Four points of view on trumpet teaching were discussed and explained by long time students of these four significant brass teachers.
Bill Adam by James Stokes of Appalachian State University
Claude Gordon by Bob O'Donnell, Los Angeles studio trumpet player
Donald Reinhardt by Rich Willey, author and moderator of Trumpet Herald Reinhardt Forum
Jimmy Stamp by Roy Poper of Oberlin Conservatory and author of book on James Stamp
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Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 5:24 am Post subject:
Glad you liked it. I hope you are doing well. Look for me in Miami at ITG if you going. I will be there with a booth and Harry Kim is joining me to checkout things and hang.
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Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 11:23 am Post subject:
Thanks for posting that, Jeff!
I hope that our Reinhardt guys will watch this and maybe reinforce anything I hopefully have gotten right and, if necessary, point out any areas where my comments may have been inaccurate. Setting the record straight is what we do here when it comes to what Doc Reinhardt taught.
Great to play that gig with you two weeks ago, Jeff . . . really appreciate you following through on posting this video for everybody to see. _________________ Visit my big band page
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Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 1:04 pm Post subject: a few spots I thought were interesting ..
I watched the entire (1 1/2 hour) discussion, and I found these segments particularly interesting.
10:40 Stokes talks about a dissertation about Adam's teaching of 4 students.
11:40 Stokes talks about the emphasis on 'modelling' the desired sound rather than 'how to do it'.
14:00 O'Donnell talks about long session endurance, and reducing volume.
20:40 Poper talks about too much lip tension.
29:15 Willey talks about buzzing w/o mpc, basic embouchure, UP/DOWN stream players.
33:40 Stokes again talks about 'sound' above 'technique'.
37:00 Poper talks about 'good production' leading to good sound and technique.
37:40 O'Donnell talks about technique.
42:45 thru 54:45 group discussion about tongue level/arch, air speed, vowels.
1:09:30 Poper talks about metronome rate, and note duration and note 'shape'.
1:12:30 Poper talks about lip tension.
Much of the discussion was about the teaching 'style' and 'method' that was used.
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Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 2:52 am Post subject:
Wow, this is wonderful! Thanks for doing it and posting it.
I studied with Doc Reinhardt in Philly in the late 1970s and much later with Dave Sheetz, and I think that both would agree that we always have something to learn from others. Rich, I loved some of your Doc stories because I had similar experiences with Doc. I recall him snatching his trombone off that shelf, putting it up to his chops, and blowing the roof off the place. Place, inhale, play--indeed! He also told me that Philly has the most beautiful women in the world--so he definitely was gathering data and making scientific conclusions there too
Doc and Dave have been lifesavers for me as a trumpet player and as a human being. And now I more deeply appreciate how Claude Gordon, Jimmy Stamp, and Bill Adam have been likewise for their students. _________________ 2004 Buick LeSabre
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Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 9:18 pm Post subject:
Finally watched the whole video and really enjoyed it.
I remember seeing Bob O'Donnell give some lectures at one of Jeffs brass conferences that he streamed for those of us overseas, and i found him very informative and full of great tips and interesting anecdotes of his career.
Jeff said he will post some of those on his youtube channel in the future and i recommend them to anyone interested in great trumpet players sharing with us mere mortals!!
Well done Jeff
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