February 5, 2016

Today, I’m going to be talking to you about a very special and often misunderstood corner of brass pedagogy.  Yes, I’m talking about the brass method of Carmine Caruso.  The supposed “high-note” or “chops” method.  In this article I will explain the philosophy behind t...

January 27, 2016

 

1. Please introduce yourself. Tell us who you are and what it is that you do.

 

"My name is Dr. Kevin Gebo. I am a Yamaha Performing Artist as well a freelance trumpeter in the Washington Metropolitan area and a member of The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” I also freq...

September 25, 2015

Imagine the following circumstances. 

 

  • You are called for a gig and when you show up some of your music has chord changes on it.  Were you able to pull it off, or did you abstain? 

  • You are on a recording session and the producer asks you to make something...

September 19, 2015

All through high-school, I was constantly presented with two options as a trumpeter.  Option 1, be a legit (ie: classical) trumpet player.  Option 2, be a jazzer.  These options were customarily presented as mutually exclusive, both by the attitudes and by the skills o...

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