Good practice material.

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by 7cjbill2, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. 7cjbill2

    7cjbill2 Pianissimo User

    Mar 18, 2012
    Athens, GA
    Ok, considering my "come-back" status, I have the following from 20 years ago that I use to practice:

    Max Schlossberg: Daily Drills & Technical Studies
    H.L. Clarke

    Anything happen in the past 2 decades that I should look toward?

    As always, all advice is appreciated!
  2. bach37

    bach37 Pianissimo User

    Dec 1, 2011
    those will keep you busy. Those are 3 of the best practice books a trumpeter could ever have in his arsenal. If you can play all of these books cover to cover, you will have the ability to do many great things on the trumpet. There are many other great practice books like: James Stamp, E.F. Goldman and Robert Getchell.
  3. jiarby

    jiarby Fortissimo User

    May 7, 2011
    I would add in a flexibilities book, such as Irons, or Colin. <---get both!

    Also, lots of guys have re-done clarke exercises to include major/minor keys and different scale modes. All the Clarke etudes in different keys. It makes Clarke much more technically challenging.
  4. kctrumpeteer

    kctrumpeteer Piano User

    Dec 23, 2009
    You may want to find a book / technic on going through Arbans. e.g. Arbans is organized in many sections so a typical routine may pull exercises out of several areas. e.g. Prescott Technic system. I think if look around there are other guides out there similar that help you follow through Arbans in a methodical way. Irons is a must and with the clarke studies... also think that you should approach it in a methodical way of which exercises you go through and typically following the exercises down the key scales is not a bad approach.

    You might want to get some etude and some song type books so that you can have fun playing versus just technical work.

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