The Wynton Marsalis DVD Series about Jazz and Trumpet

Posted on June 28th, 2013 in | Tags:

Hosted by Wynton and produced by PlayinTime Productions, these three master class DVD’s contain a wealth of great information delivered in that special Wynton style.

The History of the Trumpet

In this unique DVD, Wynton traces the history of the Trumpet from the early examples of a Conch Shell and Ram’s Horn, to today’s modern orchestral and jazz instruments. He explains how the construction of the Trumpet has changed over time, and demonstrates those changes by playing and talking about different historical instruments and their respective historical eras. In addition to this entertaining and interesting historical review, Wynton includes two bonus sections specifically for the trumpet player and musician. “Essential Tips for Getting Your Sound”, and “From The Beginning”, give the player unique insight from this excellent educator, Pulitzer Prize Winner, and superb musician to bring into your own sound every day ! These are programs that everyone interested in the Trumpet or how to play it should have in their collection!… (more info)

Master Class – Jazz

MASTER CLASSJAZZ, has Wynton working with a Jazz quintet. There is in depth discussion and demonstration of all aspects of the rhythm section as well as the front line horns. Concepts of improvisation, playing as a group including techniques of listening and interacting as a group are also covered. This one is cram packed with information for players and teachers who work with small groups and big bands… (more info)

Master Class – Trumpet

MASTER CLASSTRUMPET, contains three student performances of classical trumpet literature by Tartini, Aruturian and Hindemith. Wynton works with each student on interpretation and performance objectives. There is also an extended question and answer section that covers many areas of Trumpet playing in both the classical and Jazz styles… (more info)