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!

The Fun Factory

Remember the Play Doe Fun Factory?

You stuff the Play Doe in the top of the ‘extruder’, then push a lever on the top. This squeezes the dough through a tube with various attachments at the end, which shape the emerging dough into various configurations. The brass player’s body functions in much the same way. Your air is the ‘Play Doe’, your breathing muscles are the ‘lever’, and your embouchure shapes and directs the air stream like the attachment at the end of the tube.

To create a long, solid strip of shaped Play Doe with no voids or air pockets, the extruder must be well packed with dough, and you must maintain continuous pressure on the lever as the dough is extruded. To produce a full, confident tone, you must fill your lungs with air, and maintain a continuous, uninterrupted air stream for the duration of the phrase. Regardless of the volume or range, the forward motion of the air stream must be maintained.

When the Play Doe reaches the end of the tube, it comes out shaped like a star or other geometric shape, depending on the attachment. When the air reaches the lips, the shape and compression of the embouchure affect the way the air sets the lips into vibration. Small adjustments of the embouchure impact dramatically on the sound.

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