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2019 Revised 16 Week Upper Register Course "FULL COURSE LITE" 8 Review Lessons "Live" with Kurt - Trumpetsizzle
2019 Revised 16 Week Upper Register Course "FULL COURSE LITE" 8 Review Lessons "Live" with Kurt - Trumpetsizzle

2019 Revised 16 Week Upper Register Course "FULL COURSE LITE" 8 Review Lessons "Live" with Kurt

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2019 Revised 16 Week Upper Register Course "FULL COURSE LITE" 8 Review Lessons Live with Kurt for: Trumpet, Tuba, French Horn, Cornet, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Flugelhorn, Euphonium, and Baritone players.



 To commence this course and pay, you must first contact KURT THOMPSON:  There is no buy now button. Tuition is sent via priority mail.

Course taught by phone if you live in the United States or Canada.

Course is taught by Skype if you live outside the United States

Course is taught in person depending on Kurt's schedule

This version of the course differs from the BEST version in a few ways:

1. TUITION: The tuition for this version is $557 vs $997

2. TIME: The reason most might consider this option is because their schedule does not allow for weekly meetings for this semester long course. Instead, we meet EVERY OTHER week or a total of 8 times during 16 weeks.

3. TEACHING: In this version you will be teaching yourself along with the digital download videos or the DVDs. You will begin learning the techniques on your own and every 2 weeks you will meet with Kurt for a review lesson. During each review, Kurt will answer questions, resolve concerns, and keep you pointed in the right direction. One way Kurt does this is to spot check you on various techniques that you would have just learned during the prior 2 weeks.  Should you have trouble with one or two of them or not perform them correctly, Kurt will let you know, demonstrate and remind you of the correct execution of said technique. He may likely have you make another attempt at the same technique(s).

4. REVIEW LESSONS: Typically are shorter than the FULL lessons in the $997 version. Usually these review lessons are around 30 minutes give or take vs 45 minutes on up to 1 hour in the other version.

 FULL COMPLETE LIVE COURSE (lite) - as notated 2nd from the top of the Hierarchy of Results.

By the end of Week 16, you will have received and been taught 85 Potent and High Powered Techniques for the physical Mastery of any Brass Instrument!


This course IS the Holy Grail for Trumpet and all other Brass Players!

When to expect your results:

After a decade of teaching this course, the data points to these averages:

  • Nothing after the first 2 weeks! Lol this is important because I do get people taking the course thinking they might be playing like Maynard Ferguson after learning just a few techniques in the first week or so.
  • Around Weeks 3-4 many folks experience: more ease of playing, more power, more command and control, better intonation, better accuracy, and a lift in their endurance at rehearsals and performances. 
  • Between Weeks 4-5 many will have their first 1/2 step increase in range. One day it just happens and it catches most of guard! 
  • Weeks 6-8 tend to be a period of stagnation and treading water. The reason is because of 2 things: 1. Your body is catching up to all the increased load being placed upon it. 2. Weeks 6 and 7 are the 2 most difficult weeks in the course because of the many techniques that are given to the student and also because of the placement in the course. In other words if Weeks 6 and 7 could be switched to Weeks 1 and 2, they would not appear to be so tough.
  • During the period between Weeks 8 and 9, many will notice their 2nd half step increase in range. Weeks 8 and 9 are not very difficult and then there is Week 10 where nothing new is added and we have a review.
  • Week 10 - 11 marks the appearance of the 3rd half step increase in range. Now, on average, most students have gained a minor third in range...very cool.
  • Weeks 11-14 are advanced techniques and many students find themselves gaining another half step to a whole step during this time period. So potentially, you could have added a major third to a perfect 4th to your range by the end of Week 14.
  • Weeks 14-16 can be a period of slow growth to a stagnation and most students will either not make any more gains or they might receive one more 1/2 step.

There you have it! On average, most brass players and I am talking ALL brass players: French Horn, Euphonium, Trombone, Cornet, Trumpet, Baritone, and Tuba will experience the above range increase progression. 

Keep in mind that ALL of you will continue to make range increases AFTER you have completed the course. Your improvement does NOT stop just because you reached the end of my course. In a way, it is the beginning of a very interesting journey whereby you WILL keep continuing to make gains.

I know I have: 15 years ago my range hung out in the double C to double Eb area. Now? Almost always I can get up to Triple D's and on a few rare occurrences I have popped out Triple F and Quadruple G! I have a youtube video marking my highest note and that is the Quadruple G.  I am a product of my own course and teaching. Everything is a cake walk for me these days. There is nothing I can't play range wise. I can play everything Cat Anderson did, Maynard Ferguson did, Jon Faddis did and many others.

The only exception is Bud Brisbois. Bud is the best most accurate trumpet player I have ever heard in the extreme upper register and he does certain things I have not yet been able to integrate into my playing. Precise, flawless tonguing up to Triple G comes to mind when I think of Bud Brisbois' prowess. Who knows? Maybe in another decade I will be able to play all of Bud Brisbois' awesome trumpet displays too.

The payment option for this version is the same as it is for the $997 course:


Please keep in mind that there are no refunds. You can see my refund policy at the home page down at the very bottom. 

You have to be willing to work. You have to be willing to be THE STUDENT because YOU ARE the student in this course!

Previously in this course I have told students "don't think too much because I have already done the thinking for you!" and that is exactly true. It even goes further because the more you think, the more you will try to figure out stuff and the end result is you will get into trouble. 


You may be a CEO or a top physician or lawyer in your world, but now you are in MY world where I am at the top of the food chain and you are the student.

KNOW THYSELF!         ...If you don't think you could take orders and instructions from someone else for 4 months and follow those instructions like the 10 commandments, you should not get this course!

To commence this course and pay, you must first contact KURT THOMPSON:  There is no buy now button. Tuition is sent via priority mail.