Streamwood, IL, November 25, 2013 - This was the question composer Michael Droste wanted to answer. Through his Play The Blues series at PlayTheBlues.com Droste wanted to teach everyone playing a musical instrument how to play the blues. He released 16 different recordings to teach everyone, on every instrument, the blues changes, and give the pros and beginners many choruses to learn how to solo in the blues.
"For this particular release," he stated, "why not combine disco and the blues together and see how it sounds?" Pleased with the results, the recordings are now available for everyone at every online music retailer.
As fan of the Chicago blues scene, he continues to create recordings that combines the blues with jazz, hip hop, techno, and rock. "One should not be limited to one style of music with the blues," he said. "The blues changes slot well into other genres," Droste stated.
As the Trumpet is his main instrument, he could understand the frustration of trying to find some blues recordings for soloing in a key for his instrument. "I wanted the Oboe, Clarinet, Trombone, Piano, Alto Tenor and Soprano Sax players each to have their own dedicated recordings," he stated. "The only solution was to release 16 different recordings, one for each instrument, and provide all levels of musicians with many different musical keys and styles," Droste said. That goal is still being realized with hundreds of recordings released at PlayTheBlues.com
Not wanting to short change any instrument the series is made accessible to all with versions for the guitar, tuba, wood recorders, and drum set. Each recording also includes a mini blues tutorial at the end of the blues choruses. There are instructions at PlayTheBlues.com of some 'magic notes' that will sound good with each recording, and their specific instrument and key.
TrumpetStudio.com (http://www.trumpetstudio.com) was founded by Michael Droste in 1998. Mr. Droste was awarded a music scholarship to DePaul University (Chicago) where he received both his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. During his time at DePaul Mr. Droste studied with Ross Beacraft. He has taught trumpet students for the past 25 years. He was lead trumpet for Bud And The Bananas, a ten piece Motown group that played for the Spinners, Four Tops, Mc Donalds, and many local area clubs and festivals in the Midwest. He has written three books for trumpet players. Since 1998, he has developed one of the highest rated trumpet websites that has helped thousands of students around the world with articles, consultations, and free trumpet related downloads.
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