Best workout book?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Blazing Asian, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. Blazing Asian

    Blazing Asian Pianissimo User

    Nov 10, 2006
    Besides the Arbans book, which book is best? I need some help picking out a new book to workout of.
  2. uatrmpt

    uatrmpt Piano User

    Nov 29, 2003
    Are you looking for books that focus on technique or perhaps an etude book?

    For etudes, my recommendation is Masterworks for Trumpet by Jay Arnold. The quality of the printing/paper isn't the best, but it contains the following sets of etudes that are normally sold as seperate books: St. Jacome 12 Artistic Studies; Bousquet 36 Studies; Gatti Five Studies; Brandt 34 Etudes; and complete 1st trumpet parts fromLe Coq D'or, Scheherzade, and Tchaikovsky's 4th and 6th Symponies. I purchased mine from Robert King Music for about $12 five years ago.

    Some other great etude books are Walter M. Smith's Top Tones (MUST have a solid high C to work from this one); 27 Melodious and Rhythmical Exercises by JL Small; and, Trumpet Flow Studies by Vincent Chicowicz (available from Tulsa Band).

    For technical exercises, you can't beat the standards like Irons, Schlossberg, and Clarke.
  3. Blazing Asian

    Blazing Asian Pianissimo User

    Nov 10, 2006
    Oh...I forgot to mention, does anyone know a book that has at least three solid not-that-hard pieces of music written for just one Trumpet player, and perhaps written by a notable composer?

    And uatrmpt, I will defiantly look into those books you listed, thanks!
  4. Happy Canuck

    Happy Canuck Piano User

    Oct 31, 2003
    Toronto, ON Canada
  5. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

    Sep 29, 2004
    The most butt kicking book available is the Aaron Harris studies book. It's hard. They are mostly violin etudes and Bach transcriptions.

  6. valejazz

    valejazz New Friend

    Dec 11, 2005
    Roma - Italia
    I suggest for daily routine James Thompson's Buzzing Method (ed BIM) and the five books trumpet method by Anthony Plog (ed Balquhidder)
  7. trpt2345

    trpt2345 Mezzo Forte User

    May 21, 2006
    Morelia, Mexico
    I love Harris's stuff. Besides that one his 32 Modern Duets and daily studies that are part of the Charles Colin method are very useful. Who is or was Aaron Harris anyway?

    Michael McLaughlin

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  8. Fluffy615

    Fluffy615 Piano User

    Nov 30, 2006
    New Jersey
    If you're looking for some very musical etudes I would recommend the Sigmund Hering Melodius and Technical Etudes books. And for a variety of other things the Schlossberg Daily Drills and Technical Studies for Trumpet Book is excellent.
  9. FreshBrewed

    FreshBrewed Mezzo Piano User

    Nov 11, 2003
    Houston, TX
    You might want to check out Allen Vizzutti's method books. They contain individual workout things and some short solos. The three books contain a variety of difficulty levels and are fairly inexpensive.

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