Here's a simple method of comparing mouthpiece gap:
1. Place your mouthpiece into trumpet #1 and mark the end of the receiver onto the mouthpiece shank in blue.
2. Repeat in trumpet #2 and mark in red.
3. Place a toothpick into trumpet #1 and mark the end of the receiver onto the toothpick in blue.
4. Repeat in trumpet #2 and mark in red.
5. Measure the lengths of both blue marks on the mouthpiece and toothpick and subtract the smaller number from the… Continue
Added by Jason Harrelson on June 26, 2008 at 2:00pm —
Harrelson HT6 Prototype Bb Trumpet - Regular Price $4495.00 - NO RESERVE! w/ $2750 Starting bid Check out the Ebay Auction running now:
Or, email… Continue
Added by Jason Harrelson on June 24, 2008 at 6:50pm —
Okay so I'm actually writing this as I'm sitting in my practice room practicing. Wait was that a bit redundit? Anyhow as trumpet players/musicians the one thing that we have to do daily is practice. Those who are not musicians really have no idea just how lonely this can be.
When I resumed playing trumpet after not having played for five years I was fortunate enough that I was able to study with a really, really great player. During one on my lessons I asked why he had a television in his… Continue
Added by Ron Foster on June 12, 2008 at 1:43pm —
Well it is here! The debut CD of my band BLU7 has finally been completed. "CULTURAL INSTIGATOR" is the name of the CD and it is something all of us are proud of. I think it is a unique concept-that being an adventure through the musical cultures of the world on our jazzplane. We had fun making it and I hope everyone who buys it will have fun listening to it.
The CD is available for purchase at www.jamesbarela.com or www.cdbaby.net. For download it is at www.digstation.com,… Continue
Added by James Barela on May 26, 2008 at 5:30am —
Harrelson Modified Bach 906 Silver w/ Gold
This model is played in the New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Very high efficiency, excellent projection, intonation and dynamic range.
* Custom Barrel Trim Kit
* Special 1st/3rd slide bracing which improves 1/3 combination
* Custom… Continue
Added by Jason Harrelson on May 24, 2008 at 12:30pm —
FOR THE NEXT 7-8 YEARS WE PLAYED OUR 3-4 NIGHT A WEEK AT NYES AND WE WERE BLESSED WITH MANY OTHER JOBS. WE WERE ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA, DISCOVERY CHANNEL'S "HOME AND AWAY", COMEDY CENTRALS "LETS BOWL". 2 YEARS INTO THIS PERIOD I TOOK OVER MANAGEMENT OF THE BAND. THE LEADER WAS THE ACCORDIAN PLAYER SIMPLY BECAUSE SHE HAD BEEN A PART OF THE BAND FOR 25-30 YEARS. SHE IS A TREMENDOUS ACCORDIAN PLAYER, JUST NOT A GOOD BUSINESS PERSON. I THEN STARTED ASKING FOR ANNUAL INCREASES AND THEY TO DATE HAVE… Continue
Added by JOE HAYDEN on May 23, 2008 at 9:00am —
This Bravura is in like new condition, built last year. Features include full engraving the entire length of the the bell by Jason Harrelson and a custom black silver trim kit. This is a very unique Bravura designed to be an all-around horn great for ensemble, jazz and lead.
BUY NOW - $3250.00
Retail Price: 3695.00
Condition: Excellent (like new)
Bell: #1 focused… Continue
Added by Jason Harrelson on May 22, 2008 at 2:39pm —
AT 52 YEARS OLD I BEGAN TO LEARN THE BUSINESS PART OF MUSIC. I WAS NOW DOING MOST OF THE BOOKINGS AND SCHEDULING FOR EITHER A 2 PIECE (TRUMPET AND ACCORDIAN) OR 3 PIECE (TRUMPET, ACCORDIAN AND DRUMS). IT SEEMED TO ME THAT ONE OF THE BIG PROBLEMS MANY MUSICIANS HAD WAS HOW TO MARKET THEIR PRODUCT OR EVEN REALIZE THEY HAD A PRODUCT. I TRIED TO LOOK AT THE BUSINESS AS I WOULD IF I WERE SELLING WIDGETS. I MADE SURE I AVIOIDED THE "ARTIST" PITFALL. I FOUND THAT MOST MUSICIANS WHO CONSIDERED… Continue
Added by JOE HAYDEN on May 19, 2008 at 11:45am —
As of May, I have been working with a new 6 piece funk/soul band playing originals and stevie wonder / d'angelo / Curtis Mayfield, type stuff. We are beginning to play around Perth, Australia. If you are in town and are interesting in checking us out shoot me an email and I can send you a list of dates. We will soon have a dedicated myspace page set up so keep checking back here for that as well!
The group is made up of world class musicians:
Donovan De Souza (Vocals /… Continue
Added by Alex Tempone on May 19, 2008 at 2:50am —
I know some people have been having problems with the sizing of their main profile photo. I believe if you crop the photo to 183 pixels x 183 pixels it will be "just right" and you shouldn't have any problems with your head or body being "cut off" ... also this is a link to a free cropping tool:
If you're still have troubles please feel free to email me your photo directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will crop it for you… Continue
Added by Jen on May 17, 2008 at 1:42pm —
i was a band geek, an art freak and a drama queen in school. i am an active person that enjoys kayaking, hiking, dancing etc. etc. but if you asked me a few years ago if i'd like to run the 5K ... i would laugh and roll my eyes... but... this morning i did just that.
honestly i was really scared. i kept thinking about high school gym class and my short stint in basketball and the phrase "what am i doing here" went through my head a few times...
to my surprise everyone was really… Continue
Added by Jen on May 17, 2008 at 1:27pm —
its saturday afternoon, about to go to the gym and watch portsmouth and cardiff whilst working out for an hour then off to jaywick sands to play in a church concert with the orchestra, should be fun
Added by Billy Morton on May 17, 2008 at 8:23am —
I would like to thank everyone for joining TC so quickly! The site has been open to the public for less than 48 hours and we have almost 200 members. TC is a great place to post your photos, videos, sound clips of your bands, performances, friends, equipment or whatever. Of course there is always a learning curve so feel free to contact Jen or myself with your questions.
Many new members may be new to the idea of keeping a "Blog", which is nothing more than an online diary of sorts… Continue
Added by Jason Harrelson on May 17, 2008 at 7:23am —
MY NEXT MAJOR EXPERIENCE CAME ROUGHLY 12 MONTHS LATER. I BEGAN PLAYING WITH A 2 PIECE. THERE WAS ACCORDIAN AND DRUMS. IT WAS AN EVERY SATURDAY AFTERNOON JOB. THEY BOTH GOT PAID AND I OF COUSE DIDN'T. THIS WENT ON TIL MID AUGUST. ONE SATURDAY IN AUGUST I SPOKE WITH THE LEADER (DRUMMER) AND TOLD HIM I WOULD BE CAPABLE OF PLAYING ALL OF THEIR SONGS BY DEC 31ST AND AT THAT TIME I WOULD EXPECT TO START BEING PAID THE SAME AS THEY WERE. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THIS BAR/CLUB HAD 80% REGULAR… Continue
Added by JOE HAYDEN on May 3, 2008 at 4:50pm —
I STARTED PLAYING THE TRUMPET VERY LATE IN LIFE. I WAS 50 YEARS OLD AND HAD NEVER PLAYED MUSIC EXCEPT ON THE RADIO. I TOOK SOME LESSONS AND THE MOST MEMORABLE WAS THE FIRST. I WAS SITTING IN THIS MUSIC STORE WITH A BUNCH OF KIDS WAITING TO BE CALLED, A DOOR OPENED AND A TEENAGE BOY LEFT. A MAN CAME OUT OF THE ROOM AND CALLED "HAYDEN", SO I STOOD UP. WELL HE LOOKED AT ME AND SAID"YOU'RE HAYDEN" AND I ANSWERED YES. HE INVITED ME IN TO THE ROOM. THE FIRST THING HE SHOWED ME WAS HOW TO HOLD A… Continue
Added by JOE HAYDEN on April 30, 2008 at 11:35am —