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!

P.E.T.E. Personal Embouchure Training Exerciser

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P.E.T.E. is an embouchure training product designed and manufactured by mouthpiece maker and craftsman Terry Warburton. Crafted of solid brass, silver plated, well-balanced and weighted, with a pair of rubber O rings to provide a grip for your fingers, P.E.T.E. targets and strengthens the muscles of the face that control tone production, range and endurance. Place the small rim behind the lips, then pull away from the face while resisting with the muscles of your embouchure. In just a short time you’ll feel the ‘burn’ that tells you the corners are getting a workout.

P.E.T.E. is different than holding a pencil or other object horizontal with your lips. The action of resisting the forward pull more accurately replicates and targets the muscles of the embouchure. Aside from building strength over time, P.E.T.E. helps players learn what a solid foundation should feel like. Often just 30 seconds will help you get over a range threshold to the next note or partial.

You don’t need to spend a lot of time to reap the benefit of embouchure strengthening; 15 minutes a day will produce noticeable results. The challenge for most players is remembering to use it. I keep it by the bedside and work my embouchure as I read before falling asleep. I can really feel the difference in the morning, with lips that are raring to go. If you have to miss a few days of practice, P.E.T.E. will help to keep your muscles activated; you’ll have a much easier time returning to the horn.

The bottom line is: P.E.T.E. works. Make it a part of your daily routine and you’ll be glad you did.