All Music Books 50% Off (2 Days Only)

For the next 2 days, from 4/25 through  4/26, you can get all of my books for 50% off! You’ll need a Kindle (UK) or the free Kindle App to read them. To get the deal, click the books below for US readers. Below the covers are links for UK readers. NOTE: Sound the Trumpet contains Essential Trumpet Lessons…

Learn to Read Music: Video Course 50% OFF UNTIL 2019

Get a jump start on your New Year’s resolution to read music, and get it for the introductory deal: 50% off until the end of the year. A new video course based on the best-selling book, Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music, is 50% off for the rest of 2018. Check out the preview…

3 Music Bestsellers 81% Off for 24 hours! (10-28-18)

$1.99 for 24 Hours Now that everybody’s pretty well settled and back to school, I thought it’d be a good time to offer up my 3 bestsellers for $1.99 each. That’s 81% off the cover price! Each is frequently the #1 book in its category on Amazon.com. The $1.99 deal is only good for 24 hours,…

3 Bestsellers: 99¢ for 24 hours! (10-27-18)

99¢ for 24 Hours Now that everybody’s pretty well settled and back to school, I thought it’d be a good time to offer up my 3 bestsellers for ¢99 each. That’s 91% off the cover price! Each is frequently the #1 book in its category on Amazon.com. The ¢99 deal is only good for 24 hours, starting at…

Michel Blows a Serpent (Practice Playing In Tune)

Want to learn to play in tune? You should. Read on. Playing in tune is a skill often overlooked in practice. Here’s a great example of playing in tune: Michel Godard playing a serpent. The serpent is an ancient low-voiced instrument similar to the Medieval cornetto, and it produces a mesmerizing sound in the hands of a master like Godard (see the vid below or listen to the mp3).

Reading & Writing Music is for Amateurs

There are worse musicians to emulate than Irving Berlin. He penned God Bless America, and the perennial classic White Christmas along with a whole host of other popular songs. Any songwriter would relish the royalties of either of these tunesand would probably both give their eyeteeth to have written them. Berlin knew the value of work. He didn’t believe in inspiration, but in effort. He wrote a song a day, regardless of fickle”inspiration.” The wonderful thing is that all of these musical accomplishments weren’t hampered by Berlin’s inability to read or write kusic. In fact, later in life, Berlin was convinced this inability was one of the factors in his success. He wasn’t limited by written music.

Free Music e-Books & a Trumpet Book Podcast

Many changes in the wind this week. In celebration of the new Sol Ut Press web site, you can get a free eBook copy of two of my books Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music and Sound the Trumpet: How to Blow Your Own Horn. Tell your friends. I’ll be giving an unlimited number of eBook giveaways for the next month. When I’ve done this sort of thing the past, it usually works out to around 10,000 copies per month. I hope to break that record.