By Chad Tindel | December 1, 2015
Learning from the Legends made history in 2014 by publishing the first-ever set of classical music education lessons meant for advanced students, and the release was a smashing success! Just look at some of these testimonials we received for our Mendelssohn and Bruch DVDs from luminaries such as John Corigliano, Aaron Dworkin, and Philippe Quint. In that initial post we said that our long term goal was to “expand our line to include all the string, brass, and woodwind instruments as well as several vocal ranges.”
Today we take the next step by releasing two fantastic products featuring Rolf Smedvig, Founder and Leader of the Empire Brass Quintet for more than 40 years as well as the former Principal Trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. These releases cover the Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat and the Hummel Trumpet Concerto which are widely recognized as two “must-learn” works for all trumpet students. Learning from the Legends has designed these lessons specifically to help you prepare for any performance scenario, including:
- Auditions for prestigious honor bands and orchestras
- Audition selections at universities or conservatories
- Preparing for a private recital
Our products provide you with everything you need to supplement private instruction in order to improve your performance and understanding of these works. In addition to measure-by-measure instruction, we also include:
- Performance examples from Rolf Smedvig and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra
- Piano Accompaniment Practice Tracks - to hone your performance skills playing along with a piano practice track provided exclusively by Learning from the Legends
- Special edition Bb and Eb trumpet sheet music with piano accompaniment edited by Rolf Smedvig and Matt Carson
- Technical exercise book designed to help you prepare for these two works
- Extensive demonstrations of technical exercises which you can use to fine-tune the skills needed for this concerto
Our sheet music, which we consider to be the finest editions of these works ever published, is freely available for download on our website. We consider this our way of giving something back to the music world and we hope students and professionals all over the world find use and enjoyment from what we have created.
Initial releases are in DVD format and are available for sale from a number of outlets including [learningfromthelegends.com] and amazon.com. We will soon follow up with releases for HD streaming in the Amazon Instant Video store, including our previous violin releases featuring Lara St. John.
We expect to continue growing this product line, but we need your help to do it! You can assist us in getting the word out to everyone you know. We are currently developing production plans to produce two Flute DVDs featuring the wonderful and world-renowned Andrea Griminelli. We would very much like to get into the studio as soon as possible to create these DVDs but we can’t do it without the continued success of our violin and trumpet lessons. Please help us make this dream a reality!
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Learning from the Legends