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Trumpet Lessons Online

So you want trumpet lessons?  You normally have three choices:

  • In-person trumpet teacher
  • Books & DVD’s
  • Online

If you are looking to learn trumpet online then the four most popular sites are TrumpetStudio.com, eTrumpetLesson.com, PlaywithaPro.com and ArtistWorks’ Online Trumpet School with David Bilger.  Here is a little review of each of them:

TrumpetStudio.com

TrumpetStudio.com

Pros – Good selection of articles, tips, practice routines and methods books to learn to play trumpet.

Cons – Only suggested for beginners as there isn’t much depth to what is available.

Rating – 3/5

eTrumpetLessons.com

eTrumpetLessons.com

Pros – Basic introductory guide to playing trumpet consisting of online videos, dvd’s and a book.

Cons – Still very basic and the whole site felt very salesy

Rating – 2/5

Playwithapro.com

PlaywithaPro.com

Pros – Selection of great teachers with high quality online videos.

Cons – You have to buy individual packages of videos and there is no feedback or community to the site.

Rating – 4/5

Trumpet Lessons with ArtistWorks

ArtistWorks Trumpet School with David Bilger

Pros – High quality instruction, hundreds of videos, personalized feedback, community features, experienced teacher.

Cons – Slightly pricer than the other sites but still well worth it.

Rating – 5/5

So all in all if you are looking at learning trumpet then I would highly recommend David Bilger’s online trumpet school with ArtistWorks.  ArtistWorks is the gold standard in online music lessons and you can get free sample lessons from their trumpet school at www.artistworks.com

In the meantime here is a list of just some of the trumpet lessons and trumpet exercises you’ll find at the ArtistWorks Online Trumpet School with David Bilger:

Fundamentals to Professional

  • Holding the instrument
  • Breathing Part 1
  • Breathing Part 2
  • Developing Your Sound
  • Single tonguing –Part 1
  • Single tonguing –Part 2
  • Single tonguing –Part 3
  • Major and Minor Scales
  • Intonation – multipart lesson
  • Rhythmic Basics
  • Basic Daily Practice Habits
  • Proper Posture
  • INTERMEDIATE LESSONS:
  • Buzzing – multipart lesson
  • Multiple Tonguing Basics – Part 1
  • Multiple Tonguing Basics – Part 2
  • Flexibility to Extend Range – Part 1
  • Flexibility to Extend Range – Part 2
  • Dynamic Range – Part 1
  • Dynamic Range – Part 2
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Rhythmic Subdivision
  • Vibrato
  • More on Intonation
  • The Use & Tuning of Mutes – Part 1
  • The Use & Tuning of Mutes – Part 2
  • The Use & Tuning of Mutes – Part 3
  • Flow Studies for Developing Phrasing
  • Practice Tips and Defining a Routine
  • Pedal Tones
  • Lip Trills for Ultimate Range Development
  • Developing an Even Sound Across Registers
  • More on Dynamic Range Development
  • Multiple Tonguing of Difficult Passages
  • Mixed Meter Rhythms
  • Transposition
  • Intonation Refinement
  • Defining Your Style
  • Employing Different Keyed Trumpets – Part 1
  • Employing Different Keyed Trumpets – Part 2
  • Recital Planning and Competitions – Part 1
  • Recital Planning and Competitions – Part 2
  • PROFESSIONAL LESSONS:
  • Extended Techniques
  • Vibrato for Musical Effect
  • Moving Easily Between Styles
  • The Role of Different Orchestral Section Members
  • Balancing Practice with a Difficult Performance Schedule – 2 parts
  • Pops Concert Playing
  • Audition Prep and Performance – Part 1
  • Audition Prep and Performance – Part 2
  • Situational Dynamics
  • Constructing Cadenzas

Etudes

  • Longinotti Etude in form of a cadenza
  • Carlier Etude #3, Part 1
  • Carlier Etude #3, Part 2
  • Bordogni Etude #3, Part 1
  • Bordogni Etude #3, Part 2
  • Arban Characteristic Study #4, Part 1
  • Arban Characteristic Study #4, Part 2
  • Charlier Etude #13, Part 1
  • Charlier Etude #13, Part 2

Orchestral Excerpts

  • Introduction to Orchestral Excerpts
  • Bartok – Concerto for Orchestra, 1st, 2nd & 5th mvmt
  • Beethoven – Leonore Overture 3
  • Beethoven – Symphony #9, 4th mvmt
  • Bizet – Carmen, Prelude to Act 1
  • Brahms – Symphony #2, 1st mvmt
  • Brahms – Symphony #2, 4th mvmt
  • Copland – Outdoor Overture
  • Debussy – Fetes, 2 parts
  • Gershwin – American in Paris – Part 1
  • Gershwin – American in Paris – Part 2
  • Gershwin – American in Paris – Part 3
  • Gershwin – Concerto in F, 2nd mvmt
  • Haydn – Concerto in E flat 1st mvmt
  • Mahler – Symphony #1, 1st mvmt
  • Mahler – Symphony #1, 3rd mvmt
  • Mahler – Symphony #3, 3rd mvmt
  • Mahler – Symphony #5, 1st mvmt
  • Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition
  • Mussorgsky – “Samuel Goldenberg”
  • Ravel – Bolero
  • Ravel – Piano Concerto in G, 1st mvmt, Part 1
  • Ravel – Piano Concerto in G, 1st mvmt, Part 2
  • Ravel – Piano Concerto in G, 1st mvmt, Part 3
  • Respighi – Pines of Rome, 1st mvmt, multipart lesson
  • Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade, 3rd and 4th mvmt, Part 2
  • Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade, 3rd and 4th mvmt, Part 3
  • Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade, 3rd and 4th mvmt, Part 3
  • Rimsky-Korsakov – Cappricio Espagnol
  • Schumann – Symphony #2, 1st mvmt
  • Shostakovich – Piano Concerto, 2nd and 4th mvmt
  • Shostakovich – Symphony #5, 1st mvmt
  • Strauss – Don Juan
  • Strauss – Ein Heldenleben – B flat Offstage
  • Strauss – Ein Heldenleben – E flat
  • Strauss – Zarathustra
  • Stravinsky – Petrouchka Ballerina’s Dance
  • Stravinsky – Waltz Part 1 and Part 2
  • Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake, Neapolitan Dance
  • Tchaikovsky – Symphony #4, 1st mvmt
  • Wagner – Parsifal Prelude, Part 1
  • Wagner – Parsifal Prelude, Part 2

Solo Repertoire

  • Arutunian – Concerto for Trumpet – Part 1
  • Arutunian – Concerto for Trumpet – Part 2
  • Arutunian – Concerto for Trumpet – Part 3
  • Arutunian – Concerto for Trumpet – Part 4
  • Arutunian – Concerto for Trumpet – Cadenza
  • Pennequin Concert Piece – Part 1
  • Pennequin Concert Piece – Part 2
  • Pennequin Concert Piece – Part 3
  • Haydn Concerto in E flat, 2nd movement
  • Hindemith Sonata, first part of 1st movement, Part 1
  • Hindemith Sonata, first part of 1st movement, Part 2
  • Ropartz – “Andante and Allegro” – Part 1
  • Ropartz – “Andante and Allegro” – Part 2

More online trumpet lessons here.

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