Sigmund Herring?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by talcito, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. talcito

    talcito Piano User

    Feb 18, 2004
    I have a few of the etude books written by Mr. Herring.

    He put out many studies but I hardly hear his name mentioned on these forums.

    I have a book by Bill Knevitt in which he advocates using these studies as endurance studies by repeating the 8 bar sections many times.

    Has anyone on this forum ever studied with Mr. Herring or someone who studied with him? What was his teaching style? Any particular recomendations on how to get the most out of the books? His books really do not have any suggestions on how to best use them.

  2. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

    Sep 29, 2004
    ( Cue Flintstones music)

    W-i-i-i-i-lme-r-r-r-r !!!

    Help is on the way

  3. davidjohnson

    davidjohnson Piano User

    Nov 2, 2003
    great books! least they helped me!

  4. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

    Nov 19, 2003
    Mr Hering was a music teacher. I studied with Sigmund Hering during my high school years.

    All his students worked from his books. He used etude books to develop the student's trumpet skills.

    Mr Hering's students were well schooled in transposition, sight-reading and orchestral repertoire. I played thru Clarke and Schlossberg with Mr Hering.

    Sigmund Hering was a gifted musician. He graduated Curtis with Majors in Trumpet and Double Bass. He was a skilled pianist. He accompanied me in the Haydn and many other works.

    I played some of Mr Hering's books before the reached the publisher, Carl Fischer.

    Mr Hering never played at lessons.

  5. Still Trying

    Still Trying Pianissimo User

    Nov 23, 2003
    Lake Jackson, TX USA
    I own several Herring's Etude books. I started playing Herring's etudes many years ago, when I was in about the 7th grade. I've played in them ever since. They are technically beneficial, musically pleasing, and just plain fun to play. I used to assign them to my students years ago also. They are excellent for teaching someone how to phrase a technical passage so that it becomes music instead of merely notes.

    I don't know why they do not receive more mention. Maybe it's because the subject just hasn't come up before. I can't believe that most trumpet players haven't come across them some where down the road.
  6. Heavens2kadonka

    Heavens2kadonka Forte User

    Jun 17, 2004
    Lebanon, TN
    Actually, there have been posts here over Hering's Studies. In fact, it was because of here that I purchased Hering's Progressive and Advanced Etudes over the summer. Great stuff, teaches you to "Make Technical sound Lyrical," or make music out of fast passages like Still trying said. It also takes the player throughout the register, really good stuff..
  7. Lo

    Lo New Friend

    Nov 25, 2003

    I use Sigmund Herring's 32 etudes. My teacher basically uses this to teach me to play technical passages and to get tone at its best and articulating evenly. I've only worked my way through 1/3 of the book! It's starting to get difficult though! :lol: Its helped me lots. None of my school music is technically difficult anymore.
  8. Meldog

    Meldog Pianissimo User

    Nov 24, 2004
    Blaine, ME
    I hope I am remembering correctly but I seem to remember he has a book for people just starting out. I really like his etude books and was wondering if anyone knew how this book was. If so, how is it set-up and what kind of things does he have in it. Thanks!!
    Adam Metzler

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