I launched a YouTube channel today. I am in a unique position of having access to a lot of different gear and a playing job that requires a multitude of travel via different methods. I thought it would be cool to pass along some experience. I offer up videos that are somewhat informational with an element of fun mixed in. This will be an on going series of advice for the young player. It may even help more… well… seasoned players. I will do my best over time to cover a full spectrum of issues that are part of being a trumpet player and a working musician. There will be advice from the road while on the road, gear demos, comments from professionals, general playing/practice advice and tips for every day life. I hope it becomes a place for taking a break from the normal and information that will keep someone from learning a lesson the hard way like I did.
rufftips - YouTube
Tragically a friend lost a great deal of footage from 2 previous tours but I will be on the road later this month and hope to recoup a great deal of the topics lost. Enjoy and remember this is supposed to be fun.