Hey Trumpet Players - here's a great freebie for you! It's the Extra Studies bonus PDF that I send out to purchasers of my book called The Advancing Trumpet Player. These extra studies are additional exercises you can add to your practice routines. They were created for my personal practice sessions and for my work with private students. You can also rotate them with the Full Range studies that are in the ATP book. Purchasers of the book receive an update to these Extra Studies from time to time as more are added. Here's the PDF download link to the bonus Extra Studies, no registration is needed: http://mphmusic.com/blog/trumpet/hey-trumpet-players-heres-a-great-freebie-for-you/ Be sure to rest as much as you play, even within each of the studies. And just play a few studies a day, in rotation. After doing a study you should feel good, if not, then rest more during your practice session of these exercises, or don't play all of the study. There is no rush, progress through each of them at a rate that is comfortable for you. The Advancing Trumpet Player book is a print book and contains 162 pages of instruction and studies for trumpet. It's a complete step-by-step system that includes everything you need to build your embouchure, tone, technique, flexibility, tongueing, endurance, range, and musicianship. It is written for those trumpet players who are ready to achieve the highest levels of playing their horn. You can learn more about it here: Trumpet Music - Mark Hendricks - MPHmusic.com Provided in ATP is a daily routine that includes warm-up and studies that assure you cover all aspects of playing each day. Plus 22 studies in each of the 12 tonalities, including: - chromatics - major and minor scales and arpeggios - whole tone scales and augmented arpeggios - diminished chords - finger dexterity studies - all articulations (slur, single, K, double TK, triple TTK and TKT) - interval studies - long tones - air flow studies - full range studies (10) And 52 lesson plans that give you the discipline to properly work all the way through the Arban's book practicing a few studies from each section of the book in each of the lesson plans, and all of the material in the Advancing Trumpet Player book is also included as part of these lesson plans. You can learn more about it here, and pick up a copy for yourself or your students too: Trumpet Music - Mark Hendricks - MPHmusic.com Oh, one other thing... Be sure to check out out blog for lots of videos, event updates and more at: http://www.mphmusic.com/blog And also LIKE our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/mphmusicdotcom You can share this message with your friends, I know they will appreciate you thinking of them. As always, my best to you -- Mark Hendricks .