intermediate etudes

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  1. songbook

    songbook Piano User

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    I enjoy playing etudes. Can anyone suggest any intermediate to advanced etude books for trumpet? I would also be interested in duet books at the same level. Thank you! By the way, I do have the Vizzuti and Ziemund Herring books.
     
  2. Satchmo Brecker

    Satchmo Brecker Piano User

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    How about go into a local music store and just browse. I guarantee there will be etude books entitled literally Beginner..., Intermediate...., Advanced....Etudes. Page through them...is the complexity in your range, a little above? Good. Are there etudes that cover a wide range of keys? Good. Are the etudes more than just scales and arpeggios strung together? Good (IMHO). Etc.
     
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  3. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    The books of études by the French composers Theo Charlier and Marcel Bitsch are excellent, as is Walter Smith's Top Tones.
     
  4. Phil986

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    I'd second VB, although I believe that Theo Charlier was Belgian. There is also Vassily Brandt and lots, lots of others.
     
  5. Vulgano Brother

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    I stand corrected on Charlier--thanks Philippe! Brandt is awesome as well, and duet books for recorder can be had cheaply--they're challenging and not too "trumpety."
     
  6. Zeé

    Zeé Pianissimo User

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    Concone Lyrical Studies is good, so is Phil Snedecor's Lyrical Etudes book.
     
  7. craigph

    craigph Piano User

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    I thought the Charlier etudes were more advanced. No?
     
  8. Phil986

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    Well they are certainly not easy. That's the problem with intermediate, it can mean different things according to who you ask. The Balay method has bunches of scale studies and duets, some quite pleasant. Kopprasch has 2 books, I have worked on some of the 2nd book, which I found quite difficult; I guess that puts me at early intermediate?
    If you have a teacher, that's a really good question for him/her.
     

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