“A unique opportunity to observe a master trumpeter and musician”
-Chris Gekker

“…very intelligent advice for practice, preparation and performing for all aspiring trumpet players.”
-Mark Gould

“It’s a must-have from the Maestro!”
-Elmer Churampi

“The Sound Truth Library is a treasure trove of excellence!”
-Wiff Rudd

An unparralelled Reference library

When I was younger, I was always listening to recordings and trying to imitate them. Wynton Marsalis and Phil Smith were two of my favorites. After years of teaching players of all ages, I realized the BEST sound for them to imitate is the sound they hear in their lessons – their up close experience to any teacher’s TRUE SOUND. 

I created The Sound Truth Library for my students to be able to hear me play virtually anything they are working on in their lessons AT ANY TIME. I have recorded high definition audio/video in my home studio to recreate the sound they hear in their lessons. 

After many requests I am now making this library available publicly for an affordable year-long subscription. Let’s take a look at what’s inside…

The Sound  Truth Library has nearly 250 video and audio clips that I split into 5 sections.

  1.  Fundamentals 
  2. Orchestral Excerpts 
  3. Symphony Stage 
  4. Etudes 
  5. Live Performance Audio



THE FUNDAMENTALS SECTION has nearly 8 hours of my playing and talking through the ways I practice the major methods like Clarke, Arban, Schlossberg and more. For instance, there are three videos covering how to practice my favorite exercises from Arban’s method. I will often assign one of these videos for students to cover over the course of one or two weeks. 

THE ORCHESTRAL SECTION has all the standard orchestral excerpts and more. Some are simply recordings of just the music. However, on more commonly practiced excerpts like Ravel G major piano Concerto, there are lengthy tutorials and Practice Guides that have all the exercises I taught myself over the years to perfect my performance. 

SYMPHONY STAGE is the most unique section of the Library and allows you to play in my section. For instance, lets use former student, Ben Hauser’s example – 

He was preparing for the Florida Orchestra 2nd trumpet audition that he would later win and was working on the second trumpet part to the Bach’s Magnificat. He first listened to my playing of all three parts  and then practiced the second part with my playing the first and third parts, using the click tracked version. Eventually, he learned to match me quite well.

THE FINAL TWO SECTIONS feature recordings of my playing various etudes and recordings from my live performances in and around Boston.


All in all, there is nearly 20 hours of content in my Library – more than enough to keep you busy for AT LEAST a year. Remember, we learn best by example – the more you can listen to excellent playing and imitate it the quicker you will improve.

What is the soundtruth library?

A Sample of the videos contained in the soundtruth library


“A unique opportunity to observe a master trumpeter and musician engaging us in dialogue that is both intense and personable. I found myself learning a great deal and being inspired to continue investigating areas touched on by Ben. 

The overall message that Ben Wright exudes throughout his videos: a powerful expression of humanity, creativity, generosity, and seriously bad-ass trumpeting on the highest level.

Chris Gekker

American Brass Quintet, Professor of Trumpet University of Maryland

“Ben Wright makes a beautiful sound on the trumpet. This alone makes them a valuable addition to trumpet pedagogy. But there’s more — very intelligent advice for practice, preparation and performing. I recommend Ben’s video series to all aspiring trumpeters and particularly to those players who seek an orchestral career.”

Mark Gould

Retired Principal Trumpet Metropolitan Opera and Juilliard School, Current Curmudgeon/court jester

“The Sound Truth Library is a treasure trove of excellence!”

Wiff Rudd

Professor of Trumpet, Baylor University, Trumpet, Rhythm & Brass

“Any serious trumpet player will benefit from listening to Ben talk and play. It’s a must-have from the Maestro!”

Elmer Churampi

Freaky Peruvian trumpeter extraordinaire , Member Dallas Symphony