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!

Reflections

Playing a brass instrument requires the coordinated use of many different muscles. A mirror can help you learn to use your muscles in the most efficient way.

A full-length mirror is useful for improving your playing posture and revealing bad habits:

-Plant your feet firmly on the floor; feel that you are pushing against the floor to expel the air.
-Keep your elbows comfortably away from the body, your shoulders down and relaxed, and your chest up.
-Let your entire torso expand as you take a breath.
-The exhalation should follow the inhalation with no delay. If you breathe in and out naturally, you stay relaxed.
-Keep your chin up to open the throat and eliminate a common source of tension.
-Picture the sound as a visible beam of light emanating from the horn-the higher you play, the farther the beam projects. High notes are not further up, they are further out!

A close-up mirror can help you discover the most efficient way to form your embouchure:

-Listen as you watch your embouchure, and make small adjustments with the lips and with the position of the mouthpiece on the lips.
-Search for the embouchure setting that produces the most resonant sound on each note.
-Strive to reduce exterior facial movements; adjust the vibrating points within the rim.
-Don’t try to copy someone else’s embouchure or operate on a pre-conceived notion of what is ‘correct’. Whatever produces the best sound is correct for you.

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