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Chromatic Lip Trills Exercise to High G, down to Low G, add pedal G at the end
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Awesome Rob! I love your playing and your sense of humor, and truth, lol.
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A typical day’s practice routine  /  Example of types of things I do practicing by Rich Wetzel
Claude Gordon warm up  /  one of many variations 
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205846160010822&pnref=story 
Range Exercise, Weaving Arpeggios 
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205845305629463&pnref=story 
After the range exercises, running major scales – adding pedals at end
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205845463633413&pnref=story 
Chromatic Scales, Low G to High G and back down
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205845581956371&pnref=story 
Lip Slurs – Advanced Lip Flexibilities, Charles Colin
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205846025167451&pnref=story 
Lip Trills Exercises – Advanced Lip Flexibilities, Charles Colin
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205846020247328&pnref=story 
Expanding Range Exercise – Advanced Lip Flexibilities, Charles Colin
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205846058768291&pnref=story  

Note:  Above is an example of the kinds of things I might practice with some variations of course, but this is a good example of a typical practice day, or daily routine I might do to maintain and develop my chops. 

This is what I practiced today, most of the examples above are a single example that I would also then play each model in all seven valve combinations on the flexibility ones, on the scales and arpeggio range routines I of course do lots of duplicate models ascending and or descending.

Disclaimer on routines:  I will vary these things a little or completely do something different some days depending on how my chops feel or my schedule if demanding gigs and rehearsals, I might go a lot easier, or if I had a lot of hard playing days in a row, I might just play soft, lyrical things a bit and call it good or sometimes a day off is a good thing too.

And now go play some music, work on tunes, music for upcoming shows, concerts, etc... The earlier stuff just gets your physical part of playing moving correctly, that is the physical aspect.  Playing music, working on phrasing, style, improvising, listening to music, all are the soulical part of playing, never neglect this part. I like to do this after I have done my foundation like the exercises above.
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For my northwest friends, Saturday Dec 6 is our "Big Band Christmas Show"
This is a fun trumpet feature we ended the show with last year.

Tickets are $15 advanced purchase at:
1-800-838-3006 by phone or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/935313 
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Wow!!! That is the sound, absolutely awesome!!!
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Whitney Grisaffi of Ted Brown Music called me out on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, I accepted as you can see here and now I am calling out Monty Mills and Jay Schreiber, you guys have 24 hours! 

I would also encourage everyone to make a donation to ALS today, it is a great cause whether you are doing the challenge or not, please donate!
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Part of a typical daily routine, a variation on advanced lip flexibility, this one lip trill on high F
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A typical day’s practice routine  /  Example of types of things I do practicing by Rich Wetzel
Claude Gordon warm up  /  one of many variations 
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205846160010822&pnref=story 

Range Exercise, Weaving Arpeggios 
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205845305629463&pnref=story 

After the range exercises, running major scales – adding pedals at end
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205845463633413&pnref=story 

Chromatic Scales, Low G to High G and back down
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205845581956371&pnref=story 

Lip Slurs – Advanced Lip Flexibilities, Charles Colin
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205846025167451&pnref=story 

Lip Trills Exercises – Advanced Lip Flexibilities, Charles Colin
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205846020247328&pnref=story 

Expanding Range Exercise – Advanced Lip Flexibilities, Charles Colin
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205846058768291&pnref=story  

Note:  Above is an example of the kinds of things I might practice with some variations of course, but this is a good example of a typical practice day, or daily routine I might do to maintain and develop my chops. 

This is what I practiced today, most of the examples above are a single example that I would also then play each model in all seven valve combinations on the flexibility ones, on the scales and arpeggio range routines I of course do lots of duplicate models ascending and or descending.

Disclaimer on routines:  I will vary these things a little or completely do something different some days depending on how my chops feel or my schedule if demanding gigs and rehearsals, I might go a lot easier, or if I had a lot of hard playing days in a row, I might just play soft, lyrical things a bit and call it good or sometimes a day off is a good thing too.

And now go play some music, work on tunes, music for upcoming shows, concerts, etc... The earlier stuff just gets your physical part of playing moving correctly, that is the physical aspect.  Playing music, working on phrasing, style, improvising, listening to music, all are the soulical part of playing, never neglect this part. I like to do this after I have done my foundation like the exercises above.
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What a beautiful tone, sound, truly an amazing trumpet player!
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Now THAT is how you move air through a horn ladies and gentlemen!  

Awesome Lynn!  You are a great friend and have been a hero to me and trumpet players everywhere, incredible chops and sound, and we are so glad you love the new Bach commercial trumpet and so excited to have you on board as a Bach artist!
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This is on the large bore model .462  

The ML is not a huge step down at a .459 but some folks like one or the other
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Trumpet player and rep for Conn-Selmer, Inc musical instruments
Employment
  • Freelance Musician
    Trumpet player, present
  • Conn-Selmer
    NW District Manager, 2007 - present
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Garden Grove, CA - Seattle, WA - Tacoma, WA - Wurzburg, Germany - Norfolk, VA - Huntington Beach, CA
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Professional trumpet player, and Northwest District Sales Manager for Conn-Selmer.
Introduction
Professional trumpet player, musician, originally from southern CA now living in Washington state. Nice guy, easy going, three CD's out for my band, Rich Wetzel's Groovin' Higher Orchestra.
Bragging rights
Credits include playing trumpet with: The Ojays, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Spinners, The Platters, The Coasters, Charo, Al Martino, El Chicano, Wayne Newton, etc
Education
  • California State University, Long Beach
    Music, 1986 - 1988
    Music Major
  • Orange Coast College
    Music, 1984 - 1986
    Music Major
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