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REVIEW - Lynn Nicholson of Las Vegas, Nevada has now given us all a wonderful gift. He has released a full 45 minute trumpet clinic on video where he explains how he and Maynard Ferguson both play(ed) entitled "Got High Notes"?
Lynn covers everything within this video including the mouthpiece (big vs. small); the trumpet; the player; air compression (direction, amount needed for playing); the tensionless embouchure (relaxed chops); the embouchure anchor point; aggressively experimenting with concepts; using just the rim of a mouthpiece in your practice; correct playing posture; learning to pace oneself; physical exercise; his own chop problems; a very funny MF story and myths; Bud Brisbois; Lynn demonstrates plenty on his large-bore Bach and Lynn Nicholson Model Monette Prana with a 19 throat !!! Personally, (having viewed the video) I am excited about studying Lynn's Video and working on his protocol.
Lynn Nicholson's "Got High Notes" trailer ...
Lynn does not waste one minute of this Maynard Ferguson Protocol Video. He is either explaining or demonstrating the entire 45 minutes. After speaking with different trumpet world friends, Lynn has decided to release this video for a one week rental at $59.00 per week; or $99.00 for a three month rental. Most told him he was low-balling himself on these prices. His response, "I want to help people and we (Slawa) and I are not greedy people."
Many do not know of Lynn's back-ground. He was accepted to Berkley School of Music in Boston; began performing with Maynard at 19 years of age; he has also performed with the Buddy Rich Big Band; the Toshiko Akiyoshi / Lew Tabackin Big Band; CHASE; the Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Big Band as well as much playing in the Vegas scene where many got to know him and his playing. Roger Ingram has called Lynn's Double C ...the loudest he has ever heard.
I have an entire web page dedicated to Lynn on my website at Lynn Nicholson
From Lynn ...
I have just completed a very concise and clearly articulated trumpet video discussing the playing protocol used by Maynard Ferguson and myself. "Got High Notes?" is now published on Vimeo On Demand. There are two rental periods available of the identical video:
A one week stream for the curious and a 3 month stream for the serious...... Here are the links:
$99 USD 3 months
$59 USD one week
Professional Trumpet Player Interviews and Profiles
Thank you to the following Professional Trumpet Players for their time and participation in making these interviews and/or profiles possible. If you are a professional trumpet player and you would like to participate, please contact me.
Trumpet Player Frank Greene - Freelance Trumpet player based in New York City who is now the trumpet player with The Tonight Show with David Letterman. Veteran of many big bands including the One O'Clock Lab Band at The University of North Texas.
Trumpet Player Tony Guerrero - Los Angeles freelance trumpet player and former Praise & Worship Pastor at The Saddleback Church (Rick Warren)
Trumpet Player Chris Jaudes - New York freelance trumpet player; Broadway veteran as well as trumpet professor at several Universities.
Jazz Trumpet Player Ingrid Jensen - New York freelance trumpet player and jazz trumpet veteran having performed with her own combo as well as the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra.
Trumpet Player Craig Johnson - New York freelance trumpet player and Broadway veteran. Has performed with Maynard Ferguson, John Fedchock's New York Big Band as well as Blood, Sweat & Tears among others.
Trumpet Player Tony Kadleck - New York first call freelance trumpet player; Broadway veteran and member of John Fedchock's New York Big Band as well as the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra.
Scream Trumpet Icon Lynn Nicholson - Lead Trumpet Player and high note icon having performed with the Buddy Rich Big Band, the Toshiko Akiyoshi / Lew Tabackin Big Band, Maynard Ferguson, the Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Big Band as well as CHASE.