Patrick Hession's method book is here!!!

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by hessionssessions, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. trptbenge

    trptbenge Pianissimo User

    Jan 15, 2004
    Or someone copied it and then is reselling it. I agree give us a REVIEW on the method.

  2. rhdroc

    rhdroc Pianissimo User

    Nov 17, 2003
    Central Pennsylvania
    Unknowledgeable Accusation!!

    I'm the guy selling the "Guide To Invincible Chops" and IT'S NOT A COPY. If you read my post/ad you would have known that!! It's an original without any marks or damage.

    Why I'm selling it is simple -- now that I've given it a good read, I prefer to go with another method book which I already have. If I get the time later, I post a review.

  3. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

    Oct 26, 2003

    Thanks for posting and welcome to the Trumpet Master's forum. You are sure to get peppered with all kinds of questions now! :D

    I look forward to your participation here and I hope you find the atmosphere inviting and comfortable. 8)
  4. camel lips

    camel lips New Friend

    Feb 16, 2004
    I have read through the first 13 pages of instruction. Before I go on to the exercises I want to go back and re-read the text in its entirety and highlight the important parts so please bear with me. This is not going to be a thorough review of the book but more of a "teaser".

    Much of the text of this book deals with air support, air control and just plain air. I was a bit surprised that there was not more detail about embouchure in a book titled "Invincible Chops" but as Patrick details playing in the upper register is more about air movement and keeping air moving though the horn than it is about the "chops".

    Very interesting read. It is complementing everything I am learning in our Drum and Bugle corps from our director who is big on air.

    Just glancing at the exercises its not really anything I haven't seen before, it’s just more of the same with some emphasis on the basics and principles about how to get air to move through the horn. Even the exercises about lip slurs and tonguing deal more around "air" than it does technique and fundamentals of playing the horn.

    All in all I think Patrick can be proud of this book. Since it’s probably the first book he has ever written and probably was strong armed by thousands of publishers to write one, I think he has done an outstanding job.

    Ill report more as I focus in more detail of the studies and the exercises.
  5. dbacon

    dbacon Mezzo Piano User

    Oct 24, 2003
    Scottsdale, AZ.
    Gosh, do you think Air is real important to trumpet playing!!

    Someone's going to re-invent "Make The Air Do The Work So The Chops Don't Have To!!!!!"

    never catch on with the internet cats......
  6. hessionssessions

    hessionssessions New Friend

    Mar 7, 2004
    No re-invention here!

    Hello dbacon!

    The book is much, much deeper than that!

    Patrick :D
  7. dbacon

    dbacon Mezzo Piano User

    Oct 24, 2003
    Scottsdale, AZ.
    Re: No re-invention here!

    But a great way to start, so the chops have a chance to work and develop. Gonna order your book, need to get my pay-pal chops together.
  8. Gnostic

    Gnostic New Friend

    Oct 24, 2003
  9. chetbaker

    chetbaker Pianissimo User

    Nov 17, 2003
    I, also, recently received Patrick's new method book and, after a quick read-through, I think it is going to work very well FOR ME. Not knowing all of the methods Patrick, himself, went through (and I'm sure there were many!) it appears to me that besides the breathing , relaxing, range, sound aspect the book also seems to have strong influences from John Glasel's method, "Relaxation Techniques"...and from another extremely well-known method of one of MY biggest influences/teachers...Carmine Caruso. Since I've been "into" both of these methods for the past 30 some years, or so, I can't see how this book could do anything BUT help me given that there are MANY more insights from Patrick's own experience/career assembled all in one book in a logical, easy to understand method. Thank you, Patrick!!! :lol: :D


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