How I Became A Cornetist by Herbert L. Clarke

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Fri, 06/10/2016 - 19:32

Beginning of a Series of Autobiographical Sketches
by HERBERT L. CLARKE, Noted Bandmaster and Cornet Virtuoso

Herbert Lincoln Clarke (1867-1945) was a legend in his own time. He is easily the best known cornetist of all times. From his meager beginnings of practicing on an old Ophicleide and joining the Queen's Own Rifle Regimental Band in Toronto just so he could have a cornet (a Courtois) he could call his own to practice, one would never suspect such a career lay ahead of him.

Purtle Brass Conference - James Thatcher - French Horn

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 15:49

James Thatcher is "arguably the most often heard horn player in the world" due to his performances on some 70 to 80 films per year for the last 20 years. He is principally a studio player, a recipient of the Most Valuable Player Award from the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Rob Perry plays to Triple High C and Beyond

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 15:46

Rob Perry has studied with Jeff Purtle since May 2012 and KO Skisness shot this video of Rob at the Stomvi booth at the 2013 International Trumpet Guild Conference. Rob is a comeback trumpet player and at the time of this video he had been playing less than two years. Also, he had never played a Triple High C before studying with me.

The Seven Natural Elements of Brass Playing Video by Claude Gordon

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 15:09