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The Story of the Trumpet, In the Words of Those Who Play It....

And what a story it is...

"Honestly, I had no idea what would come of the show when I began it in 2016," says founder and host James Newcomb. "I knew that podcasting was something I enjoyed, and I enjoy trumpet, so it seemed like a good idea."

Well that so called "good idea" is still going strong here in 2022 and beyond. It has become a show with a global audience, featuring trumpeters of all stripes and experience levels from all corners of this Planet Earth. People just like you and me who have real lives, and real problems, and maintain their love of trumpet in spite of everything - and want to impart their experience and knowledge of trumpet, career building, longevity, health and wellness, spirituality and much more with listeners of this show.

So grab a hot beverage, your favorite chair and press play on an episode (true listeners listen at 1x speed ha ha).

Drop in and say hello and join in on our "Pay it Forward Friday" episodes that are recorded LIVE on the James Newcomb on Trumpet Facebook page each Friday at 10 am EST. To join in, type in jamesnewcombontrumpet.com into your browser and you're all set.

Again, thank you for checking out our show. We hope you enjoy it, and hope to meet you either online or in person!

James Newcomb

Trumpet Dynamics James Newcomb

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    • 4.7 • 7 Ratings

The Story of the Trumpet, In the Words of Those Who Play It....

And what a story it is...

"Honestly, I had no idea what would come of the show when I began it in 2016," says founder and host James Newcomb. "I knew that podcasting was something I enjoyed, and I enjoy trumpet, so it seemed like a good idea."

Well that so called "good idea" is still going strong here in 2022 and beyond. It has become a show with a global audience, featuring trumpeters of all stripes and experience levels from all corners of this Planet Earth. People just like you and me who have real lives, and real problems, and maintain their love of trumpet in spite of everything - and want to impart their experience and knowledge of trumpet, career building, longevity, health and wellness, spirituality and much more with listeners of this show.

So grab a hot beverage, your favorite chair and press play on an episode (true listeners listen at 1x speed ha ha).

Drop in and say hello and join in on our "Pay it Forward Friday" episodes that are recorded LIVE on the James Newcomb on Trumpet Facebook page each Friday at 10 am EST. To join in, type in jamesnewcombontrumpet.com into your browser and you're all set.

Again, thank you for checking out our show. We hope you enjoy it, and hope to meet you either online or in person!

James Newcomb

    Missing the content forest for the idealistic trees

    Missing the content forest for the idealistic trees

    I love going for a walk early in the morning, and I've decided to redeem the time by recording things on my mind related to life, business, marketing and what not by recording short podcasts for you while going for my walks.
    What you'll here in this episode is such a "walk and talk" podcast, and I think you might glean some value from it.
    Enjoy!
    Are you a True Listener?
    Visit http://trumpetdynamics.com (trumpetdynamics.com) to learn how you can be notified each time a new episode is published. And if you really like what you hear on this podcast, the best way to support me and the show is to subscribe to my daily email newsletter where I share what I learn and observe in an “infotaining” way. Many folks have told me they enjoy the emails, and I think you will too!

    • 13 min
    Trumpet Chops, Business Chops, and Political Commentary on the Side (just to keep things interesting) with Returning Podcast Veteran Steve Baker!

    Trumpet Chops, Business Chops, and Political Commentary on the Side (just to keep things interesting) with Returning Podcast Veteran Steve Baker!

    Raleigh, NC based trumpeter and band leader Steve Baker returns to the show to talk about the ongoing recovery from the Coronapocalypse that musicians are dealing with. We also go in-depth on his beginnings on trumpet, how he got involved with the business side of music, along with tips on how not to go the entrepreneurial route. Toward the end is a quite contrarian topic to the show, but one on which Steve is a subject matter expert so I decided it's worth getting his thoughts on it while I had him on the line.
    You won't regret pressing play on this episode!
    What you'll hear in this episode:
    -What the music business looks like in the post-covid aftermath...05:55
    -Face mask compliance affected by tribal identity...13:00
    -Money scarcity affects how many musicians are employed...16:25
    -Steve's founding origins as a trumpeter and entrepreneur...19:00
    -Working with the underground resistance in the Soviet Union...27:34
    -Guilt dreams lead to picking up the trumpet again at age 39, after a ten-year layoff...31:23
    -How you come to "own" a band...34:20
    -The biggest mistake musicians make when they take the entrepreneurial leap...40:20
    -Finding motivation to persevere when the money runs out...45:41
    -Chasing the storm, and pursuing your passion to find success as a musicpreneur...52:41
    -A first-hand account of the January 6 event at the U.S. Capitol building you won't hear on Fox News...58:46
    -Plus whatever your discerning ears deem worthy of your time and interest...
    Resources mentioned:
    -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF7gL2VBbAg (Living Sound) - the band Steve played in right after high school
    -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_6Jn-ZYeAk (Pakhmutova trumpet concerto), performed by Timofei Dokschitzer (great listen!)
    -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC2ZY2loo74 (Paid the Cost to Be the Boss), James Brown song
    -thepragmaticconstitutionalist.locals.com
    Are you a True Listener?
    Visit http://trumpetdynamics.com (trumpetdynamics.com) to learn how you can be notified each time a new episode is published. And if you really like what you hear on this podcast, the best way to support me and the show is to subscribe to my daily email newsletter where I share what I learn and observe in an “infotaining” way. Many folks have told me they enjoy the emails, and I think you will too!
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Lessons with Bud
    Have you heard of a fellow named Bud Herseth? He's only the greatest orchestral trumpeter of all time, and now you can listen to a series of lessons, notes, anecdotes and in-the-trenches advice for free. This 57 minute audio is available for a limited time. Head over to lessonswithbud.com to learn more.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    State of the Podcast - 14 August 2022

    State of the Podcast - 14 August 2022

    A few updates on the "relaunch" of the show, and what you can expect moving forward!
    Are you a True Listener?
    Visit http://trumpetdynamics.com (trumpetdynamics.com) to learn how you can be notified each time a new episode is published. And if you really like what you hear on this podcast, the best way to support me and the show is to subscribe to my daily email newsletter where I share what I learn and observe in an “infotaining” way. Many folks have told me they enjoy the emails, and I think you will too!

    • 12 min
    Manny Laureano [SMM]

    Manny Laureano [SMM]

    Trumpet has always been part of my life, and even though it's not my main source of income, it's something for which a flame in the inner man continues to burn. So much so that I continue to create new episodes of my Trumpet Dynamics podcast. It's a hobby for the time being, but it is something I do take quite seriously and am ramping things up to release brand new episodes this month.
    In the meantime, I've been republishing a series of episodes I recorded in 2017 called Secrets of the Musical Mind. It's rapid fire questions of world-class musicians asking them what are the secrets to performing at a high level day in and day out.
    I'm only keeping these episodes up until the new episodes are released, after which they'll go back into the vault for only the True Listeners to partake. So if you want to take in an episode or two, I suggest you hightail it over to https://email.e.berserkermail.com/c/eJw9j0tLxDAURn9Ns7Pc5Oa5yMIyDgquRnBbkuaGdpw-aCLiv7cjInzrc75DnmvlJCLnmiWfRU5SsMkLEAIsCHBouWhjkG5AE5zCzLnhjQRqI-2F9g_a5zDd2mGd2egzOUcKdCJrUgRujIQgMFoeZQwispsfa91Kg4-NOB-r--e8UU3fS5inodwxDZ77flvLVKd16fsGT8Do7ngOZfQPb69XJOy6y1aeRpgIL6eODetSw1BfktdcWgMInBykrIdsSZGyyHZ_DTOVtNDXIYlHwravdV3-3_8x3o-sQ_wr00Il7awES9Jo4YyOZKWKP4LEYII (trumpetdynamics.com) immediately and subscribe on your favorite free podcast player (click or tap the "follow" button on the player to see the options available to subscribe.)

    • 33 min
    Gerard Schwarz [SMM]

    Gerard Schwarz [SMM]

    Trumpet has always been part of my life, and even though it's not my main source of income, it's something for which a flame in the inner man continues to burn. So much so that I continue to create new episodes of my Trumpet Dynamics podcast. It's a hobby for the time being, but it is something I do take quite seriously and am ramping things up to release brand new episodes this month.
    In the meantime, I've been republishing a series of episodes I recorded in 2017 called Secrets of the Musical Mind. It's rapid fire questions of world-class musicians asking them what are the secrets to performing at a high level day in and day out.
    I'm only keeping these episodes up until the new episodes are released, after which they'll go back into the vault for only the True Listeners to partake. So if you want to take in an episode or two, I suggest you hightail it over to https://email.e.berserkermail.com/c/eJw9j0tLxDAURn9Ns7Pc5Oa5yMIyDgquRnBbkuaGdpw-aCLiv7cjInzrc75DnmvlJCLnmiWfRU5SsMkLEAIsCHBouWhjkG5AE5zCzLnhjQRqI-2F9g_a5zDd2mGd2egzOUcKdCJrUgRujIQgMFoeZQwispsfa91Kg4-NOB-r--e8UU3fS5inodwxDZ77flvLVKd16fsGT8Do7ngOZfQPb69XJOy6y1aeRpgIL6eODetSw1BfktdcWgMInBykrIdsSZGyyHZ_DTOVtNDXIYlHwravdV3-3_8x3o-sQ_wr00Il7awES9Jo4YyOZKWKP4LEYII (trumpetdynamics.com) immediately and subscribe on your favorite free podcast player (click or tap the "follow" button on the player to see the options available to subscribe.)

    • 33 min
    Tamir Akta [SMM]

    Tamir Akta [SMM]

    Trumpet has always been part of my life, and even though it's not my main source of income, it's something for which a flame in the inner man continues to burn. So much so that I continue to create new episodes of my Trumpet Dynamics podcast. It's a hobby for the time being, but it is something I do take quite seriously and am ramping things up to release brand new episodes this month.
    In the meantime, I've been republishing a series of episodes I recorded in 2017 called Secrets of the Musical Mind. It's rapid fire questions of world-class musicians asking them what are the secrets to performing at a high level day in and day out.
    I'm only keeping these episodes up until the new episodes are released, after which they'll go back into the vault for only the True Listeners to partake. So if you want to take in an episode or two, I suggest you hightail it over to https://email.e.berserkermail.com/c/eJw9j0tLxDAURn9Ns7Pc5Oa5yMIyDgquRnBbkuaGdpw-aCLiv7cjInzrc75DnmvlJCLnmiWfRU5SsMkLEAIsCHBouWhjkG5AE5zCzLnhjQRqI-2F9g_a5zDd2mGd2egzOUcKdCJrUgRujIQgMFoeZQwispsfa91Kg4-NOB-r--e8UU3fS5inodwxDZ77flvLVKd16fsGT8Do7ngOZfQPb69XJOy6y1aeRpgIL6eODetSw1BfktdcWgMInBykrIdsSZGyyHZ_DTOVtNDXIYlHwravdV3-3_8x3o-sQ_wr00Il7awES9Jo4YyOZKWKP4LEYII (trumpetdynamics.com) immediately and subscribe on your favorite free podcast player (click or tap the "follow" button on the player to see the options available to subscribe.)
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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

KRMoore ,

Well done!

Great podcast! Thorough questions and great space for the guests to answer without being led or tied to a script too closely. Looking forward to listening more!

Cliff Duvernois ,

From a former cornet player …

This is a great collection of stories, told through the eyes of someone who has played the trumpet for years. The solo episodes and the interviews are spot on not only with the struggles inherent to being a musician but also the thoughts behind the players. Anyone thinking of turning their trumpet into a full time career, or even a side hustle, will get benefit from the insights shared in each episode. Play on!

Duffash ,

Brilliant Show for Trumpeters!

James Newcomb is an excellent guest that brings us deep into the world of Trumpeters something I never thought I would be able to learn from. This is a very interesting show!

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