Master Trumpet Playing: Intermediate Instruction Made Simple

Move beyond beginner with MusicProfessor's intermediate Trumpet course. A year's worth of lessons in just a few hours!
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  • Lectures 130
  • Contents Video: 5.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate 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:

Pick up where MusicProfessor’s Beginner Trumpet course leaves off, adding more complex rhythms, scales and tone exercises to your repertoire.

Trumpet is a challenging, but extremely fun instrument to play, and MusicProfessor's intermediate curriculum will help you get the most out of your learning. Master the range, tone, and technique necessary to become a great trumpet player. On the way, you'll also learn useful music theory and musicianship skills. Plus, sheet music is available for each lesson.

Private lessons cost anywhere from $30 - $100/hr, and as you improve, unfortunately, so does the cost of lessons. 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 instruction, for a fraction of the cost, and at your own convenience. Plus, each course is taught by an industry leading instructor!


COURSE FEATURES:

  • Over 130 video lessons
  • Downloadable sheet music for each lesson
  • Master the challenging high trumpet register
  • Extend your abilities with multiple warm-up exercises
  • Learn new, complex rhythms and meters
  • Dozens of familiar melodies and songs
  • Dozens of technique-building exercises
  • Tons of double-tonguing tips and tricks
  • Major scales and scale exercises
  • Trumpet-specific troubleshooting tips and advice
  • Advanced Music Theory topics, including how to interpret phrasing and dynamics
  • Trumpet equipment recommendations

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

“John Holt teaches aspiring trumpet players how to form and strengthen their embouchure.”

-@WilkersonBand


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
  • Thorough knowledge of basic music theory and notation

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Double Tongue
  • Play for longer periods without fatigue thanks to numerous strength-building exericses
  • Master the high register
  • Play nearly the full, natural range of the trumpet
  • Interpret dynamic markings
  • Play expressively with phrasing, dynamics, and vibrato
  • Read complex rhythms and meters like 6/8 and Cut Time

What is the target audience?

  • Adult Learner
  • Students looking to catch up
  • Students looking to get ahead
  • Music students who can't access a private teacher
  • Intermediate Players

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Tempo Markings
00:43

Welcome to MusicProfessor's Beyond Beginner Course, a continuation of our Beginning Trumpet Series. Here, you'll extend your skills from total beginner to intermediate, covering the full range of the trumpet, all 12 major scales, a ton of melodies and exercises, and advanced techniques.

Here, we'll introduce the topics being covered in the first section.

Warm Up 1.1
Preview
05:43
Warm Up 1.2
Preview
01:36
Warm Up 1.3
Preview
01:52
Recap
Preview
01:36
G Major Scale
03:24
Chromatic Scale
03:27
Triplets
02:12
Triplets + Eighth Notes
01:46
Lip Slurs and Triplets
02:24
Tempo Markings - Adagio
02:54
Tempo Markings - Andante
01:27
Tempor Markings - Allegro
01:40
Aida
04:41
00:42

Let's review everything we've learned in this lesson

Section 2: 16th Notes
00:41

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

Recap
03:49
Note F#
01:56
Getting to know F#
03:59
Note G
01:25
Getting to know G
04:01
G Major Scale - Two Octaves
04:03
Chromatic Scale - Two Octaves
03:45
02:10

Learn a new rhythm, 16th Notes

16th Notes, part II
03:01
16th Notes, part III
01:52
16th Notes in Scales
01:30
Old MacDonald
03:26
Academic Overture
02:47
01:16

Let's review everything we learned in this lesson

Section 3: 16th Note Variations
00:31

Let's discuss what we're going to cover in this lesson

Recap
01:47
E Major Scale
01:50
B Major Scale
02:07
16th Note Variations
02:32
16th Note Variations, continued
02:12
Eighth Rests
02:41
Eighth Rests, continued
02:14
Marcato
02:04
Reveille
04:20
Complexity
03:36
00:39

Spend time reviewing everything we learned in this lesson

Section 4: Warm Up
00:35

Let's talk about what we're going to cover in this lesson

Warm Up 1.1
02:56
Warm Up 1.2
01:58
Warm Up 1.3
01:39
recap
01:16
Home on the Range - Roadmapping
03:34
Home on the Range - Roadmapping Part II
02:26
Gb Major Scale
03:42
F# Major Scale
03:14
William Tell
00:59
William Tell, Part II
00:45
Dotted Eighth + Sixteenth
03:43
Dotted Eighth + Sixteenth, part II
02:20
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp
03:43
00:45

Let's review everything we learned in this lesson

Section 5: High Register
00:33

Let's discuss what we're going to cover in this lesson

Recap
03:32
Note Bb
02:54
Getting to know Bb
04:26
Note Ab
01:51
Getting to know Ab
03:26
Note A
01:13
Getting to know A
03:10
High Notes
02:38
High Notes, continued
03:17
Syncopation
03:23
Folk Tune
02:51
02:33

Begin learning about Mutes, specifically Straight Mutes

02:00

Begin learning about Mutes, specifically Cup Mutes

02:00

Begin learning about Mutes, specifically Harmon Mutes

01:13

Learn how mutes are incorporated in music

01:10

Spend time reviewing material from this lesson

Section 6: Double Tonguing
00:33

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

Recap
02:02
Ab Major Scale
02:02
Chromatic Scale
01:07
Cut Time
04:58
Stars and Stripes
03:13
Stars and Stripes, Part II
01:13
03:22

Learn a new important technique, Double Tonguing

03:32

Learn why Double Tonguing is important for trumpet players

03:11

Learn how to gradually speed up your double tonguing

Reading Double Tongue
02:12
01:09

Spend some time reviewing everything we learned in this lesson

Section 7: 6/8 Time
00:34

Let's discuss what we're going to cover in this lesson

Recap
02:37
A Major Scale
02:28
Bb Major Scale
02:34
Note High B
01:45
Getting to know High B
03:36
High C
01:04

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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.

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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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