Category: Orchestral Trumpet

  • Tone trick: clock your mouthpiece

    You probably saw it coming, or maybe you didn’t, but today I am continuing my blogging about how the mouthpiece affects your tone with the fascinating and unusual practice of clocking your mouthpiece. I learned this technique from my colleague and friend, the late Aigi Hurn, principal trumpet of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia. Background:…

  • Some 20-year-old demo recordings

    Like all trumpeters, I have made some demo recordings. Here are two I found from a while back. I hope you enjoy! The first is an excerpt from Verdi’s Rigoletto. I think it is the “banda” first trumpet part. This recording is about 20 years old. There is no editing. The second is Honegger’s Intrada.…