exercise books

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by songbook, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. songbook

    songbook Piano User

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    excluding arbans, what's the one book you felt helped you the most in becoming a better trumpet player. I'm not looking for a combination of books, but one book specifically. Thanks!
     
  2. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Fortissimo User

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    This one.

    Balquhidder Music

    Important is not changing your embouchure as you descend. Leave the horn on your face.

    Tom
     
  3. Carroll W. Schroeder

    Carroll W. Schroeder Pianissimo User

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    This sounds like a good thread! Just started back taking lessons two years ago, I use the Clarke's Technical Studies, and the Max Schlossberg studies. My teacher also gives me stuff out of Arbans when he thinks I need it pluss different exercizes as I needed them from Harry Glantz and other select studies to improve what ever I'm working on at the time. I like Clarks the best, the Harry Glantz stuff is very hard and not very melodic. By the way I play a Severinsen Getzen too, just started using a new Stork Studiomaster mouthpiece, and what a improvement over my old Back 7c. The Balquhidder sounds interesting.
     
  4. TrumpetMD

    TrumpetMD Fortissimo User

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    If I had to pick one book, other than Arban, it would have to be Clarke Technical Studies.

    Mike
     
  5. trumpetdiva1

    trumpetdiva1 Piano User

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    Carmine Caruso's Musical Calisthenics for Brass, with the guidance and teaching of Laurie Frink, has helped me the most in becoming a better trumpet player.

    Janell
     
  6. GijsVis

    GijsVis Piano User

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    Vissutti's set of books and Flexus work(ed) great for me.
     
  7. coolerdave

    coolerdave Utimate User

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    well there is then before the comeback and there is now
    Clarke Technical Studies ( in the 70's)
    now (after 25 years no horn to my chops)
    Vizzutti Book 1
     
  8. GijsVis

    GijsVis Piano User

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    Vizzutti makes your fingers feel well in every key, and combined with Flexus, it will make your lips laugh at two octave jumps and flexibility. :lol:
     
  9. Irith

    Irith New Friend

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    Arban - Clarke - Irons (or a different flexibility book, such as Bai Lin or Colin) is the holy trinity of trumpet books, IMO. Those three have enough material for a lifetime of practice if you use a little imagination.

    Beyond that, Schlossberg and various etude books are good to have. For something a little out of the box, check out the Snedocor Low Note Etudes. They're a lot more useful than you'd think.
     

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