Trumpet Books, Songs not Etudes

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  1. TrumpetTheKid

    TrumpetTheKid Pianissimo User

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    The piece sounded great and is in the level of difficulty I was searching for and I actually am planning on majoring in music (jazz though) so this was really helpful, thanks.
     
  2. kcmt01

    kcmt01 Mezzo Forte User

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    If you're going to major in jazz, learn to play by ear.
     
  3. flugelgirl

    flugelgirl Forte User

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    There are also a couple of other Snedecor books out there - Low Etudes and Operetic Etudes. The low ones go to E and F below the staff and are a lot like the Lyric Etudes. The Operetic Etudes are super fun to play, and challenging!
     
  4. ComeBackKid

    ComeBackKid Fortissimo User

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    I assume you mean concert E & F since most trumpets won't play written notes below F#.

    There are several things that I like for fun playing:
    (1) "The R. Bernard Fitzgerald" Trumpet Collection published by Theodore Presser. It has 13 classical pieces commonly used in contests and auditions. It comes with a CD which has a midi accompaniment for each piece.

    (2) "Jazz Standards - Essential Elements" published by Hal Leonard. It has jass theory plus 10 well-known jazz pieces with a CD that has band accompaniment, rhythm-only and sample improv solos for each piece.

    (3) A collection of etudes called "Day-Tudes" written by Jimmy Stevens, a member here, and the charts are available for purchase on his web site. They are a lot of fun to play and provide a challenge for a wide range of playing skill-building.
    Here is a thread with some additional information:
    http://www.trumpetmaster.com/vb/f132/reminder-new-etude-books-56844.html
     
  5. flugelgirl

    flugelgirl Forte User

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    No, I literally mean low E and F for Bb trumpet. It's possible to play them, just not easy!
     
  6. Phillydawg

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    Is this lyrical etude book good for "sightreading"?? Some players like myself struggle with that. :D
     
  7. Phil986

    Phil986 Forte User

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    Zombie thread. Nonetheless, to improve both sight reading and lyrical playing, try the Bordogni melodic studies. Possibly the one book that has improved my playing the most.
     
  8. Phillydawg

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    Alrighty thanks. I'll look for it. I think I'm good with lyrical playing, just that reading "fast" is the sticky thing. I can read....heck I write charts for whole bands, just when I'm called to do that I already know how the charts go,heh.
     
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