How I Became a Student of Claude Gordon by John Mohan

Enviado por Jeff Purtle el Dom, 09/11/2016 - 00:02

My name is John Mohan and I was a student of Claude Gordon from 1979 until 1995, although I only studied part-time between 1987 and 1990 due to my being on the road as Musical Director and Trumpet Soloist for two different international Circuses during that time. I consider myself extremely fortunate in having had the opportunity to study with Claude, as I feel that his tutorship is largely responsible for my success as a professional trumpet player.

Claude Gordon Testimonials and Endorsements

Enviado por Jeff Purtle el Sáb, 09/10/2016 - 23:59

Read what these great artists say about Claude Gordon, his books, and his teaching. It really works for anyone that wants to learn to play correctly and it is the fastest way to develop as a brass player with strong fundamentals essential for a career playing any style of music.
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I have known Claude for a number of years. I knew him as a great trumpet player and also a great teacher.

I think his new book should help everyone who is interested in being a good, strong trumpet player.

Claude Gordon Trumpets - A Full Voiced Trumpet That Is Not Tiring To Hold Or Play

Enviado por Jeff Purtle el Sáb, 09/10/2016 - 23:57

Claude Gordon trumpets are very special to me. I have exclusively played a CG Selmer trumpet since December of 1984, when Claude picked one for me, and I still love it. My goal with this page is to help players find these exceptional trumpets. They were modeled after the best Meha Besson Trumpets of the past, as played by Claude Gordon, Conrad Gozzo, and great players of that era. The leadpipe design on the CG Trumpets was designed by Claude in his work with Dominic Collichio, the famous custom trumpet builder of Hollywood, California.

Shipping an Instrument by Jeff Purtle

Enviado por Jeff Purtle el Sáb, 09/10/2016 - 22:52

When shipping a brass instrument we must consider the fact that most cases don’t offer much protection with the exception of Walt Johnson Cases. Walt’s cases are superior in that they provide more protection between the instrument and the outer shell of the case. The interior of his cases are all foam and molded to the shape of each instrument as opposed to typical cases with a hard interior of wood and plastic. If the instrument is dropped or jolted very hard the instrument will be damaged from hitting against the inside of the case.

Charles Noel Brady

Enviado por Jeff Purtle el Sáb, 09/10/2016 - 22:48

Charles Brady passed away at age 72 on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 in Bakersfield, California. Mr. Brady was unusually humble for his accomplishments. He previously was principal trumpet with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC. He also made one of the best recordings of L'Histoire du Soldat with Igor Stravinsky conducting his own work.

Brass and Trumpet Repairs and Maintenance

Enviado por Jeff Purtle el Sáb, 09/10/2016 - 22:38

Trumpet And Brass Instrument Repairs

A professional level hand made instrument that is the quality above the usual mass produced assembly line instruments demands a quality repairman. The following repairmen are ones I have personally dealt with and watched as they produce precision, quality and beauty. They all go beyond the usual music store repairmen in that they have actual knowledge of manufacturing from the ground up and can build replacement parts if needed.

Rich Ita's Brass Instrument Workshop

Lee Loughnane Interview About Claude Gordon And The CG Selmer Trumpet by John La Barbera

Enviado por Jeff Purtle el Sáb, 09/10/2016 - 22:33

Thirty years is a long time to play in a band let alone with the same horn section. Nevertheless, Lee Loughnane (pronounced Lock-nain) has done just that with the world-famous band Chicago. To my knowledge, no other horn section of any band has been together that long. Those of you who have been out there know that friendships have a hard time standing up to the rigors of road life. The staying power of this section attests to the uniqueness of their music and spirit.

Trumpet and Brass Playing Frequently Asked Questions by Jeff Purtle

Enviado por Jeff Purtle el Sáb, 09/10/2016 - 22:28

Trumpet and Brass Playing Frequently Asked Questions

This is not meant to be a stand alone article, but to address questions from the first two articles, How To Practice and What To Practice, which should be read first.

Categories of Questions:

National Trumpet Competition 2014 - Harry Kim

Enviado por Jeff Purtle el Sáb, 09/10/2016 - 14:17

Harry Kim will be a featured artist at the National Trumpet Competition. Harry will be doing a unique multimedia presentation on Life Lessons As a Musician that will be practical for anyone aspiring to a rewarding career. Also, Harry and Rick Baptist will be playing a concert with the United States Navy Band Commodores. Then, Harry Kim and Rick Baptist will do a panel discussion about the music business.

Greenville County Youth Orchestra in Greenville, South Carolina - A Vision Accomplished

Enviado por Jeff Purtle el Sáb, 09/10/2016 - 13:00

Greenville County Youth Orchestra (GCYO) is now the name that encompasses two youth orchestras named the Young Artist Orchestra (previously GCYO) and The Philharmonic (The Phil) that take place at the Fine Arts Center, which is part of the Greenville County School District.

Claude Gordon Students on Trumpet and Brass Instruments

Enviado por Jeff Purtle el Sáb, 09/10/2016 - 11:57

Name • Instrument • Notes
Gordon Ait • Trumpet
Frank Abrahamson •
Bryan Adams •
Jerry Adams •
Jim Adams •
Roberts Alberts •
Burt Alexander •
Tim Allen •
Brad Allison •
Herb Alpert • Trumpet • Unknown number of lessons
Anne Marie Anderson •
Bob Anderson • Trumpet
Dennis Anderson • Trumpet
Manny Angel • 
Jeff Apmadoc •
Charles Armiger •
Brad Astalos •
Carl Azavedo •
Dave Bacon • Trumpet • possible and was on waiting list
Dave Banks • Trumpet

Woodwind Doubling by Mary AllyeB Purtle

Enviado por Jeff Purtle el Sáb, 09/10/2016 - 11:19

Woodwind Doubling

Good Reasons to play multiple woodwind instruments

• enjoyment of the different instruments
• to make yourself more marketable
     - jazz
     - musicals/broadway shows
     - orchestras (mainly primary/secondary instrument doubling)
     - weddings
     - parties
     - teaching

Oboe Reeds

Enviado por Jeff Purtle el Sáb, 09/10/2016 - 11:13

Oboe Reeds

Good oboe reeds are one of three elements (i.e. a good instrument, a good teacher, and good reeds) that are essential for oboe students to progress properly. Bad oboe reeds allow the student to play in a way that more easily develops bad habits that will last for years into the future. Good reeds result in less frustration for the student that practices correctly.

Machine Made vs. Handmade Reeds

Tools to make reeds and their cost

Skill to make reeds and their cost

Harry Kim - Trumpet

Enviado por Jeff Purtle el Vie, 09/09/2016 - 22:36

Harry Kim • Trumpet
864.354.3223
JP Management
jeff@purtle.com

HarryKimTrumpet.com for a complete list of credits

Recorded and/or Performed Live With: Phil Collins (multi-platinum albums and world tours), Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga, Eric Clapton, Patti LaBelle, Alicia Keys, Santana, Andraé Crouch, Johnny Hallyday, Brian Wilson, Chick Corea, James Ingram, Chicago, Earth Wind and Fire.