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    Chopdoc in Hard Copy--Heads UP

    After years of subtle and not so subtle hints from her students, Jeanne Pocius has finally written a book about trumpet playing. Plans are to have it on sale by Martin Luther King Day but I have seen it and its good. There is information there I have seen nowhere else ( and I have read a lot of chop books) presented from a view point I have not seen before. For those of you who have been following Jeanne's posts on TPIN, you must be aware of how much knoledge and experience Jeanne has about playing and teaching the trumpet. Its all in hard copy now and you won't need to scroll through the TPIN archives looking for it. I believe it will be called "Trumpet by Nature"

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    Thanks, Jerry!

    The title is "Trumpeting, By Nature. An Efficient Guide to Optimal Trumpet Performance".

    Projected release date is mid-January.

    Below is the Table of Contents:

    Chapter 1 The Roadmap (How to use this book)
    Chapter 2 How DO You Hold the Trumpet? (Plus Adaptive Techniques)
    Chapter 3 Sitting Pretty: Posture for the Trumpet Player
    Chapter 4 K.I.S.S. With Your Lips (Keep It Soft and Supple) + Anchor Spot ID
    Chapter 5 Well, Shut My Mouth! (NOT!)
    Chapter 6 The Power of the Pout (Developing the Lower Lip) + Isometric Exercises
    Chapter 7 What's Your Angle? (Finding your natural pivot and angle)
    Chapter 8 To Buzz (Or Not to Buzz, that is the question!)
    Chapter 9 T4 (Terrific Tongue Technique Tips)
    Chapter 10 Hold That Tiger! Harnessing the Power of Your Air
    Chapter 11 The Daily Diagnostic Chopchecktm + Creating a Daily Practice Routine
    Chapter 12 Swimming through the Woodshed (efficient practicing)
    Chapter 13 Extreme Techniques ("Save It Til You Need It!")
    Chapter 14 Fix-Its (Recovering from Fatigue or Injury)
    Chapter 15 Making Lasting Changes
    Chapter 16 Painting a Personal Style (The Palette Approach to Trumpet Playing)
    Chapter 17 Walking the Walk (Practicing What You Teach)
    Chapter 18 A Word About Equipment (" How Many Mouthpieces In YOUR Barrel?")
    Chapter 19 Navigating the Jungle (Avoiding Professional Pitfalls)
    Chapter 20 Give It Back! It's Mine! (A Philosophy of Trumpet Playing)
    Chapter 21 Teacher Tributes (The Trumpet Family Tree)
    Chapter 22 In Conclusion ("The Journey Continues")
    Appendix I Biography of Jeanne Pocius
    Appendix II Excerpts from Posts to TPIN (Trumpet Players' International Network)
    Appendix III Exercises
    Appendix IV Equipment Sources & Services

    The book will be available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, or through my new website (under construction).

    Hope you find this interesting.

    Take Care!
    TPIN's Chop Doc
    Author of "Trumpeting, By Nature; An Efficient Guide to Optimal Trumpet Performance"

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