Dark Eyes: All You Need to Know

This course is designed for comeback players, beginners, and intermediate players. You'll be able to:

  • Download and print sheet music (melody, chords, scales, exercises, etc.),
  • Download rhythm section and metronome backing tracks at various speeds, slow to fast.
  • Watch +40 videos with tips on everything from playing the melody to embellishing the melody to playthroughs of all the exercises and scales, as well as practice advice and general trumpet-playing tips.

Melody +

Play the basic melody or learn embellishments and variations to make this tune really sing. Learn to play variations to use for intros and outros, too. Includes ultra-slow closeup versions for players new to the horn (or recently returned). No need to read music. Just push the right buttons and listen!

Chords and Scales

In addition to playing the chords and scales on trumpet, you'll also play the chords and scales that go with this tune on a harmonic instrument like guitar or piano. Real-time video examples given, as well as easy-to follow piano and guitar diagrams of the keyboard and fretboard, as well as automatic transposing, so you know you're playing the right notes.


Learn some licks and ideas to use while improvising on this tune, including some choice licks from great players (like Louis Armstrong pictured here) who played and sang this song. Dizzy Gillespie did a version, too. And of course, Django Reinhardt. Lots of great ideas here!

Early Bird Pricing Deal

There are 39 videos for this course "in the can" and now being edited.

See something missing? Make a request.

I'll be uploading lectures nearly every day until the course is complete, and then I'll bump up the course to its full price.

Get in on the ground floor for a great price and help me continue to work on projects like this. Your support is very much appreciated.

Example Curriculum

  Introduction and Resources
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  Dark Eyes: Melody
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  Dark Eyes: The Chords
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  Improvising On Dark Eyes (Les Jeux Noirs)
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Early Bird Plan

Get in on a course before its official release

Building a course takes a lot of time. The first videos in a course might be done weeks before the entire course is complete.

With the Early Bird pricing, you get a great deal, help generate $ to help me continue filming and editing. Thanks!

PLEASE NOTE: All of the lessons (40) have been recorded, and are now in editing. As soon as they're finished, they're posted here first. It should all be up and available by March 1.


Tune Study

Learn the melody, scales, chords, and exercise so you can play and jam on this tune.

Every course comes with many hours of video instruction as well as these other benefits:

  • lifetime access, 24/7
  • printable PDFs of melody, chords, scales, and exercises for this tune
  • backing tracks at multiple speeds
  • metronome tracks at multiple speeds
  • song history and notable players
  • intro and outro ideas
  • Risk-Free 30-day Money Back Guarantee