The following are notes from clinics presented by Jeff Helgesen.
Enhancing Skills for Spontaneous Composition (Improvisation)
Based on speaker notes for a class presentation on improvisation given at Millersville University (Millersville, PA, USA) on April 14, 2004.
What Tunes Should I Know?
Know these tunes and you're in pretty good shape to make it through most commercial gigs and jam sessions.
Jazz Trumpet Clinic Notes
Notes from a couple of clinics presented to high school jazz band musicians in 2002.
Alternate Fingerings for the Jazz Trumpeter
Introduction to use of alternate fingerings for jazz trumpet players.
Isometrics for Building Facial Muscles for Trumpeters
A collection of facial exercises culled from Internet sources, for trumpet players who want to develop the facial muscles used forming the embouchure.
The Science of Breath
The "little black book" on breathing that apparently inspired Maynard Ferguson to adopt deep breathing techniques, provided here in HTML format. If you're impatient, check out my Summary of Techniques and Exercises.
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