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Trumpet Scales. Lip Slurs. Arpeggios. Pedal Tones. Arban. Clarke. Schlossberg. Exercises, drills, studies. Yawn. Don’t those sound like fun? Don’t you just love to practice those? Don’t get me wrong, if we want to get better, develop our range and endurance; we have to practice our trumpet with exercises like these. We definitely need to know our scales. Like all of them. Okay, hoping off the soapbox. Back to those exercises. Why do them? To get stronger. Let’s say you wanted go snowboarding and you’ve never been. If you exercised to get stronger, you could have more fun. But you’d have to get stronger in a way that helps your snowboarding. Exercising your arms for example wouldn’t help as much as exercising your legs. Well, maybe they would to pick yourself up off the snow. You get the idea.
What is Perfect Pitch?
Playing music is instrumental (see what I did there?) to develop your ear and sight reading. Are you one of those gifted musicians that can hear a song and start playing along with it with no sheet music? Can you sight read a new piece of music and play it without hearing it first? Can you name a musical note just by hearing it? If so, you have perfect pitch more than likely. Or, you developed your perfect pitch through hard work and practice. If you fall into the first group, skip to the advanced songs below, hopefully they’ll be useful as you keep developing your ear. If you aren’t there yet, listening to music and playing the same trumpet notes will help develop your ear. This is how to develop your perfect pitch and mastery of the trumpet. That way you can hear something and play along without sheet music. It’s even better if it’s music that you like rather than what the band teacher put in front of you. So try add some music playing to your practice. Do this in addition to your exercises so making music with your trumpet is more fun. After all, isn’t that what it’s all about?
How to and why to lip buzz
Lip buzzing is a great thing to help develop your ear and strengthen your embouchure. A benefit of lip buzzing is that it lets you check your embouchure fundamentals. Another benefit is that you aren’t constrained by your trumpet trying to slot you into the harmonic notes it is designed to play. And the benefit that is important to this discussion is it helps you connect what you are hearing and what you are focusing your sound coming from your lips.
Professional Charlie Porter did a great YouTube on how to do this. He uses a keyboard but you could also use a keyboard app. Remember, the trumpet, cornet, and flugelhorn is in the key of b-flat. A keyboard or piano is a “C” instrument. Play the b-flat key to make your “C” trumpet note. If you want to learn more about how to transpose music, this is a great guide.
This is the second version of Cool trumpet songs and trumpet sheet music. If you haven’t yet, please check out the first one.
Cool trumpet songs… to start
Okay, “Cool” is a relative term. Some of these are “relatively” newer songs and some are beautiful classics that help develop your sound.
Megalovania Trumpet Sheet Music and Play Along.
Minecraft Trumpet Sheet Music and Play Along.
“Bury a Friend” Trumpet Sheet Music and Play Along. By Billie Eilish.
“All of Me” Trumpet Sheet Music and Play Along. By John Legend.
“Moon River” Trumpet Sheet Music and Play Along. By Andrea Giuffredi.
Theme from Frozen “Let it Go” Trumpet Sheet Music and Play Along.
“Someone Like You” Trumpet Sheet Music and Play Along. By Adele.
“Firework” Trumpet Sheet Sheet Music and Play Along. By Katy Perry.
“Counting Stars” Trumpet Sheet Music and Play Along. By One Republic.
“When The Party’s Over” Trumpet Sheet Music and Play Along. By Billie Eilish.
“Uptown Funk” Trumpet Sheet Music and Play Along. By Bruno Mars.
Theme from Frozen 2 “Unknown” Trumpet Sheet Music and Play Along.
Theme from ” Star Trek “ Played by Andrea Giuffredi.
More “Advanced” Cool Trumpet Songs and Play Along.
Or not “advanced”. They could be easy for you. If so, then these are just (hopefully) awesome trumpet songs. It’s all relative.
“Bebop Scales Etude” by Jeff Lewis.
Okay. These are technically “scales”, but “fun to play scales”. If there is such a thing. This helps training your ear while learning jazz at the same time. He uses the iRealPro app. You can adjust the tempo to play along. It’s a cool app that lets you have a background track (bass, piano, and drums). It’s like having your own rhythm section. Without the snarky comments when you mess up. Okay, maybe that’s just my buddies.
” Libertango” Trumpet Sheet Music and Play Along played by Andrea Giuffredi.
“The Good, Bad, and The Ugly” and “A Fistful of Dollars” played by Louis Dowdeswell.
“I Remember Clifford” by Jazz Trumpet playing legend, Arturo Sandoval.
Theme from “The Godfather Part II” Trumpet Sheet Music and Play Along.
“Flight of the Bumblebee” Trumpet Sheet and Play Along.
“A Portrait of Louis Armstrong” performance by the amazing Wynton Marsalis.
Hope you enjoyed playing these. Which is your favorite? Did any of them give you a bit of a challenge? Please let me know in the comments.
Thanks for playing along !