Monday, June 01, 2015

Music Education Monday: Trumpet solos transcribed, plus master classes with Ingrid Jensen and Brian Lynch

This week's "Music Education Monday" is especially for trumpeters, with links to hundreds of solo transcriptions plus a couple of master classes from well-known pros:

* The website Jazz Trumpet Transcriptions does just what it says on the tin, with a total of 305 trumpet solo transcriptions available, plus 186 MIDI files of associated tunes.

Those transcriptions by French trumpeter Jacques Gilbert, plus more than 500 additional transcribed trumpet solos that are available for free on the Internet, also are indexed and linked on this page at

* Also on the music-ed menu today are master classes from jazz trumpeters Ingrid Jensen and Brian Lynch.

Jensen (pictured) is a Berklee graduate who has recorded seven albums as a leader over the last 20 years. She also works regularly in the Maria Schneider Orchestra, and has performed or recorded with musicians including saxophonist Virginia Mayhew, pianist Geoff Keezer, singers Judi Silvano and Chris Conner, and many more. Her master class seen below was recorded earlier this year during the "Winter Jazz Blast" at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, MN.

Brian Lynch is known for his work with saxophonist Phil Woods and in Latin jazz with musicians including pianist Eddie Palmieri and trombonist Conrad Herwig. Lynch's album with Palmieri, The Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Recording Project - Simpatico won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album in 2007. Lynch also is a faculty member at NYU's Steinhardt School, which is where his video master class seen below was made.

You can see both videos after the jump...

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