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Tools to help you become a better jazz musician
“Is it true that I can achieve a form of self-transcendence by practicing demanding, in-depth materials and jump-start my musicianship by pushing myself beyond what I thought I was capable of achieving?” At Boptism Music we absolutely believe this is true. All of our Jazz Study Zone materials are designed to challenge you and help you grow as a creative, improvising musician. Boptism Music can definitely help you get the ball rolling!
Guiseppe Concone: Fifteen Vocalises Op. 12, “Finishing Studies for High Voice” adapted for Trombone by Rich Willey
Would you like to have as glorious a sound in your upper register as you do in your middle and lower registers?
Guiseppe Concone’s 15 Vocalises Opus 12, Finishing Studies for High Voice will help develop smoother upper register facility for trombone players.
Rhythm Madness for trombone & all 𝄢 bass clef instruments by Rich Willey
Do you want to be that annoying person who always misses rhythms and rests when sight reading in an ensemble, or the person who nails every tricky rhythm and is looked up to and admired by other musicians?
Rhythm Madness will whip your reading skills into shape like nothing else on the market! (This is a no-brainer.)
Arban’s Jazz Scale Connection for all 𝄞 treble clef instruments — Expanded Edition by Rich Willey (PDF)
How many times have you heard symphonically-oriented players ask how they can learn jazz without dragging down their legit chops? Or how many times have you heard jazz players ask how they can maintain proficiency in jazz playing and orchestral playing at the same time? Here is one answer to those questions.
Trumpet & Trombone Lessons via Skype
Rich Willey, devoted student of Dr. Donald S. “Doc” Reinhardt, teaches trumpet and trombone students according to what he learned during his eight years of private, in-person study with “Doc” (including attendance at two of Reinhardt’s three-day teacher’s clinics) between 1978 and 1986. Thanks to Skype, online trumpet lessons and online trombone lessons are the perfect alternative to traveling great distances. Rich offers “chops” and/or “improv” lessons online.
Add Brass Tracks to Your Recording
Rich Willey offers virtual recording session services by providing brass tracks for composers and producers of many music and commercial media sound tracks (TV, film, video games & library). Rich composes, arranges, and records trumpet, flugelhorn, bass trumpet and tuba parts using a Royer R-122 ribbon mic, a Neumann TLM 193 large-diaphragm condenser mic as well as an Electro Voice RE20 dynamic cardioid mic for 100% guaranteed Pro Tools tracks that lay right into your project.