Method book suggestions

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Dreads, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. DaveH

    DaveH Piano User

    Nov 27, 2003
    I highly recommend "Twenty-Seven Groups of Exercises" by Earl D. Irons.

    Another good book is "Lip Flexibility on the Cornet or Trumpet - 41 Exercises for Embouchure Development" by Walter M. Smith.

    As has been mentioned, playing songs in addition to exercises is a great way to build tone.

    And finally, much careful listening to players with excellent tone, and then working to imitate that sound is a fundamental aspect of developing good sound.
  2. Dreads

    Dreads New Friend

    Jun 9, 2010
    Thanks everyone :)
  3. Sterling

    Sterling Mezzo Forte User

    Oct 22, 2007
    Marcellus, NY
    Listen to Flugelgirl. The Phil Snedecor ├ętude books are great for singing and also transposition. Don't forget Concone and Bordogni etudes as well.

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