Friday, 30 March 2018

"Largo" From the Cello Sonata by Jean-Baptiste Loeillet

That's quite an old one. I remember playing it in the 8th or 9th grade.
"Largo" from the cello Sonata by Jean-Baptiste Loeillet (not to be confused with Jean-Baptiste Loeillet who is his cousin... confusing, isn't it?), transposed for trumpet.

Just for the record: I couldn't find the trumpet version, so I found the cello version and transposed it. The legato is probably fitting better the cello, not the trumpet. While playing it I played it differently than how is written. I also took the liberty to add some ornaments and take away others. Somehow felt better to me that way. I suggest you do the same, play it the way it fits you the best.

You may download the music sheet as PDF, or in MuseScore format, so you can edit, transpose, transcribe and customize it to your own needs.
Click the image to download the format you want:



Here's an example of me playing it. As mentioned before, I took liberties. Why not 😉

And here's the backing track. You can use it to practice, to play it on a concert or to make a YouTube video with you playing the trumpet.


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Cheers and happy learning,
Mihai

Monday, 26 March 2018

Havana - Easy and Medium Easy Duo

"Havana" by Camila Cabello is quite a popular track these days, so, some of my pupils asked me to write a trumpet version of it. After I asked them to show it to me... they showed me the version with auto-tuned Donald Trump. That's their favorite 😂
Anyway, back to what we have here:
There are two parts, one really easy (part two) and one a little bit more complicated (part one). This can be played by two pupils of different levels or teacher and pupil.

You may download the music sheet as PDF, or in MuseScore format, so you can edit, transpose, transcribe and customize it to your own needs.
Click the image to download the format you want:

    

Here's an example with me playing trumpet:
And here's the backing track. You can use it to practice, to play it on a concert or to make a YouTube video with you playing the trumpet.


Here's the original:


and here's the Donald Trump auto-tune version that got my pupils to ask me to transpose it to trumpet:


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Cheers and happy learning,
Mihai

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Lisa gikk til skolen - Easy Trumpet

"Lisa gikk til skolen" it's a popular Norwegian children song. Every kid probably know it, so, I was thinking to give to my pupils something familiar. I was also trying to make it cool, because it's a bit silly, so I combined it with something else that might sound familiar 😉

You may download the music sheet as PDF, or in MuseScore format, so you can edit, transpose, transcribe and customize it to your own needs.
Click the image to download the format you want:

    


Here's an example with me playing trumpet and trombone:
And here's the backing track. You can use it to practice, to play it on a concert or to make a YouTube video with you playing the trumpet.
Disclaimer: All materials are properties of their owners, and are used here for informative and educational purposes. I don't accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, liability, injury or upset caused to or suffered by you as a result of misusing this material.

Cheers and happy learning,
Mihai

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Händel's "Lascia ch'io pianga" - Medium-Easy Trumpet Version

Some weeks ago I found a version of Händel's aria, "Lascia ch'io pianga", in some trumpet book. Quite a coincidence, because at that time I was teaching my pupils other Baroque tunes (Clarke's "Trumpet Voluntary"and Charpentier's "Te Deum Overture") and we were talking about how rich was the ornamentation in Baroque. How something written pretty simple could easily get like this:
Oh boy... let's not get there, at least not yet.
Here's an example track. Not too difficult, right?

Have the music sheet too. You may download the music sheet as PDF, or in MuseScore format, so you can edit, transpose, transcribe and customize it to your own needs.
Click the image to download the format you want:

  

I added on the music sheet some of the ornaments I did, but you feel free to come up with your own ornaments. Here is the backing track:


If you want to know more about Händel 

If you want to know more about "Lascia ch'io pianga"

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Cheers and happy learning,
Mihai

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Lip Trill

Here is a video I found on YouTube about the jazz lip trill/ shake. I think it covers a lot of information.

The whole YouTube channel is very useful. Totally recommend to keep an eye on it, subscribe and "all that jazz" ☺

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Dragonborn (from the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim) - Medium Difficulty



Some of my teenage pupils are into video games, so I thought it's a good motivation to make some music from popular games.
So, if you are an adventurer and you didn't take an arrow in your knee, you might try this one.
You may download the music sheet as PDF, or in MuseScore format, so you can edit, transpose, transcribe and customize it to your own needs.
Click the image to download the format you want:

  

So, here's an example of how it's supposed to sound:
And here is the backing track:

Well, I hope this is fun. I think it's easier to play it on trumpet than learning the lyrics, but anyway, here's the original:



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Cheers and happy learning,
Mihai

Star Wars Main Theme

Star Wars is a franchise that seems to go forever. Every generation seems to enjoy it (even if it seems that the most successful films are the original trilogy), and everybody loves the iconic music of John Williams. No surprise here, after all, in2005, the American Film Institute named the original Star Wars soundtrack as the most memorable score of all time for an American film.

My pupils of all ages likes to play it, so I had to make a version that fits several levels at the same time. The backing track fits both versions, but the versions are not compatible to each others.
Here's the easy version, which can fit the medium level too, if you play the middle part (with small notes).


And here's how it's supposed to sound:



And here is the advanced version. It goes up to C3.

And here's how it's supposed to sound:

Here's the backing track that fit both. Tempo is 100 bpm. You can use it to practice, to play it on a concert or to make a YouTube video with you playing the trumpet.


Disclaimer: All materials are properties of their owners, and are used here for informative and educational purposes. I don't accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, liability, injury or upset caused to or suffered by you as a result of misusing this material.

Cheers and happy learning,
Mihai