Django Meets Kopprasch

I wrote this etude based on my favorite Max Kopprasch etude, but written over the chord progression to Django Rheinhardt’s “Montagne Sainte Genevieve” played here with an Aebersold track from his “Django” album.
I’m working on soft and varied articulation in F# minor, long phrases, endurance (4pages worth), but mainly trying to make my “lead” setup sound warm and resonant in the mid and lower registers and secco staccato at the end.  I had difficulty getting rid of the stale air by the end of page 3 and had to shorten a couple of phrases.

The etude in the original key as well as up 1/2 step into g minor is on my website for free.  If you want the track, buy the mp3 for 99¢ on Amazon or iTunes at the link below.

Played on a Powell Custom Gallery Trumpet
Patrick 91s Top with a Pickett C4 Commercial Backbore cut for Bob Reeves Sleeves: #5 Sleeve

Author: sbelck

Trumpet player, teacher, jazz musician, and the illegitimate father of the modern lip slur.

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