Reigniting my Passion

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by reddit404, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. reddit404

    reddit404 New Friend

    Aug 29, 2009
    Crew, i have a question might pertain to some of you, but i am in need of a little advice or suggestion. i play my trumpet often and wish to play some more, but am finding trouble finding more interesting sheet music. i have played some pro stuff, but often it gets a little too high perhaps for me. really i just want some american or foreign folk songs that are not extremely difficult. if any one has a couple books i could buy online or in stores, post em!! thanks\
  2. RHSbigbluemarchingband

    RHSbigbluemarchingband Mezzo Piano User

    Jan 17, 2009
    Well I am not sure of your style but there is a french website, that has lots of free sheet music for trumpet, and i also transpose there keyboard sheets to Bb, im not sure of the url but i believe its
  3. dhbailey

    dhbailey Piano User

    Jul 28, 2009
    New Hampshire
    If you want to play folk songs, Hal Leonard has a couple of terrific fake books:

    Fake Book of the World's Favorite Songs
    Folk Song Fake Book

    Each is somewhere in the $30 range but has over 700 songs (Favorite Songs) or over 1000 songs (Folk Song) and so the per-song price is only pennies.

    They're mostly in a very easy range and will provide you with many many hours of playing enjoyment.
  4. ComeBackKid

    ComeBackKid Fortissimo User

    May 11, 2009
    Yorba Linda, CA
    Here is one source which has a lot of books available online.

    Sheet Music Online - Fake Books - Huge collections

    But, if you would enjoy some classical works and/or you want something that you could ultimately play as an accompanied solo, here is a book that I think really makes sense. It is called "The R. Bernard Fitzgerald Trumpet Collection" published by Theodore Presser Co. It contains 13 classical numbers that are short enough that you can learn them fairly quickly but are really worth learning. The book has both the Bb trumpet solo part and the piano score. It also has a CD which contains the piano part on audio tracks so you can put it in your computer when there is nobody to play the piano part for you. That contributes greatly to the ease of developing the musicality aspects. They start out at the high end of easy stuff and work up to the middle of intermediate so there is a continuing challenge as you learn them. I really enjoy it. There may be others like it with folk or pop music as well but I have been sticking with this one for my comeback attempt. That is, in addition to having joined a community symphonic band to also learn to play in a group setting which is also a blast.

    Good luck.

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