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‘Music For Ever’ has been my motto during the past pandemic years. In next slideshow a Royer Labs R-10 ribbon microphone has been used which gives a very warm sound to the trumpetsolo ‘Music For Ever’ by Dutch composer Calliope Tsoupaki, which I have performed in the beginning of March 2020 at the International Theatre Amsterdam in the presence of the composer. The music exhales hope and resilience. Its an excellent practice piece for intermediate and advanced students I believe.



In Sonobus (audio online app) I recorded live following cheerful Dixieland tune using a Mackie ProFX10v3 usb-mixer, an Audix i-5 dynamic microphone together with a CD backing track.



In the following video I compare three dynamic microphones: a Shure sm57 and Audix i-5 – which are priced around €100 – and a budget Behringer B906 (€40) in combination with a Mackie ProFX10v3 usb mixer audio interface.

During online lessons cd-accompaniment can be used to play along nice songs. The following video gives an example of a more advanced piece.


In the following video I compare two condenser microphones: a Mackie Element EM-91C and a Mackie Element EM-91CU (usb-microphone) which are priced around €80 (EM-91C) and €34 (EM-91CU).



Welcome 2022 🎶🎺

Intrada for solotrumpet by Dutch composer Otto Ketting has been one of my favorite short solopieces I have been performing over many decades. Also I introduced it to many talented students during my career as trumpet teacher so that they got to know and appreciate more modern repertoire.


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