4-3-13 - Seriously, We Still Do This
No, seriously, we still do. This is when I remind everyone that you really need to be our friend on facebook and YouTube as we update those sites more often than this one.
We will work on this website and update it again one day, we promise.
12-25-11 - Happy Kwanzaa Eve!
Don't let our 1998 website design skills fool you, we do still update this
And, because I don't know when I'll get a chance to update again, I'll post
a bunch of stuff today.
First and foremost, make sure you are subscribed to us on facebook
and YouTube as
we update those sites a lot more often than we do this one.
Next, why not enjoy some more MP3s from various sessions: Hey
Jude (extended jazz version), and the Circle
of Life (2011 version). -Matt Matt@trumpetboredom.com
7-24-11 - The TB is Not Dead
Hey kids. Sorry for the lack of updates. It's been a hectic... 7 months?
Has it really been that long? It's a good thing you are all friends with
us on Facebook, so you never miss an update... right?!? You're going to
find a lot more "informal" updates if you become a fan of us on
facebook. Besides, we are lonely.
I'm going to update several songs today, as I don't know when I can update
again. And, today's songs are extra special... because we recorded them
IN STEREO!!! It is actually kind of creepy to hear TB have a new professional
sound quality. It makes me want to go back in time and re-record EVERYTHING
this high of quality, so you can hear us at our best. Ah well. Beer
Barrel Polka (in stereo) I'm
a Loser (in stereo) Family
Guy (in stereo, multitracked)
Special treat: Joe plays in a brass quintet, and he wrote out an AWESOME
version of the Tetris
theme. Check it out!
1-21-2010 - Elmo's Song!
This is probably my favorite song from the January recording session. I am sure you will agree.
1-9-2010 - The Way CW Makes Me Feel!
Two updates in one month?!?!? Feels like Christmas.
Did you know that Michael Jackson died? Single Handedly broke the internet a few months back. I was in Utah at the time. And, I really don't have an interesting story to go along with that. All I do know is that I drove 150 miles out of my way that day because I read a map wrong. Oops.
We will eventually load mp3s of all of our songs on YouTube, but we are still editing/compiling them. It's a long process to make us sound good, trust me.
ps. We did this in one take, punks.
all the past updates go!?!?!?!? Right here.
As we hit the half-decade mark, I went back and realized how much has
changed over the years. I went through hundreds of pictures, nearly the
same amount of songs, and countless memories in order to produce a video
tribute to TB through the years. And, what song would be better to do
this with than our first hit, Rubber Duckie.
So, here it is: A 5 Year Rubber Duckie Retrospective, TB style.
- TrumpetBoredom - Music
Okay, I am so sick of you guys asking us for our music. So I'm giving in.
Here it is. The music for the most requested song on TrumpetBoredom: The
first trumpet part to The Legends of Zelda pg
1 and pg 2.
Byro on Ellen!
Here's the video! Part
1 (AVI 31 megs) and Part
2 (AVI 22 megs). Both require Divx.
Part 1 has the F, part 2 does not.
¡¿¡ - TrumpetBoredom
- I'm Back.. For now.
As for TB stuff... let's see what I can drag out of the archives.
People always ask me what happens at a typical recording session. And I
feel this video pretty much describes it perfectly. It is a video of us
Wanna Hold Your Hand." (4.6Mb, WMV format)
And pretty much everything that happens in this video happens during a TB
recording session: I run around frantically setting everything up, Joe plays
some out of place high notes to warm up, CW figures out his baseline, we
argue over something, figure out where we are going to come in, count off,
Byro leans up against the door because he is bored with his part, stop because
someone is not prepared, and then record the greatest work ever in one take.
That's TB for ya, right there. Not pictured: Joe's dogs, our mass audience
of attractive women in the background screaming out our names, us going
into a 9 minute rock-out where we destroy our instruments and the crowd
goes wild!!! That does usually happen, though.
Sometime in the Past - TrumpetBoredom -
Finally, so you people can fill your computers with musical goodness, I
present you one of the coolest things at Disneyland: The Disneyland Main
Street Dixieland Piano Player. Most people aren't away such a thing at Disneyland
exists, but it is one of my favorite stomping grounds, especially when the
piano player plays awesome songs like this... "Grim
Grinning Ghosts" (4Mb WMV). Alan, you rock. Consider this your
Too cheap to pay for the Gordon Goodwin CDs? Don't live near LA and have
never seen them live? As always, I have the hookups, care of New
Trier Jazz Festival and their jazz program. Check
it out. (85 minute Real Media Stream). If anyone can grab the full file
and not the stream and let me know how to get it, I'd love them for it.
Update - TrumpetBoredom - Spam
I got this in my e-mail today... check it out.
Hello fellow brass player,
player knows how physically demanding the profession can be. Not only
must you play artistically but you must have the strength and endurance
to play high notes and play them in tune!
I'm a trumpet player and have come upon a very
exciting technology used to increase strength and endurance.
The product is called Lifewave Energy Patches and it contains no
drugs. It simply tells your body to burn fat for cellular energy
in a way that improves your strength and endurance.
Let me tell you about my story. I'm a bit of a fitness buff as well as
an amateur trumpet player. I tried the patches at the gym and have improved
my maximum bench press from 230 lbs once to being able to push 270 lbs
5 times. In checking out the patches I made an interesting discovery ---
not only do they work for strength conditioning
but they also greatly helped my trumpet playing. As an experiment,
I put a set of patches on then picked up my trumpet and was able to immediately
play very fast chromatic scales. My high register felt much
stronger but boy were my fingers working FAST.
As an amateur I don't get gigs too often but
I certainly can't wait to wear them on a gig.
These patches have been through several double blind clinical studies
and the athletes that tested them reported gains of up to 40% in strength
and endurance. If this technology can do this for athletes imagine what
it can do for brass playing!
think I might have to try this stuff out.
What is TrumpetBoredom?
This is the first question people ask me when they hear about this site.
What exactly do you do with 4 trumpets and a bari sax? Well, this is how
the process works: 1. Someone finds a tune to play. 2. I send the tune to Joe.
3. Joe decides if it would work, and how. Then he writes it out.
4. Then nothing happens for 3 months. 5. On the day of the
recording session, we print out the parts, listen to it through on Finale,
and record the song in one take. And that's all there is to it. Every
recording is live, usually on the first take.
So what kind of songs do we play? Well, I made 2 long files to give you
an example. Check them out!
Main Street Electrical Parade
Circle of Life
A Whole New World
Now Im a Believer
Little Surfer Girl Live
Someday My Prince Will Come
Mega Man IV
Under the Sea
Beauty and the Beast
Come On, Eileen
Kyles Moms a Bitch
Mickey Mouse March
Carnival of Venice
Kokomo - Double Time
Rubber Duckie II
And I Love Her
Virgin De La Macarena
Rocky and Bullwinkle
Do the Hustle
Don't Stop Me Now
Take On Me
Walk Like a Man
Rubber Duckie II
Dream to Dream
Carol of the Nahs
Walk Like a Man Outtakes
A Whole New World w/Bassoon.
Any and all songs on this site were recorded by the members of TrumpetBoredom.
All of the arrangements are original arrangements done by the members
of TrumpetBoredom. All arrangements on the site are property of TrumpetBoredom
and will not be given out, so don't
ask. The songs on this site are not intended
to take away from the original artist's work.