System D’s online presentation of the
Carmine Caruso method and Beyond
Caruso and beyond is a series of online video lessons for brass playing musicians. This series takes you into each and every lesson in the Carmine Caruso method: Musical calisthenics For Brass.
Each video allows you to “audit” a lesson taught by Dominic Derasse, one of only a few remaining musicians who had the luck and privilege to study with the great Master that Carmine was!
These video lessons are released at the rate of 2 lessons per month. The reason for this pacing is to allow each subscriber the proper time to adjust to the demands of each lesson.
The Caruso method can apply to any level musician as it is designed to only deal with the physical aspect of playing an instrument. Advanced players might only spend a week on each lesson and less experienced players might spend more than 2 weeks before moving on.
After the initial 15 MCFB lessons, the Caruso & Beyond program will take you through the Sequel to MCFB as well as an original approach to the Arban book. We will also explore trumpet repertoire materials such as Solos, Etudes, Orchestral excerpts as well as interpretive coaching in all styles of music from Baroque to Commercial.
For a very reasonable one time fee of $125, you have access to streaming the video lessons. You can view current and previous lessons at any time as long as your subscription is active.
If you join the program in progress, because of the physical nature of the Caruso method, you will need to pace your MCFB studies from the beginning by allowing a week in between each lesson. Joining in the middle of the program would be like “going to the gym and trying to lift 500lbs before you can lift 100lbs!”
You may cancel this subscription at any time, but doing so will remove your access to the material.
We hope to “see you online” soon!
Dominic, Chris, and Hugo