Any nice, expressive etudes?

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  1. cantplaytrumpet

    cantplaytrumpet Pianissimo User

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    Yes, I have been playing for 6 and a bit months, nearly 7 now. :)
    Ah those sound like good suggestions, so thanks guys!
    Any more are always welcome though.
    I'll still need like 5 or so more I think.
     
  2. mgcoleman

    mgcoleman Mezzo Forte User

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    Check out 8notes.com. They have over a hundred pieces for trumpet, ranging from easy to difficult.
    Free-scores.com is another convenient place to look through a number of pieces of varying difficulty.
     
  3. cantplaytrumpet

    cantplaytrumpet Pianissimo User

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    Geee, that's a lot of pieces!
    Can't believe I've never seen that '8notes' site before. Thank you so much! :D
    Those'll keep me going for a while, haha!
    Any one's you like in particular, (apart from Flight of the Bumblebee)?
     
  4. mgcoleman

    mgcoleman Mezzo Forte User

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    Vivaldi's "Spring" should be a reasonable challenge, since it nudges just past your current range.
     
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    Ed Lee Utimate User

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    Just don't tell this to the orchestra director (and perhaps a band director) or a pianist because they won't agree with you. To them middle C is the C midway between the treble (G) clef and the bass (F) clef, or the first ledger line below the treble clef, and only visible when it is there as are notes on all ledger lines and those in the spaces between, above and below ledger lines. On an 88 keyboard it is the white key just to the left or the "middle" of the keyboard, thus the derivation of it's name.
     
  7. vern

    vern Piano User

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    The Snedecor "Etudes in the Operatic Style" or his "Lyric Etudes" may suite your purposes. As a footnote, I might add that I have found them useful as transposition excercises.
     

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