Trumpet Planet is a website and blog written by Rich Colquhoun,
a freelance professional trumpet player based in Bristol, UK.
I am trained in playing classical, jazz and commercial styles and have 18 years of experience as a professional performer and session musician. In an average month my work could be playing with a party band, classical solo performances, bugle calls for remembrance services and funerals, playing trumpet in a theatre band, lead trumpet in a salsa group, or small jazz groups. I also have regular engagements playing in orchestras for choral societies, brass bands and function bands. For more information, please visit my Professional Services page.
I have a strong interest in the understanding of brass instruments and embouchure methods. This has lead to an focus on the work of Jerome Callet’s Superchops Embouchure and study of the Tongue Controlled Embouchure with Robert J. ‘Bahb’ Civiletti. To find out more on this subject please visit my other site at http://tonguecontrolled.info/
Updates: In recent months I have begun servicing, customising and repairing small brass instruments. Please keep an eye on my blog and Instagram for further information.
I recently opened Patreon page titled the “Trumpet Planet Community”! For further information please read this post.
Where now? Below you’ll see a list of some of my recent blog posts. Although they are all trumpet related, the topics can vary a lot from equipment choices and playing techniques to discussions about ideology and out-of-the-box pedagogy. There are a few recordings of my playing thrown in there when I have the chance too. Enjoy!
- Use of Air: Quality not Quantity
- What to know about the Vincent Bach Mouthpiece
- Einsetzen and Ansetzen
- My visit to Stomvi – features videos of me playing!
- Erik Satie Project recordings
- Recording – Trumpet Fantasy by Mattew Dury (now available for purchase!). Matt’s website can be found at newsongmusic.co.uk