Aaron Hodgson

OMEA SoundScapes 2014: “Upside-down trumpet” Handout

Today I’m offering a trumpet clinic at the OMEA SoundScapes 2014 convention titled: “Upside-down trumpet: counter-intuitive aspects of brass playing.” I’ve included the slides to the presentation in this post, and anyone with follow-up questions is welcome to contact me by email at ahodgson@uwo.ca Hodgson – OMEA Clinic Handout

Pedagogy: Mute guide

Here’s another resource I made for trumpet students. Much of this information comes from David Hickman’s excellent book, Trumpet Pedagogy. It would be a lot of fun to turn this into a more interactive online page with some video examples for different brands/types of mutes. Put a mute in it!

My trumpet story

I can still remember the moment the trumpet picked me. Like many kids in the suburbs, I took piano lessons at a community music school. Every few months they’d have a recital where all the kids would put on their Sunday best and sing “Take me to the church on time” or play Bach’s Minuet …

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David John Lang, Song Without Words

This year, I acted as contest coordinator for the Reveille Trumpet Collective‘s first ever Composition Prize. All of us were immediately drawn to the eventual winner, Song Without Words by David John Lang, 21, of Adelaide, Australia. This piece was chosen from over twenty entries to receive the grand prize.