Ear Training with Ingrid Jensen

Written by user on October 10, 2015

(Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, Photo: Angela Jimenez)

Training your ears to hear pitches–and to recognize their relationship to other pitches–can be a daunting task, but trumpet master Ingrid Jensen offers a different strategy for hearing and feeling pitch. In the lesson below, she utilizes a shruti box to create a drone, and builds her ear by playing around the drone.

It’s a unique and interesting approach to ear training, and can also be turned into a fun practice routine game. Check it out …

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Ed Berger Remembers Joe Wilder

Written by user on May 19, 2014

On May 9, the legendary trumpeter and bandleader Joe Wilder passed away at the age of 92. He leaves behind an extraordinary legacy.

Shortly before he passed, Mr. Wilder witnessed the release of his biography, Softly, With Feeling: Joe Wilder and the Breaking of Barriers in American Music, a collaborative project undertaken with the scholar Ed Berger.

Ed Berger, who is also an instructor at our Swing University program, shares his thoughts on the passing of Mr. Wilder:

With Joe Wilder’s passing at …

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