Sample from Kurt Thompson's 8 Week Lead Trumpet Course - trumpet only
Kurt Thompson Trumpet is author of the most successful trumpet and brass musician improvement course in history. It is the Holy Grail for brass playing and trumpet. In addition he has created other highly successful courses including a wonderful introduction into the world of lead trumpet playing.
When you think of the words "lead trumpet", you might immediately picture an 18 piece big band jazz band. Yes, that is true, but lead trumpet covers almost every aspect of non-classical or orchestral trumpet. In the symphony the 1st trumpet is not called lead trumpet. Rather, the individual (male or female) is referred to as the Principal Trumpet of that orchestra.
So, Broadway shows, Cruise Ship gigs, Circus gigs, Rock Bands, Pop Bands, Recording Sessions, Jazz Ensembles with more than 1 trumpet almost always have a lead trumpet player!
Being uneducated or inexperienced regarding knowing how to play lead trumpet is a major mistake for the aspiring professional trumpet player. For the seasoned classical player, at the very least, not being experienced in playing lead trumpet limits performance and income producing opportunities.
Think of the Oscars and the Grammy's. A legit classical trumpet player from the symphony is not hired for those high profile gigs...a lead trumpeter is!
A trumpet lesson is included in this sample. The sample comes from the 8 week lead trumpet course.