Learn to Play the Trumpet: Beginner to Pro Made the Easy Way
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Master the art of Trumpet! Cover a year's worth of private lessons in just a few hours and at a fraction of the cost.
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Includes:
  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 153 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Assemble and care for a trumpet
  • Form a correct, strong trumpet embouchure
  • Read and interpret music notation
  • Play dozens of popular melodies and songs
  • Perform multiple Major scales
  • Recognize and play nearly every note on the trumpet
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Requirements
  • Working Trumpet
  • Trumpet Mouthpiece
Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Trumpet is an extremely fun instrument to play, and MusicProfessor's comprehensive curriculum will help you get the most out of your learning. Master the range, tone, and technique necessary to become a great trumpet player.

Start from opening your case for the first time and progress all the way to playing your first melodies. On the way, you'll also learn basic music theory and musicianship skills.

Private lessons cost anywhere from $30 - $100/hr. Factor in driving time and expenses and you realize just how costly lessons can be. Each MusicProfessor Trumpet course provides an entire year’s worth of lessons, for a fraction of the cost, and at your own convenience. Plus, each course is taught by an industry leading instructor!


COURSE FEATURES:

  • Over 140 video lessons
  • Downloadable sheet music for each lesson
  • Dozens of familiar melodies and songs
  • Dozens of technique-building exercises
  • Major scales and scale exercises
  • Trumpet-specific troubleshooting tips and advice
  • Music Theory basics, including how to read music
  • Trumpet equipment recommendations
  • Learn how to clean and maintain your horn
  • Master the harmonic fingering series

MusicProfessor's curriculum is used in nearly 100 schools and school districts throughout the United States and by more than 14,000 students and music teachers throughout the world. No where else can you find the level of detail and professional instruction of MusicProfessor's curriculum, and, best of all, your purchase is backed by Udemy’s 30-day guarantee.

Fulfill your musical destiny by enrolling today!


NOTABLE REVIEWS

“This course is great in explaining how to play the trumpet. The structure of the course has been well planned - each lesson is presented with great clarity in a concise, right to the point manner.

This fairly large course is about as comprehensive as it should be without overwhelming me with too much information. The instructor covers each topic engagingly with amazing attention to detail. What impresses me most are the insights he shares based on his own experience - the practical tips that would save me a lot of time from having to figure it out myself.

In a nutshell, if you're a beginner looking to learn how to play the trumpet, this course will help you get the job done with minimal fuss.”

-M. Lim


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

John Holt is Associate Professor of Trumpet and Chair of the Division of Instrumental Studies at the University of North Texas. Holt is also principal trumpet with the Dallas Opera Orchestra, a position he has held since 1989.

The consummate musical artist, Holt has appeared as a soloist with orchestras throughout the United States and Europe. Committed to the advancement of contemporary chamber music in performance, recordings and education, Holt has commissioned, premiered and recorded numerous works since 2003. Trumpet Panoply CD 769 is Holt's seventh solo CD recording with Crystal Records and was released in April of 2011. His six previous solo recordings, all on the Crystal Records label, have received unanimous critical acclaim by industry publications Fanfare, American Record Guide, Instrumentalist, Gramophone and the International Trumpet Guild.

Born in Dallas, TX, Holt began studying trumpet at the age of 12 with Richard Giangiulio, former Principal Trumpet of the Dallas Symphony. He continued his studies at the University of Miami with Gilbert D. Johnson, former Principal Trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra. At age 22, Holt performed as Co-Principal Trumpet of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Ft. Lauderdale, under the direction of Emerson Buckley. At age 24, Holt became Principal Trumpet of the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, Italy, Zubin Mehta, music director. While in Italy, Holt had the great privilege of playing under some of the worlds most renowned conductors including: Luciano Berio, Georges Prtre, James Conlon, Gerd Albrecht, Carlos Kleiber, Krzysztof Penderecki, Riccordo Chailly and Carlo Maria Giulini.

At the invitation of artistic director and conductor Nicola Rescigno, Holt became Principal Trumpet of the Dallas Opera Orchestra in 1989. He received distinguished opera service awards in 1999, 2004 and 2009. Holt’s orchestral discography includes numerous recordings with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, The Dallas Opera Orchestra and The Voices of Change. He is a Yamaha Performing Artist, performing on the Yamaha Chicago C trumpet and uses TrumCor mutes, for whom he is a consultant.

This course has been provided by MusicProfessor.com, an online music education company.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students looking to catch up
  • Students looking to get ahead
  • Adult Learners
  • Absolute Beginners
  • Music students who can't access a private teacher
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 145 Lectures Collapse All 145 Lectures 07:28:59
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The Trumpet
17 Lectures 38:02

Let's discuss what we'll learn in this lesson

Preview 01:38

Where did the trumpet come from?

Preview 01:30

What do you need to play the trumpet?

Preview 01:14

What is a mouthpiece and how is it used?

Preview 02:23

How do you care for your mouthpiece?

Preview 01:20

How do you form a trumpet embouchure?

Preview 04:13

What is the trumpet?

The Trumpet
00:34

What are the different parts of the trumpet?

Parts of the Trumpet
01:49

How do you care for your trumpet?

Instrument Care
02:35

How do you create enough air to play the trumpet?

Air
02:17

How do you hold the trumpet?

Hand Position
03:33

Why is posture important for playing the trumpet?

Posture
01:24

How do you correctly form a trumpet embouchure?

Forming an Embouchure
03:06

What is buzzing and how do you do it?

Buzzing
03:52

How do you control buzzing?

Matching Pitch
01:43

Let's practice buzzing

Exercise 1.1
03:30

Let's review what we learned in this lesson

Review
01:21
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Playing the Trumpet
18 Lectures 44:26

Let's discuss what we'll learn in this lesson

Intro
00:44

Let's review what we learned in the previous lesson

Recap
02:16

Let's get the mouthpiece on the trumpet and start making noise!

Playing the Trumpet
01:49

Learn how to avoid incorrect playing

Playing the Trumpet Wrong
02:09

Let's practice making sounds

Exercise 1.1
02:31

Learn your first note, G

Note (G)
01:43

Learn how to 'feel' pulse

Pulse
02:12

Learn how to utilize your tongue

Articulation
03:04

Learn how to avoid bad articulation

Bad Articulation
02:52

Learn how to correctly stop a note

Ending a Note
03:05

Learn how to play multiple notes in a row

Notes in Succession
03:51

Learn your second note, C

Note (C)
03:39

Learn your third note, Low C

Note (Low C)
02:21

Spend some time getting to know your new ntoes

Getting to know C
03:56

Let's put all of the things we've learned together into a helpful exercise

Exercise 2.1
02:52

Let's build on the previous exercise

Exercise 2.2
01:45

Let's continue building on the previous exercise

Exercise 2.3
01:37

Let's review what we learned in this lesson

Review
02:00
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Reading Music
12 Lectures 36:28

Let's discuss what we'll learn in this lesson

Intro
00:40

Let's review what we learned in the previous lesson

Recap
01:48

Learn how to read 'time'

Rhythmic Notation
01:35

Time Signautre
03:23

Reading Time
05:16

Reading Time, part II
03:45

Note F
01:39

Note E
03:05

Note D
02:15

Learn how to read notes on the staff

The Musical Staff
03:53

Mary Had a Little Lamb
07:35

Review
01:34
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Expanding Range
12 Lectures 27:53

Let's discuss what we'll learn in this lesson

Intro
00:30

Recap
01:10

Recap, part II
02:37

Note A
02:54

London Bridge
02:45

Note B
01:56

Getting to know A and B
03:31

Learn a new rhythm, the dotted half note

Dotted Half Notes
01:07

3/4 Time
03:28

German Waltz
03:37

Learn how and why the trumpet is a 'transposing' instrument

Transposition
01:37

Review
02:41
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Major Scales
18 Lectures 47:51

Let's discuss what we'll learn in this lesson.

Intro
01:07

Recap
03:28

Recap, part II
02:25

Note D
02:51

Note Bb
01:27

Let's introduce Lip Slurs

A brief introduction to Lip Slurs
01:13

Spend some time getting to know your new notes

Exercise 1.1 - Getting to know Bb and D
04:31

Note Low B
01:35

Note Low Bb
01:23

Getting to know B and Bb
03:37

Learn about Major Scales, their importance, and how to play them

Intro to Major Scales
00:59

C Major Scale
04:08

Learn a new rhythm, the Eighth Note

Exercise 2.1 - Eighth Notes
02:24

Eighth Notes on the Staff
03:24

Eighth Notes continued
02:25

Ode to Joy
03:23

Frere Jacques
04:56

Let's review what we learned in this lesson

Review
02:35
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Intervals
14 Lectures 36:35

Let's discuss what we'll learn in this lesson

Intro
00:31

Let's review what we learned in the previous lesson

Recap
02:08

Recap, part II
02:31

Note E
03:00

Getting to know E
03:36

Note Eb
01:02

Getting to know Eb
03:15

Note Low Eb
01:12

Getting to know Low Eb
03:31

Bb Major Scale
02:29

Interval Study
03:42

Intervals and Accents
03:22

Can Can
04:32

Let's review what we learned in this lesson

Review
01:44
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Dotted Quarter + Eighths
14 Lectures 34:10

Let's discuss what we'll learn in this lesson

Intro
00:52

Let's review what we learned in the previous lesson

Recap
02:20

Let's continue reviewing material from the previous lesson

Recap, part II
01:45

Note F
01:50

Getting to know F
04:55

F Major Scale
02:54

Note Ab
01:20

Getting to know Ab
02:46

Eb Major Scale
02:10

Let's discuss the importance of tuning and intonation

Tuning
01:39

Dotted Quarter + Eighths
01:58

America
04:27

Theme from the 'New World'
02:44

Let's review what we learned in this lesson

Review
02:30
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Transposition
21 Lectures 57:40

Let's discuss what we'll learn in this lesson

Intro
00:43

Let's review what we learned in the previous lesson

Recap
04:19

Learn how to transpose correctly

Transposition Phenomenon
01:17

Note F#
01:27

Getting to know F#
03:36

Lip Slurs and Dynamics
04:44

Lip Slurs and Dynamics, part II
04:54

Note C#
01:16

Getting to know C#
02:33

D Major Scale
02:11

Note Low C#
01:56

Getting to know Low C#
05:15

Note Low A
01:59

Getting to know Low A
04:04

Note Ab
01:45

Getting to know Ab
03:39

Enharmonics
01:13

Humoresque
03:07

Humoresque, part II
01:11

Stars and Stripes
05:44

Let's review what we learned in this lesson

Review
00:47
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Chromatic Scale
18 Lectures 48:02

Let's discuss what we'll learn in this lesson

Intro
00:40

Let's review what we learned in the previous lesson

Recap
02:01

Note G
02:29

Getting to know G
02:59

Note Low F#
01:38

Getting to know Low F#
03:57

A Major Scale
02:23

Ab Major Scale
02:27

Chromatic Scale
02:39

Chromatic Runs
03:12

When the Saints
03:39

When the Saints, part II
02:50

What do you need to clean your trumpet?

Cleaning Tools
01:30

How do you correctly and carefully break your trumpet apart?

Parts of the Instrument
03:23

How do you clean and maintain your trumpet?

Cleaning the Instrument
02:50

How do you make sure that everything fits back together correctly?

Putting it Back Together
05:33

How do you make sure your valves work smoothly and accurately?

Oiling the Valves
03:08

How do you clean your mouthpiece?

Mouthpiece Cleaning
00:44
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 01:52

Let's review what we learned in this lesson

Review
01:52
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