List of Books

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Mud, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Mud

    Mud Pianissimo User

    May 26, 2012
    Noblesville, IN
    Can someone get me a list of trumpet method books that I should get?
    So far, I have Arban's book, and I am currently borrowing "a New Approach To Altissimo Trumpet Playing" from a friend, and I'm considering Clark's studies.

    A list would be helpful... :D
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  2. bamajazzlady

    bamajazzlady Mezzo Forte User

    May 16, 2011
  3. ultratrumpet

    ultratrumpet Piano User

    Jul 10, 2009
    Old Lyme, Connecticut
    Get Claude Gordon's "Brass Playing Is No Harder Than Deep Breathing" about 35 pages....
    Take a look at Bill Knevitt's materials, there 100% CG

    That's enough to get you going in the right direction.
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2013
  4. kehaulani

    kehaulani Fortissimo User

    May 14, 2011
    Hawaian homey
    This is the era of information overload. IMO because so much is instantly accessible, many overload themselves - unproductively - with information they don't need and it becomes a distraction. Do you need a bunch of books?

    How about giving us an idea of your playing level and what your musical goals are?
  5. patkins

    patkins Forte User

    Nov 22, 2010
    Tuscaloosa, AL.
    Arbans is the most essential at this time in your early development. Clark Studies are good. Allen Vizzutti's Method Books are good.
    Mud it is good that you are an inquisitive young player. A professor once told me, "There is no such thing as a dumb question."
    Keep it up. It is good to see you posting. I know you will become as superb player! I have read every posts. Props for keeping on playing!
  6. RustoleusMaximus

    RustoleusMaximus Pianissimo User

    Feb 1, 2008
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  7. rettepnoj

    rettepnoj Fortissimo User

    Feb 22, 2009
    I use Caruso and Charles Colin's Advanced Lip Flexibilities. Caruso is hard but it really works :-)
  8. Dale Proctor

    Dale Proctor Utimate User

    Jul 20, 2006
    Heart of Dixie
    Consider the Max Schlossberg "Daily Drills and Technical Studies for Trumpet" (it's a plain-looking green book). It really works for flexibility and range.
  9. kehaulani

    kehaulani Fortissimo User

    May 14, 2011
    Hawaian homey
    If you get the wrong exercises and your chops are not working correctly first, and you unconsciously strain or contort your embouchure to play those exercises, you are likely to get more than you counted on. And I don't mean that in a good way. I'm still curious as to what level a player you are. IMO it's germane to giving you the most appropriate recommendations.
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