Length: 35:57 Minutes
Description: In this trumpet masterclass, professional trumpeter Alex Norris discusses and demonstrates his entire daily warmup routine, improvisation tips, and versatility among styles.
Topics Covered: Warmups with different tonguing and lip slurs; the Arban and Clarke studies; preparing for your playing day; trumpet technique; improvisation; using themes when soloing; playing over blues and rhythm changes; playing over a jazz standard; improvising in different styles; agreeing on a time feel; using common notes between chord changes.
Trumpet, Warm Ups, Technique, Improvising
Alex Pope Norris
Alex Pope Norris has performed and/or recorded with:
Betty Carter, The Village Vanguard Band, Joshua Redman, Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Steve Winwood, Miami Sound Machine, Sammy Figueroa & His Latin Jazz Explosion, Benjie Porecki, Kellylee Evans, Lonnie Plaxico, Us3, Incognito, Glenn Miller, Gary Thomas, Grachan Moncur III, George Colligan and the Rumba Club, Gary Bartz, Dennis Chambers, Billy Hart, Carter Jefferson, Mingus Big Band, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Jason Lindner, Timbalaye, Slide Hampton, Brad Mehldau, Chris Potter, Carl Allen, John Patitucci, The Woody Herman Orchestra, Ray Bryant, Avishai Cohen, Brian Blade, Andy Gonzalez, Jerry Gonzalez, Paquito D’Rivera, Hilton Ruiz, Giovanni Hildago, Monguito Santamaria, Poncho Sanchez, Chico O’Farril, Philip Bailey, Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada, JJ Grey & Mofro.
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