Trumpet For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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How to get a good sound, read music, and master a variety of styles-including classical, pop, jazz, and Latin

Listening to a trumpet trilla series of high notes during a military march or wail longingly during a blues rendition-is a pleasure second to none. And masters, including Wynton Marsalis and Louis Armstrong, have made the trumpet truly Gabriel's horn, one of the most eloquent voices in classical music and jazz. Yet even a virtuoso begins somewhere. This down-to-earth and...

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Overview

How to get a good sound, read music, and master a variety of styles-including classical, pop, jazz, and Latin

Listening to a trumpet trilla series of high notes during a military march or wail longingly during a blues rendition-is a pleasure second to none. And masters, including Wynton Marsalis and Louis Armstrong, have made the trumpet truly Gabriel's horn, one of the most eloquent voices in classical music and jazz. Yet even a virtuoso begins somewhere. This down-to-earth and user-friendly guide shows those new to the trumpet everything they need know to play the instrument-from basic technique (including getting a good sound), caring for a trumpet, and learning pieces from many musical genres.

  • Demonstrates how to play classical, pop, jazz, and Latin-with audio samples on the enclosed CD-ROM
  • Includes tips on how to buy or rent the best instrument

An ideal guide for students just learning the trumpet, or students who need a little boost, or fans of the trumpet who've never got around to learning it, here is the complete guide to making one of the world's most popular-and beloved instruments-their own.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470963494
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/23/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 739,489
  • File size: 36 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Reynolds, PhD, is a lecturer in music at the University of Toronto. A trumpet player with almost 50 years' experience, he has performed all manner of engagements, from funerals to weddings, from jazz gigs and dances to orchestra concerts.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Ta-Da! A Prelude to Trumpet Playing 7

Chapter 1: The Instrument of Royalty 9

Chapter 2: How the Trumpet Works 23

Chapter 3: Choosing Your Weapon 35

Chapter 4: A Primer on Music Notation 51

Part II: The Noble Sound of the Trumpet 69

Chapter 5: Making Buzzing Beautiful 71

Chapter 6: Sound the Trumpet! 83

Chapter 7: Adding More Notes, Making More Music 99

Chapter 8: Becoming Articulate on the Trumpet 113

Chapter 9: Warming Up for Greater Success 125

Part III: Developing Your Technique 139

Chapter 10: Lower! Slower! 141

Chapter 11: Higher! Faster! 153

Chapter 12: Arpeggios: Leaps of Faith 167

Chapter 13: Developing Strength and Endurance 177

Chapter 14: Becoming More Articulate 191

Chapter 15: The Different Characters of the Trumpet 217

Part IV: The Complete Trumpeter: Knowledge and Skills for the Advancing Player 231

Chapter 16: A Practice Routine for Success 233

Chapter 17: Becoming More Versatile 269

Chapter 18: Valves, Slides, and Leadpipes: The Greasy Side of Trumpet Playing 293

Chapter 19: Collecting Stuff for Your Trumpet 309

Chapter 20: Studying with a Teacher 325

Chapter 21: Get ting in the Game 333

Part V: The Par t of Tens 345

Chapter 22: Ten Trumpet Kings and Queens 347

Chapter 23: Ten Bad Habits to Avoid 353

Chapter 24: Ten Ways You Can Be Your Best 357

Appendix: About the CD 361

Index 369

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Trumpet for Dummies

    Trumpet for Dummies is good for beginners.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2014

    I was the fifth chair in massechusetts jazz band.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    Great for beginners !

    Trumpet for Dummies explains the most basic and important principles in a manor that is easily understandable. It teaches crucial concepts in becoming a sucessful trumpeter in a way that is easily comprehended even by beginning players. These concepts include things such as proper embouchure, good breathing technique, playing basic scales, tounging notes fluently, and much, much, more. Bottom line I would recommend this book to any beginning trumpet player

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    Boxer

    I love trumpet and im good and im in first chair

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Fd

    I really love playing trumpet, im in fifth grade, ae band. So awesome!

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