any advice for a begginer jazz trumpeter?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by mariano, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. mariano

    mariano New Friend

    Jul 21, 2008
    Mar del Plata, Argentina
    well, my question is if there's a system, method, embouchure or technic more appropiated for jazz playing.
    and any advice you think that's important is welcome.

  2. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Parts Unknown
    The basic technique is the same, with freelance and "commercial" players changing genres like they change hats.

    Jazz trumpeters spend much more time in ear training, however, hearing and identifying the chords and the lines so good that they can play by ear.

    The more "classical" player should be able to play anything written down, and spends more time on transposition, technique.

    I hope you enjoy TM, mariano!
  3. tutin_trumpeta

    tutin_trumpeta Pianissimo User

    Apr 10, 2008
    Hertfordshire, UK
    It's kinda along the same lines... does anyone have any tips for a classical player getting into Jazz?
  4. MJ

    MJ Administrator Staff Member

    Jan 30, 2006
    Find a great private teacher if possible. Take lessons. Listen to recordings. Practice!
  5. derekkress

    derekkress Pianissimo User

    Oct 8, 2007
    Montreal Qc Canada
    Lift! Learn the tune! Play with others! Lift! learn another tune! Play with others! Lift learn yet another tune! Play with others! etc........This is an aural language period!!!! Curiosity will naturally lead to other things (learning the theory etc..) For now close all the books and spread the word by playing and learning tunes and getting your feet wet! Jump in it's fun!
  6. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    If you want to paint a picture, you need a canvas or piece of paper and some method of applying color. With a trumpet it is the same way. You need basic skills before specialized ones will work.

    Get your breathing together, practice sensibly and start playing standards (there are all sorts of books with tons of these tunes) MEMORIZE THE TUNES!!!!! Learn chords and scales - memorize them. Play them at various speed, rhythms and articulations. Once chords and scales are down solid, you have a big library of skills to draw improvisations from. By then, you will know what you need! Nothing special needed yet!
  7. Firestas'1

    Firestas'1 Piano User

    Dec 21, 2006
    New Jersey
    I am finding the book "How to play jazz and improvise" Vol1 by Jeremey Aebersold to be very helpful.

    You can find it in most good stores and also online.

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