Search results for boptism

Arbans Jazz Scale Connection (Treble Clef)

Here is a brilliant idea borne from Jean-Baptiste Arban’s world renowned method for the cornet or trumpet. Rich has used one of Arban’s routines to create a way to practice “classical technique” and “jazz theory” simultaneously without compromising the integrity of either discipline.

How many times have you heard symphonically-oriented players ask how they can learn jazz without dragging down their legit chops? Or how many times have you heard jazz players ask how they can maintain proficiency in jazz playing and orchestral playing at the same time?

Here you have a tool that can definitely propel you forward in both areas without losing ground in either.

This resource works you out through major chords, dominant chords, altered dominant chords, minor chords, diminished scales, half-diminished chords, Charlie Parker blues changes and John Coltrane Giant Steps changes in a graduated series of studies that are designed to improve chordal comprehension while sustaining and maintaining precision and accuracy. The focus is on familiarization with jazz harmony while keeping your feet firmly planted in technical proficiency with orchestral precision on your instrument.

There are thirty-three pages chock full of material to keep you learning for years as well as many tips in the text of the book to assist in your understanding of the chords printed above each measure.

Click to the left to see some samples, then click above for an immediate PDF download.

34 Orchestral Etudes for Trumpet

Written by Russian trumpeter, pedagogue, and composer Karl Wilhelm (Vasily Georgievich) Brandt (1869–1923), considered by many to be the founder of the Russian trumpet school, Brandt’s 34 Orchestral Etudes is important study material for the development of technique and artistry.

The late Dr. Donald S. “Doc” Reinhardt (1908–1989) loved Brandt’s 34 Orchestral Etudes and required it of all his trumpet students. “Doc” Reinhardt, teacher of all the brass instruments, often stated that it was “the best etude book ever written,” and even jokingly quipped that it was “the best thing the Russians ever gave us.”

Here is a freshly engraved and slightly edited version based on the Vacchiano edition of this great trumpet book.

Click to the left for samples, then grab an immediate PDF download above.

Limited print samples may be available here.

Concone’s 15 Vocalises Op.12 for Trumpet

Guiseppe Concone: Fifteen Vocalises Op. 12, “Finishing Studies for High Voice” adapted for B♭ Trumpet by Rich Willey brings the brilliance and beauty of Concone’s Fifteen Vocalises Opus 12 to the trumpet world. The annotations alone at the end of each study are worth the price of admission here.

These studies are ideal for developing a smooth and controlled upper register and to help meet the constantly increasing demands of today’s trumpet literature. Written for the soprano voice over a hundred and fifty years ago, these are finally available to take today’s trumpet players to the next level.

Like no other book on the market, this collection will help you get comfortable playing higher prettier and better. Combining the lyrical nature of these studies with a higher tessitura* than you’ll see in most other etude books, your playing will improve in leaps and bounds in no time.

Fine legato playing is widely regarded as one of the best means of developing tone and real endurance on the trumpet. Concone’s studies have long been considered among the best to do just that, and with the release of this volume you don’t have to just do it in the lower and middle registers anymore.

To the left you can find some samples, then you can grab an immediate PDF download above.

Limited print versions may be available here.

Improv Speed Builders Vol.5

At last, a logical and methodical approach for developing high-tempo improv chops! Introducing Improv Speed Builders by Rich Willey, guaranteed to take you to the next level and beyond without all the frustration and guesswork you’ve probably already experienced.

*This book is treble clef only.

Improv Speed Builders comes in five volumes, each includes written melodies with chord symbols transposed for C treble clef,  B♭ instruments, E♭ instruments, and F instruments with over 17 hours of play-along tracks per volume designed to take you from a snail’s pace all the way up to burning! Play-along tracks contain no melody instruments, only piano, bass and drums.

Click below to check out each volume and complete your collection:

Volume 1: Twelve original “standard” blues (one per key) with over 17 hours of play-along tracks.
Volume 2: Twelve original “Bird” blues (one per key) with over 17 hours of play-along tracks.
Volume 3: Twelve original minor blues (one per key) with over 17 hours of play-along tracks.
Volume 4: Twelve original “Giant Steps” melodies (one per key) with over 17 hours of play-along tracks.
Volume 5: Twelve “Nuts & Bolts” cycles and turnarounds (that each take you through all 12 keys) with over 17 hours of play-along tracks.

Each key has five accompaniment tracks sixty choruses long.* The first starts at ♩=80 and creeps up one beat-per-minute (bpm) per chorus for sixty choruses (ending up at 140 bpm). The second track starts at ♩=120, the third track at ♩=160, the fourth track at ♩=200, and the fifth track at ♩=240. The tempo overlap between the tracks helps you ease into the higher velocities more gracefully.

The suggested strategy for getting through sixty choruses* is this: by playing a chorus and resting a chorus (or trading with a practice partner or scatting every other chorus) your chops will be able to rest as much as you play so you can go on much longer than you might think you can. Also, it’s the perfect vehicle for spending equal time on all your instruments, i.e. a chorus on trumpet, rest a chorus while picking up your flugelhorn and then play a chorus, rest a chorus while grabbing your cornet for the following chorus, etc. Or it can be a great way to spend equal amounts of time rotating through your various mutes that you might not remember to practice between gigs.

The possibilities are endless with this series!

The tempo increase is not an accelerando; each imperceptible tempo change happens precisely at the beginning of the next chorus so you are always holding a steady tempo. The tempo increases incrementally chorus by chorus so you really don’t even notice, but the next thing you know you’re negotiating changes at a much faster tempo than you ever thought you could!

Made using ProTools with real instrument sounds for your play-along tracks, this volume also includes a full set of MIDI files in case you want to practice for a long stretch at one tempo using your preferred sequencing program or Band-In-A-Box to set the tempo where you want it.

Click to the left to grab some samples, then grab an immediate PDF & MP3 download above.

Reinhardt for Beginners for Trumpet, Cornet or Flugelhorn

Published briefly beginning in 1942 and now in print again after nearly 70 years, Donald S. Reinhardt’s original Trumpet and Trombone method books are back!

A meticulous man, a perfectionist, and a tireless researcher, “Doc” Reinhardt (who later became known for his Pivot System) pulled these books from the market soon after their release in 1942. To this day, nobody else can see why he did that, so with the help of Doc’s heiress, his daughter Gloria, the brass world is now blessed with the return of this solid method book.

Originally aimed at beginners, this book walks you through the various stages of development from beginning to intermediate players.

Comprised of mostly exercises and etudes with very little text (compared to Doc’s later works), this book is a welcome addition to the libraries of brass players and brass teachers everywhere.

Here’s your chance at last to meet this time-honoured giant in your practice room.

Click to the left for samples, then grab an immediate PDF download above.

Print editions may be available in limited quantities here.

Reinhardt for Beginners for Trombone, Euphonium, or Baritone

Published briefly beginning in 1942 and now in print again after nearly 70 years, Donald S. Reinhardt’s original Trumpet and Trombone method books are back!

A meticulous man, a perfectionist, and a tireless researcher, “Doc” Reinhardt (who later became known for his Pivot System) pulled these books from the market soon after their release in 1942. To this day, nobody else can see why he did that, so with the help of Doc’s heiress, his daughter Gloria, the brass world is now blessed with the return of this solid method book.

Originally aimed at beginners, this book walks you through the various stages of development from beginning to intermediate players.

Comprised of mostly exercises and etudes with very little text (compared to Doc’s later works), this book is a welcome addition to the libraries of brass players and brass teachers everywhere.

Here’s your chance at last to meet this time-honoured giant in your practice room.

Click to the left for samples, then grab an immediate PDF download above.

Print editions may be available in limited quantities here.

Warm-Up Magic for Trumpet

Warm-Up Magic — beginning-of-your-playing-day warm-ups designed to improve embouchure response, build range and endurance, develop tongue speed and accuracy, and facilitate all-around ease and comfort of playing for trumpet by Rich Willey.

Presented in five logically organized sections, you play a little out of Section 1, then move on to Section 2, then to Section 3, and so on until you’ve played a little out of all five sections. Once you’ve done “just enough” you’re ready to go have a great playing day, and if you do this daily, over time your chops will become “magically” stronger and your range will also become “magically” better.

To the left you can find some samples, then grab an immediate PDF download above.

Limited print editions may be available here.

Warm-Up Magic for Trombone

Warm-Up Magic — beginning-of-your-playing-day warm-ups designed to improve embouchure response, build range and endurance, develop tongue speed and accuracy, and facilitate all-around ease and comfort of playing for trombone by Rich Willey.

Presented in five logically organized sections, you play a little out of Section 1, then move on to Section 2, then to Section 3, and so on until you’ve played a little out of all five sections. Once you’ve done “just enough” you’re ready to go have a great playing day, and if you do this daily, over time your chops will become “magically” stronger and your range will also become “magically” better.

Click to the left to see some samples, then click above for an immediate digital download.

Limited print editions may be available here.

Complete Reinhardt Collection for Trumpet

Many of Donald “Doc” Reinhardt’s pedagogical output for trumpet has been missing from shelves for the better part of 50 years. With the help of his daughter, Gloria, we have been able to re-release Reinhardt’s methods and studies to the trumpet public. This collection of instructional books, written by Reinhardt and pupil Rich Willey, is aimed at taking the developing trumpeter through the entire process of learning, from absolute beginner to confident player.

It’s rare that a successful musician would attribute 100% of their learning to a single source; most professionals take a little bit from each method, study, technique, and style that they encounter. This collection deserves a spot on the shelves of all our libraries alongside the works of Arban, Clarke, and Stamp.

For a short period of time only, this complete collection will be offered for half price. After taking a look through the samples to the left and the write-ups below, click above to get an immediate PDF download of the entire collection.

Books Included:

  1. Reinhardt, Reinhardt for Beginners on Trumpet
  2. Reinhardt, Warm-up Number 57 for Trumpet
  3. Reinhardt, Reinhardt Routines for Trumpet
  4. Reinhardt, Trumpet Mechanisms & More
  5. Reinhardt, 10 Test Drills for Trumpet
  6. Reinhard, Encyclopedia of the Pivot System
  7. Willey, Focal Point for Trumpet
  8. Willey, Warm-Up Magic for Trumpet
  9. Reinhardt-Concone, 15 Voalises for Trumpet

Reinhardt’s Warm-Up #57 for Trombone

Several of Dr. Donald S. Reinhardt’s drills require little or no explanation to be helpful to students who did not have the benefit of studying with Reinhardt himself. Warm-Up #57 is one of them, and has worked wonders for trombone players all over the world for decades.

This great Donald S. Reinhardt warm-up is also included in The Reinhardt Routines, although this version is slightly extended and contains some notes and explanations by Rich Willey that are not included in The Reinhardt Routines.

Check out some samples to the left, then grab an immediate PDF download above.

Limited print editions available here.

1 2 3 4