On this Building Blocks of Jazz, Phil Dunlap and his guest Adam Hucke from Southwestern Illinois College explore ways to change the sound and personality of a trumpet using mutes. The musical concept of timbre is discussed and Adam plays examples illustrating the differences in the sound using the straight, cup, Harmon, pixie and plunger mutes – followed by a short jam session with Phil.
Building Blocks of Jazz explores the fundamentals of jazz with Phil Dunlap, Director of Education for Jazz St. Louis. His lively lessons often feature special guests who bring their own expertise into play. Find interesting instruction on everything from Groove, to Rhythm to Latin Jazz.