Chase Sanborn is an engaging modern jazz trumpet voice with a warm, inviting tone, fluid lyrical phrasing, and a style that always swings. He exhibits the cultivated sensibility of a player at the peak of his powers.
Music Business Tactics is an easy and enjoyable read that provides sound, practical advice. If you are an aspiring musician, or you know one, get this book! You need this information!
Chase Sanborn goes right to the heart and soul of the music. His performance was an inspiration to hundreds of festival participants, and his positive and upbeat outlook made a lasting impact on our students
Jazz Tactics presents the material in such a clear and simple way, with the vitality and spirit of a live teaching session. This method speaks to all musicians, regardless of age and previous experience.
Chase addresses the needs of developing musicians in a manner that is understandable and relevant. My students were thrilled to work with someone who understands their learning curve.
Tuning Tactics teaches you to listen. In just a short time, I've witnessed strong improvement in my students' awareness. Tuning Tactics makes good intonation attainable for all!
Chase Sanborn has a natural gift for engaging and involving an audience. He shares a wealth of honest and knowledgeable information about music and the music business.
Brass Tactics offeres authoritative instruction balanced with sage and homely advice. It shows you how to handle yourself in any professional or amateur situation. No trumpet player should be without this book!

Keep It Clean!

Can you imagine eating off the same cutlery day after day without ever washing it?
OK then. What about your mouthpiece? How long has it been since you washed it? If you are like many brass players, you stick it in the case when you are done, then take it out the next day and place it on your mouth, oblivious of the bacteria or contaminants that have taken up residence. Get in the habit of washing your mouthpiece at least once a day, perhaps when you brush your teeth in the morning.
It will take you about 15 seconds, and it is time well spent.

How about your horn? For the first year or two that I played trumpet nobody told me about cleaning it out. When I finally did get it into the bathtub the amount of sludge that flowed out was disgusting. Don’t let yours get to that point! My repairman, Ron Partch, uses a fiber optic camera to view the inside of the instrument. If anything will convince you to improve your cleaning habits, it’s a video tour of your horn! (I’ve told Ron he should sell DVDs.) Washing your horn once a week would be a great habit to get into, but even if you do it once a month you are probably still better than average. A flexible wire brush is designed to go through the tubes.

Hygiene aside, keeping your equipment clean will improve both the performance and longevity of your instrument. When comparing trumpet bore sizes, .459” is considered medium-large while .462” is considered large. This gives you an idea of the tolerances involved. How big is that piece of last week’s cheeseburger lodged in the crook of your tuning slide?

Over time, calcium and other deposits can collect inside your instrument. Once deposits have accumulated and hardened, they are difficult to remove. Regular cleaning flushes out these deposits before they become semi-permanent fixtures.

With each cleaning, freshly oiled and greased valves and slides keep your instrument in top operating condition.

Need I say more? Just do it!

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