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Trumpet Chops Player Release
We are pleased to announce the release of our most recent book, Trumpet Chops Player. This is the third book of a seven book series. If you have a range at least up to G above the staff, then this book is perfect for you.
Trumpet Chops is a series of books designed to be used with my “One Range” approach to trumpet chops building. If you need to work on your trumpet range and/or endurance, the One Range approach gives you a strategy to grow your strength without sacrificing the musical aspects of your trumpet playing.
The Trumpet Chops Player book is part of that One Range system, especially if your top range is up to G above the staff.
This book is also for trumpet players with higher ranges than G above the staff. If you read the One Range book, you will see that it endorses days of range limiting. For trumpet players with higher range, the Trumpet Chops Player book gives you all the benefits of the daily routine while still observing the Three Levels of Rest I write about in the One Range book.
We are very excited to announce this new book for intermediate students. Here is a book of folk songs for trumpet. But it’s not JUST a book of folk songs. This book is like a game. It’s a musical “fill in the blank” game. Here’s how it works:
Learn the folk song in its easiest form on the first page. Play it ten times to get the sound of the song in your head. Then flip the page. The folk song is now presented in new keys, but here’s the catch…. some of the notes are missing and question marks are in their place. Play the new transposed versions of the folk songs and when you get the the question marks, play the notes that sound right to you.
We are excited to announce that the One Range book is finally released! This is a very important book because we now have so many trumpet routine books. If you are not one of Eddie Lewis’ students, then you may not know what to do with all the different trumpet routines we have published.
The subtitle of the book is “A Trumpet Chops Strategy Guide“. The book is not an exercise book. It’s a book meant to help you organize and design your practice sessions to get the most benefit out of your practice time.
If you follow the steps in the One Range book properly, it should go a long way towards helping you increase your trumpet range in a way that your trumpet playing will remain musically appropriate.
Eddie Lewis lives in Houston, but now you can jam with him no matter where you live in the world. We now have a page dedicated to our trumpet play-along (backing tracks) series that we call You Play First Chair. If you are a trumpet player, then we invite you to click HERE and have some fun playing along with our Music Minus One styled videos.
Eddie Lewis is an active YouTube creator. Click on the play list to see his most recent trumpet and jazz video posts.
Mr. Lewis posts videos of his trumpet playing, videos of his compositions and trumpet lesson videos. As of 2019 he has over 1000 subscribers and is still growing strong. This is a great way to connect with Eddie as a trumpet players, even if you don’t live in the Houston area.
Private Student Quick Links
Here are some quick links for students who need specific pages on this website
Click here to go to our lesson fees page. This page lists prices for each of our packages. There is also a PayPal payment button at the top of the page, for your convenience. Whether you are interested in local trumpet lessons in Houston, or trumpet Skype lessons, the fees and payments on this page apply to both.
Click here to go to a page with recommended listening. Eddie Lewis tells his students that “listening is more important than practicing”. To that end, he has created a page that serves as a starting point for your career long adventure into trumpet music listening.
Click here if you are a new student and want to register digitally before your first lesson. We do not share your information and only collect what we need for administrative purposes.
Band Scale Expansion Studies
We have another book release! This one is to help school trumpet students master their band scales.
Scales are a very important part of learning to be a great trumpet player and your scales for band are a wonderful way to get started. This book, Band Scale Expansion Studies for Trumpet, helps you to master those scales.
Too often, students tend to only half way learn the scales for band. This is a problem because the scales are building blocks for music. If the building blocks are flawed, so is the music. For that reason, this book is very important for helping you become a better musician.
Eddie Lewis’ first hymn album, Unadorned Trumpet Hymns, has been a huge success. With thousands of streams per week world wide, you would think that the reason we did a sequel was because we wanted to ride on the success of the first recording. But no. The reason we did this second album, Unadorned Trumpet Hymns II, is for the exact same reason as we did the first one. It is a first fruit offering. There will probably be at least one more of these unadorned hymn albums, and then we will find something else to give as a first fruits offering.
We hope you enjoy this album. In some ways it is better than the first unadorned hymns album. It is more pensive and relaxed. Of course, we do hope it ends up being just as popular as the original album, but we have placed that in God’s hands.
We are changing the way we do the listening assignments on this website because of drive space limitations associated with the server. Instead of posting listening assignments as blog posts, the way we were doing it before, we are now simply posting new assignments to a Youtube playlist. This is that playlist. So all you have to do is come to this page and listen to whatever is new at the beginning. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Click here to read more about signing up for jazz trumpet lessons with Eddie Lewis. Eddie’s approach to jazz improvisation is grounded in tradition but is a more musical approach than traditional academic approaches.
Click here to listen to some of Eddie Lewis’ trumpet recordings. With six current albums and singles in both jazz and classical, there is plenty here to help you become more acquainted with Eddie Lewis’ musicianship.
Are you looking for gift ideas for trumpet players? Eddie Lewis and his wife, Pearl, have been collaborating on designs for a variety of gift merchandise. Looking for coffee cups or t-shirts with trumpet designs? You found it right here! As an added benefit, some of our product designs actually help you remember some of the important information from your lessons.