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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...
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.
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.
Part I: Ta-Da! A Prelude to Trumpet Playing.
Chapter 1: The Instrument of Royalty.
Chapter 2: How the Trumpet Works.
Chapter 3: Choosing Your Weapon.
Chapter 4: A Primer on Music Notation.
Part II: The Noble Sound of the Trumpet.
Chapter 5: Making Buzzing Beautiful.
Chapter 6: Sound the Trumpet!
Chapter 7: Adding More Notes, Making More Music.
Chapter 8: Becoming Articulate on the Trumpet.
Chapter 9: Warming Up for Greater Success.
Part III: Developing Your Technique.
Chapter 10: Lower! Slower!
Chapter 11: Higher! Faster!
Chapter 12: Arpeggios: Leaps of Faith.
Chapter 13: Developing Strength and Endurance.
Chapter 14: Becoming More Articulate.
Chapter 15: The Different Characters of the Trumpet.
Part IV: The Complete Trumpeter: Knowledge and Skills for the Advancing Player.
Chapter 16: A Practice Routine for Success.
Chapter 17: Becoming More Versatile.
Chapter 18: Valves, Slides, and Leadpipes: The Greasy Side of Trumpet Playing.
Chapter 19: Collecting Stuff for Your Trumpet.
Chapter 20: Studying with a Teacher.
Chapter 21: Get ting in the Game.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 22: Ten Trumpet Kings and Queens.
Chapter 23: Ten Bad Habits to Avoid.
Chapter 24: Ten Ways You Can Be Your Best.
Appendix: About the CD.
Posted October 28, 2013
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 playerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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