Date: Sun, 5 Oct 1997 09:32:55 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: Don Jacoby

HI  Loyd!
Glad to see someone is playing that tune!

Please visit my site for info on Jake:

Take the links to "72 Concepts for Trumpet" and "Trumpet Studio Gallery." MOST of the 72 Concepts are Jake's, and ALL the pictures in the Gallery are his.

Order BOTH books - "Jake's Method" And "Triubute: Don Jacoby"  AND the CD "Have Conns will Travel" from

Jackobotz Pub
c/o Bubba Jacoby
3311 Westgate Dr
Denton  TX      76201

Jake's concepts -some he learned from Ernest S Williams, some he developed himself, some he borrowed from others - still amaze me today. You can play with a bigger sound, more control, power and range and make more music with
LESS physical effort than you think. Eliminating isometric tension was a big factor, although he never called it that.

However, most important to him was using your ears and making music - spending more time listening to what your playing rather than mindlessly hacking through exercises, etudes and pieces. He was very into making the most of every note, song and practice session, thus leaving more time for "life" ("Hangin, " as Bob called it!)

Please feel free to write me if you want more inside info on Jake - I studied with him over a period of 10 years. Sparky and Bob can give you much insight as well.

Good Luck!!
John Julian