AIRPLAY / POWERPLAY What we do here is strip playing the trumpet down to the most basic essentials. We set an overview of what needs to happen when you play, and show you how to make it happen for YOU!
Most players don't know what a good tone is. They have no picture of the set-up to a note, or the execution of a phrase. What they do have is a desire to make some music come out of the horn and not be embarrassed about it.
AirPlay and PowerPlay lead you through the basics of embouchure formation and development. The Video Lessons and the written exercises present the plan in easy to digest bite size sections.
NEW Solista Elite .470 model . My Top of the Line Trumpet $1922.00
This is a true Large Bore horn for advanced players. The sonority is deep and rich for great jazz, but it sings and soars up high.
Read what Mark from KC has to say about it. "Just wanted to let you know your trumpet came today. I was very excited and somewhat surprised to see the mailman drive up. The trumpet: first of all it made it safe and sound. Great packaging. I've had a chance to play it and my initial impressions are very positive-- this is really a nice trumpet!
Unless I knew beforehand I wouldn't necessarily know this is a 470 bore. It plays very easily and with a wonderful sound, doesn't seem to take more air than a standard 460 bore horn.
The one thing that strikes me in particular about this trumpet is that it has a very unique "center" of sound. A beautiful soaring tone but there is also a core or something as well that's hard to describe but definitely there.
I see what you mean when you said it is sort of Schilke-like
......over all I'd say this trumpet is a definite winner. "
A note from Larry Wiseman about the .470 Elite: I
agree that the .470 just fell into the slot, but did not feel huge to
me. Again, a great time, and plan to save my pennies to own a .470 ASAP.
Right now, we are sinking money into a retirement cabin, BUT of all
the axes that I have played over a 55 year period, The Solista is solid,
with George tweaking these horns, they are more than worth the money....Larry
SOLISTA FLUGELHORN . 433 Silver 6" Bell With Case and Mouthpiece. My best seller! Pros and amateurs alike rave about this horn.
This horn plays even and balanced from bottom to way above high C. Nice slots and round flugel sound. From Jazz to Legit it cover it all. Why in the world pay $3000 for a flugel? Get the Solista Flugel now and make some money with it dude! :)
ABOUT the gRawlin Mouthpieces and - Mouthpiece Tops
My tops and also the 1 piece mouthpieces start with the great Stevens rim. Each inner diameter is .645 The depth deepens with each numerical increase. #1-4 The flugel is a copy of my original Schilke cup the Renold Made for me by hand. Deeeep V cup with a gorgeous sound. Standard shank.
Choose your drill size and whether your preference is a sharp or rounded bite.
What the players are saying:
Chris Jaudes NYC - One of the busiest players around:
"Hey George....Ok...found a back-bore that got me the sound I wanted.....I LOVE the gRawlin Mouthpiece top # 1 - I cannot miss ANYTHING!!!!! Thanks for making it....I love it!!!"...It was a (Warburton) 7b that did the trick. It's interesting....We dig the same back-bores. Hope all continues to go well for you. Thank you.....I am a big fan. Chris
to let you know the Solista Flugel is a WONDERFUL instrument. It
provides exactly what I need as a working musician, and is affordable. I
couldn't have asked for a better result!! Thanks, George!!" - Dan Flores
Larry Brubaker - Prestonwood BC Instrumental Music Pastor and Trumpet Soloist Plays the Solista models .460 the .462 the Solista Flugel and the #1 and #2 gRawlin Top and loves them! "Today I used it in the first service and I really like the way it blows and the sound. The 462 is also really good- I'm just surprised how much of a difference .002 makes in the tubing. The 462 has a bigger sound with more volume and the 460 is more compact and brilliant but still blows freely...."
Geoff Winstead - Author of "the real Cat Anderson Method" Owns the Solista Flugel. He said the band leader told him he sounded sweeter that night on the solo. Geoff said it must of been the horn because he didn't do anything different :)
J Rod - The horn was great. I felt it had a quick response, the valves were smooth and quiet. I was not use to the Saturn water keys but they do work well. The weight of the trumpet was not heavy or light but just right, it felt good in the hands. The tone the horn produced was warm and rich. Jim Allen - Australian master player -"I have unpacked the horn just now, all OK, beautiful looking instrument, a little heavier than my Schargel but not a problem. ...beautiful tone... Jim Plays the .453 Chris R. Kalamazoo - 33rd Street Band Hi George, I just love it! The sound seems to cut through just
great, and I can hear myself better in our loud band. I would describe
the sound as focused, compact, and extremely resonant with the fullest
overtones that I think I've ever played with. It helps me not deviate
from the airplay method. Also, I am more accurate with tonguing
now--drastic reduction in "cuffed" notes during challenging
articulation. I've owned my Solista .460
trumpet for close to a month now. It continues to open up a whole new
world of playing for me. This thing is really radically nice!
Great job on a great mouthpiece!
Chris Rysenga - 33rd Street Band