5 best books for trumpet

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  1. croatoa

    croatoa New Friend

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    ok this is my second post...and i start with asking info...in your opinion which are the best books for trumpet?

    (my opinion: colin, stamp, clarke, arban, bordogni)
     
  2. Stile442

    Stile442 Piano User

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    Depends on each individual player but what helped me the most was

    Arbans
    Clarke (all of them)
    Brandt
    Schlossburg
    Caffarelli
     
  3. croatoa

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    clarke...all of them?
    i just know the technical studies...
     
  4. derekkress

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    What influenced me the most aside from all the great etude books out there!

    Systematic Approach To Daily Practice(Claude Gordon)
    Daily Trumpet Routines(Claude Gordon)
    Technical Studies(Herbert L. Clarke)
    Arban's
    240 Double And Triple Tonguing Exercises(Victor V.Salvo)

    of course I would like to sneak in a dozen more but the post asks for 5!
     
  5. Vulgano Brother

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    I would substitue Schlossburg for Colin, and Rochut for Borgdoni (same idea, but in bass clef--makes us think, and takes away the fear of ledger lines).

    Of course it isn't the books, but how we use them that counts!
     
  6. Eeviac

    Eeviac Piano User

    I've got a Clarke and a Schlossburg, but the Clarke is book No. 2. I'd like to have book no. 1 and go with that.

    For a raw beginner like me, I like the Visual Band Method, from 1964. Even has photos of fingers holding down valves, and starts from low C rather than mid-scale G like Rubank does.

    I hope to have Arban's, all of Claude Gordon, that first Clarke, someday. And be able to write down stuff so I can write down stuff I just know in my head.
     
  7. croatoa

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    yes, of course!!!but i'd like to know what people find more useful...and then i don't know all the methods...for example which other books clarke wrote?(i only know "technical studies")...what do you think about claude gordon???
     
  8. stevek

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    If one were to get just one of the Claude Gordon books, which would you recommend for an intermediate player?

    Systematic Approach To Daily Practice(Claude Gordon)
    Daily Trumpet Routines(Claude Gordon)
     
  9. Jeff23

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    If we are speaking about just reading a text, then definitely Claude Gordon's Brass Playing is No Harder than Deep Breathing. For practice, #1 is Clarke's Technical Studies. It has everything. #2 is Systematic Approach to Daily Practice by Claude Gordon. The reason this is second is because I learned on Clarke and only more recently found SA. Applying Gordon's principles to whatever you practice is enough. It's not what you practice, but how you practice is exactly right.
     
  10. BergeronWannabe

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    You really need to check out Characteristic Studies.
    Elementary Studies and Setting Up Drills are good for beginners.
     

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