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Yamaha YTR-8335 LA Custom Bb Trumpet

Air. Every trumpet player conceptualizes air in a different way. We all know how important it is. As trumpet players, it is our life force, rivaling blood, bones and newfangled mouthpieces. We have exercises and techniques for increasing our lung capacity and for using our air more efficiently. Our instrument sometimes reflects our respiratory prowess … Read More “Yamaha YTR-8335 LA Custom Bb Trumpet”

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Yamaha Z Trumpet

In America, the trend is usually bigger is better. The humble SUV, for example, has begun to receive some competition from the Hummer, a military vehicle, for the title of most coveted means of ground transportation. Since they make armored vehicles larger than the Humvee, I soon expect to see dads in New Jersey driving … Read More “Yamaha Z Trumpet”

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Phaeton Trumpets

“The trumpet is the instrument of the gods,” said master musician Marcus Belgrave in a recent interview about his Detroit Jazz Festival trumpet summit (which I took part in this past summer). Now if these gods happened to descend from the heavens in an ornate spaceship, complete with all the trimmings out of a sci-fi … Read More “Phaeton Trumpets”

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