Welcome to The Passive Trumpet Tutor where you will progressively learn step by step to quickly play trumpet even when you are not blowing your horn.
Each lecture is designed to teach you the trumpet notes and tones as well as key fingering and mouth pressure for each one.
As you progress through each lesson you will gain confidence in reading, listening and remembering the fingering as well as observe the patterns and progressions of each note.
Each lecture or tutorial includes a fingering chart to highlight each lesson's focus and will help you to observe the musical patterns both visually as well as listening to each tone or scale. We give you tips along the way as well as a simple quiz to ensure your comprehension and retention is high.
You can also ask questions to ensure that your can maximize your learning. We are happy to also receive feedback in ways to improve the Passive Trumpet Tutor to benefit your fellow students and trumpet enthusiasts.
You will learn where each note sits on the staff, what they sound like, which notes are associated with what fingers also referred to overtone positions and the combination of fingerings with embouchure pressure which we refer to here as positions.
Depending how advanced you are we have designed the course so that you can repeat each lecture several times a week before continuing. This course is designed for you to watch a trumpet practice drill and should reflect some of your practice sessions. We use sight, sound and motion to integrate all your learning faculties and accelerate your learning.
If you prefer the more faster embouchure position drills or the fingering scale drills you can skip to those at anytime. The Passive Trumpet Tutor will compliment your existing practice and will allow you some time to recover from fatigue and to rest your embouchure.
From now on, your practice does not have to stop when you put your trumpet down or get tired. You will quickly gain confidence in your playing and find that not only will you start to read faster but you will also tune your ear and be able to improvise sooner too.
A Brief Introduction
It was my intention to help others like myself who found it challenging to read sheet music, remembering tones and even recalling which finger was up or down for any particular note. The Trumpet is referred to as the 'King of The Brass Instruments' and the journey to learn how to play it requires practice and dedication. Out of necessity, I came up with this simple system to improve my reading, listening and overall playing. So I hope that you will find this of huge benefit and that you too will eventually find it easier to read music, remember your keys and to be able to tune your ear along the way. If you persist, I am certain that this will improve your skill as a musician and help you prove to yourself that you can achieve any goal that you put your mind to.
How To Use The Passive Trumpet Tutor
Simply watch each lecture several times each day. Focus on each lesson in order initially but eventually you can have the lecture playing on your computer or smartphone when you have some downtime and follow along.
Remember that this is designed to complement your practice so spend at least half an hour each day and you will find that you will retain your notes, tones and finger positions.
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The first part of the course is designed to review the music staff so that you remember what note sits on which line as well as learn to hear each note.
You will then go up and across the adjacent fingering chart using repetition to recognize the patterns and to follow along with the drill. As you can see here the vertical columns represent the finger positions. The number 1 represents your pointer finger and the 3 represents your ring finger. The horizontal lines we will refer to here as your positions or embouchure pressure. Each axis will be highlighted to emphasize the lesson's focus. So by the end of the first 3 sections you will become familiar with the basic variations.
You may also find it useful to hold your trumpet to practice with your fingers and when you feel like practice a particular drill that you may blow also. When you would like to rest simply by just watching will assist in your retention and accelerate your learning.
Although Udemy will monitor your progress and completion it is suggested that you regularly review and repeat all parts of this program so that you become well versed and familiar with every section.
You can later download any of the course videos so that you can focus on any particular drill independently.
We welcome your feedback and tips on how we can improve this course for future students and other trumpet enthusiasts. Please use the social media button to share with your friends.
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Download, cut and place the "Note Memory Pegging" sheet on your bedroom fittings in clockwise direction. Start associating each number depending on the order each item including the bed, side table, door, window, desk, cabinet, bookshelf, chairs etc with a number, music note and finger pattern. Happy Memory Pegging!
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