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How Do I Play High Notes On Trumpet?

Posted by Andrew Christophel at

How To Play High Notes This article is not going to make every trumpet player have the ability to play screaming high notes.  Truthfully there is no secret to playing higher notes on the trumpet, but this article will give you some tools to use to help you expand your range.  Also remember that just playing these exercises once will not make your range be automatically better, these are exercises that are meant to be performed daily just like if you were preparing for a marathon.  First thing to do is practice breathing from your belly and filling the lungs...

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The myth of online "discounts"

Posted by Jeffrey Kamp at

Here at Octave Music we believe in offering our customers a fair perception of what is “on Sale” and what items are being sold at are everyday normal prices.  Everyday we try to price our items as low as we can.  There is a miss-conception that some online stores are selling things at huge discounts.  While this might look impressive, it is normally based on a highly inflated MSRP pricing that almost NOBODY sells at. If you go to your local grocery store or clothing store you will not see MSRP on those items, so why should you when you...

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Sonare Pro Brass, Sonare Pro Winds, Blessing

Posted by Jeffrey Kamp at

  Last week I had the privilege of touring the E.K. Blessing - Sonare Pro Brass Factory.  Brendan Crise (Sonare product manager) and Steve Allen (Brass Sales Director) guided and explained how the flow of their factory makes for excellent control of their products. The linear flow from raw material, production, finishing, and finally shipping at first seems like an obvious solution to control the flow of products.  However it is this attention to detailed flow that allows them to produce such fine instruments at reasonable costs. The Sonare trumpets get a cryogenic treatment to relieve stress in the material from...

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