Bria Skonberg – Tea for Two

We are posting this today because Bria Skonberg is performing at the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts tomorrow. If you are in that area, we encourage you to see her concert.

Listening Questions:

  • How is this arrangement different?

    If you have never heard this song before, look it up on Youtube to see how it is normally done, then let us know what you think the difference is.

  • What kind of mute?

    What kind of mute is Bria using on her trumpet solo? Can you recognize it by the sound?

  • When does the tenor play?

    Sometimes the tenor player improvises when Bria is singing. How does he do that without covering her up?

Eddie Lewis posts these videos as listening assignments to his students. He often tells the students that “listening is more important than practicing”. To that end, he shares the videos so the students have something to inspire them to listen more often to professional trumpet players.

That said, if you are not one of Mr. Lewis’ students, we welcome you, too. The more the merrier! Welcome to Feel free to post your comments and questions below.