
This version is easier and less aggressive than my 16 week upper register course. Don't let the beginner-intermediate title throw you. If you are a typical amateur, hobby, adult trumpet or brass musician, then likely this course is right up your alley.
...because you may not have a burning desire to gain 4 or 5 notes in range, work hard for 4 months and of course spend more money. My 16 week course is the Holy Grail and for many good reasons: YOU WORK HARD AND GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!
This 10 week unleaded, diet version is easier going, but still very viable for anyone wishing to improve their chops. It is just not as ambitious as my 16 week course.
I still advise to take this course with me LIVE each week via phone or skype audio rather than just trying to do the video course alone, but..if you absolutely have no choice, you will still get great results with this course compared to studying with your local private lesson teacher.
Why not try this sample and then the sample from the 16 week upper register course? After viewing both, you should have a good idea which course you want to get involved in.
Although this Course Can Be Taken By Very Young Players or Inexperienced Adults, There Are Some Minimum Requirements:
If you are a student and under 18 years of age, you need to have had at least one year of experience in band or private lessons.
So, If you are 12 years old and in 6th grade band, but started in 5th grade, you would qualify!
If you are an adult over 18 years of age, you need to have had at least 6 months of private lessons or a similar experience in a playing ensemble.
So, If you are 38 years old and got a trumpet or other brass instrument 6 months ago and have been taking private lessons, you would qualify!
The above minimums are important because this is not a course for pure beginners who have never touched an instrument or been in band.
Some other requirements before enrolling in this 10 week upper register course:
1. Knowledge of the staff, lines and spaces, treble clef, key signature, time signature, note values, rest values
2. Proper handling of the trumpet, trombone, or other instrument
3. Knowledge of 3 scales: C, F, G
4. Fingerings from low F# up to middle D,Eb or the equivalent on the other brass instruments
5. Minimum 30 minutes practice per day
This is actually more than a sample. It is a lesson. The entire video is close to 37 minutes taken directly from the my newer upper register course for beginning and intermediate trumpet and brass players. This sample is around 2 gigs so make sure you are using a fast internet speed and have enough storage on your device.
You REALLY need to double check your storage space on your device and have uninterrupted internet service. I do not recommend downloading this to a phone. It is much better to download first to a Computer, Mac, or Laptop. If you later want to transfer some lessons to your phone, that is fine and should work.
Internet not too fast? When that happens, I head to Starbucks during late morning or mid-afternoons and the speed is usually quite fast - 100mbps!
lol last resort: McDonalds! Even if you are out in the boonies, you should be able to find a Mcdonalds somewhere near the highway, right? They have free internet and it is decently fast at 20mbps.