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Margot Mink Colbert
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This document examines crossover trumpet playing: the ability to comfortably transition from classical to jazz style. Problems trumpeters face when shifting between classical and jazz styles and the importance of always performing idiomatically are discussed. There is no consensus regarding the best way to develop crossover ability, but experts agree that the proper use of articulation is vital for stylistically authentic performances. A review of the literature reveals fundamental differences in how articulation is taught in classical and jazz pedagogies. Additionally, jazz and classical musicians approach printed music differently. By detailing key elements of jazz articulation and interpretation the document provides a guide for classical trumpeters attempting to assimilate the nuances of jazz performance.
articulation; back-tonguing; interpretation; performance practice; swing; trumpet mutes
Education | Music | Theatre and Performance Studies
Tague, Kevin Christopher, "Crossover Trumpet Performance: Jazz Style and Technique for Classical Trumpeters" (2017). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 3104.