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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