Learn to Play the Trumpet: Beginner to Pro Made the Easy Way

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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  • Lectures 145
  • Contents Video: 6 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2014 English

Course Description

COURSE UPDATES:

  • (05/28/16) In order to more accurately reflect the value users get from our courses and to help us develop future content, MusicProfessor will adjust our prices from $20 to $30 on May 31, 2016. 


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.

What are the requirements?

  • Working Trumpet
  • Trumpet Mouthpiece

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

What 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

What you get with this course?

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: The Trumpet
01:38

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

01:30

Where did the trumpet come from?

01:14

What do you need to play the trumpet?

02:23

What is a mouthpiece and how is it used?

01:20

How do you care for your mouthpiece?

04:13

How do you form a trumpet embouchure?

00:34

What is the trumpet?

01:49

What are the different parts of the trumpet?

02:35

How do you care for your trumpet?

02:17

How do you create enough air to play the trumpet?

03:33

How do you hold the trumpet?

01:24

Why is posture important for playing the trumpet?

03:06

How do you correctly form a trumpet embouchure?

03:52

What is buzzing and how do you do it?

01:43

How do you control buzzing?

03:30

Let's practice buzzing

01:21

Let's review what we learned in this lesson

Section 2: Playing the Trumpet
00:44

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

02:16

Let's review what we learned in the previous lesson

01:49

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

02:09

Learn how to avoid incorrect playing

02:31

Let's practice making sounds

01:43

Learn your first note, G

02:12

Learn how to 'feel' pulse

03:04

Learn how to utilize your tongue

02:52

Learn how to avoid bad articulation

03:05

Learn how to correctly stop a note

03:51

Learn how to play multiple notes in a row

03:39

Learn your second note, C

02:21

Learn your third note, Low C

03:56

Spend some time getting to know your new ntoes

02:52

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

01:45

Let's build on the previous exercise

01:37

Let's continue building on the previous exercise

02:00

Let's review what we learned in this lesson

Section 3: Reading Music
00:40

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

01:48

Let's review what we learned in the previous lesson

01:35

Learn how to read 'time'

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
03:53

Learn how to read notes on the staff

Mary Had a Little Lamb
07:35
Review
01:34
Section 4: Expanding Range
00:30

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

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
01:07

Learn a new rhythm, the dotted half note

3/4 Time
03:28
German Waltz
03:37
01:37

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

Review
02:41
Section 5: Major Scales
01:07

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

Recap
03:28
Recap, part II
02:25
Note D
02:51
Note Bb
01:27
01:13

Let's introduce Lip Slurs

04:31

Spend some time getting to know your new notes

Note Low B
01:35
Note Low Bb
01:23
Getting to know B and Bb
03:37
00:59

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

C Major Scale
04:08
02:24

Learn a new rhythm, the Eighth Note

Eighth Notes on the Staff
03:24
Eighth Notes continued
02:25
Ode to Joy
03:23
Frere Jacques
04:56
02:35

Let's review what we learned in this lesson

Section 6: Intervals
00:31

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

02:08

Let's review what we learned in the previous lesson

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
01:44

Let's review what we learned in this lesson

Section 7: Dotted Quarter + Eighths
00:52

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

02:20

Let's review what we learned in the previous lesson

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MusicProfessor provides pre-recorded, high-quality online music lessons for students who either can't study with a private teacher or would like to further supplement their education. We do so via a massive library of lessons taught by some of the finest faculty in the country.

WOODWINDS: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone

BRASS: Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba

EXTRACURRICULAR: Music Theory, Conducting, Percussion

MusicProfessor launched in 2012 with a single instrument series, 'Bassoon 101,' but has since expanded to over 12 instrument series with just over 5000 video lessons. Our 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.

Nowhere else can you find the level of detail and professional instruction of MusicProfessor's curriculum. Fulfill your musical destiny by signing up today!

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