Vintage Trumpet Treasures on CD Baby
It is now official, Vintage Trumpet Treasures is now available on CD Baby. If you do not live in Houston and don't like to pay for postage, you can now purchase Vintage Trumpet Treasures as a download at CD Baby. Vintage Trumpet Treasures is a collection of turn of the century duets.The original intention was to ...More
Congratulation Elijah M.
Elijah recently won first chair in the All-Region jazz ensemble, so he is doing quite well this year.
Elijah M. Makes First Chair
We want to congratulate Elijah M. for making first chair at the All-Region Jazz auditions recently. Elijah has been a student of Mr. Lewis’ since he was in elementary school and is currently a student at HSPVA.
Congratulations Will F.
We want to congratulate one of our newest students, Will F., for graduating out of the first level of our jazz method and into the second. This graduation makes him an official “Jazz Trumpet Player.” As with the player level of the trumpet method, the player level of the jazz method indicates that the student now has the basic tools to play jazz.
Worth noting is that Will completed the Jazz Trumpet Player level of the program in a shorter time period than any other non-professional student.
Next up? Will is moving on to work on the materials for the Jazz Trumpet Apprentice level of the program. This level involves learning six standard jazz tunes in six different keys along with all of the supporting rudiments that accompany those tunes.
New CD: A Not So Distant Pass
We are pleased to announce that the new CD titled A Not So Distant Pass is now available for sale. This is the CD that Eddie mentioned in his Trumpet Live video about using the 50% rule to deal with performance anxiety. It was recorded in El Paso on the way back from Eddie’s New Year’s Eve gig in Las Vegas. He took this opportunity to record with his good friends from El Paso.
Congratulatons John Nelson
We would like to congratulate one of our adult students, John Nelson, for completing his recording of My Funny Valentine. John came to our studio as an adult beginner and it’s a joy to see him realize his trumpet goals as he continues to grow as a musician.
Congratulations, John! Keep up the good work!
Vintage Trumpet Treasures on CD Baby
It is now official, Vintage Trumpet Treasures is now available on CD Baby. If you do not live in Houston and don’t like to pay for postage, you can now purchase Vintage Trumpet Treasures as a download at CD Baby.
Vintage Trumpet Treasures is a collection of turn of the century duets.The original intention was to give the listener a short repose from the hectic life of modern technology. The concept was to approach the duets as popular songs, but from an era that was slower and less panicked than the world we live in today.
So, in that sense, it is not a “classical” CD. From the beginning it was always intended to be intellectually unremarkable. Instead, the main emphasis was on creating a CD that people could pop into their players (or now cue up on their ipods) and let the music transport them to a resting place.
The following player has a few samples from the CD.
When you live someplace like Houston, Texas, where the traffic is nuts and the weather is oppressive, sometimes you need something like this to calm your nerves. So we invite you to enjoy this music that way. Not as a lofty classical recording that demands your full attention, but as a peaceful collection of wordless songs that will sooth your soul.
So yes, we are pleased to announce our presence on CD Baby (who will also be distributing it to most streaming and download services, like pandora and itunes).
We would like to thank you for your patience. We are almost done with the upgrade.
At this point, we are trying to transfer all of the old trumpet articles to the new system. This just means a bunch of cutting and pasting and then setting the redirects. When that is finished, we will basically be in maintenance mode.
And maintenance mode will be much easier with the new WordPress format. Instead of using the old Trumpet News widget Eddie wrote for his own system, which was slow and cumbersome, we will be posting Trumpet News as blog posts, like this one. Then we will simply assign that post to a category called Trumpet News.
The same will be true for Lesson News. This way it will be less difficult to keep track of and to maintain.
New Events Area for EddieLewis.com
The upgrade is going well so far. No major glitches or anything like that. The good news is that we have added an events page. We had an events column on the old version of the site, but it was cumbersome to use and maintain. One of the many reasons we are switching to a WordPress website is so that we can take advantage of work others have already done.
This new Events section of the website has 1000 times more power than the code I had written myself. It’s not only more efficient for me but better and more practical for you, the users.
To access the events, simply click on the menu link above.
For now we have only posted a few of Eddie Lewis’ upcoming live performances. We plan on adding other types of events that are related to the teaching side of what we do.
Thank you for your patience as we make this transition.
Website Update: Please bear with us…
We are currently in the process of upgrading EddieLewis.com to conform to the newer web standards. Many of the pages on the old version of the site were written according to HTML 3 standards and it was time to make the necessary changes to bring the site up to snuff.
So please be patient as we work our way through the process.
If you would like to learn more about Eddie Lewis, we invite you to visit his blog at:
Thank you for your patience and your understanding.