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hme220NEW 100 Progressive Lessons for Trumpet for the Beginning or Comeback Player
The ideal book for trumpeters during their first three years of development! Lessons progress at a reasonable rate and are two pages in length. Each lesson includes two contrasting etudes, a famous melody, a technical study, and two “factoids” that contain valuable information about music and the trumpet. The book also includes a 10-page glossary of musical terms, signs, and symbols. Soft cover (coil bound) 8.5 X 11 inches; 210 pages
marchsmall.jpg Clark, Larry -- Playing with the Band - March Melodies for Trumpet
For Solo instruments and play-along CD with concert band. Includes marches by E.E. Bagley, Julius Fucik, John N. Klohr, John Philip Sousa and Carl Teike. You are always playing the melody; even The Stars and Stripes Forever Piccolo part is transcribed! Arranged by Larry Clark, published by Carl Fischer.
COMPLETE SET -- Essential Orchestral Excerpts, edited by Dobrzeleski, compiled by David Hickman
The most thorough and comprehensive as well as the most affordable collection of orchestral excerpts ever compiled for the trumpet. Get the entire 16 book set for the reduced price of $15 per book.
conconesolfeggiSMALL Concone Complete Solfeggi for Trumpet
New Edition, 2008, includes CD-ROM with printable piano accompaniments for all etudes, for both Bb and C trumpets. Also includes SmartMusic files for all etudes so that you can play along with your computer. All five groups by the famous master of vocal art in one volume! Thirty Daily Exercises, Fifty Lessons, Twenty-five Lessons, Fifteen Vocalises and Forty Lessons. Intermediate to Medium-Advanced. Excellent material for lyrical phrasing, breath control, endurance. With glossary of Italian terms and listing by keys. Good material for early transposition assignments in either the treble or bass clef versions.
Farkas, Philip -- The Art of Brass Playing
The Art of Brass playing is a treatise on the formation and use of the brass player’s embouchure. It includes sections on the embouchure’s function, mouthpiece placement, moist versus dry lips, the lip aperture, articulation, mouthpiece pressure and breath control. A must for all brass players, this includes photos of the embouchure of Adolph Herseth, Philip Farkas, Edward Kleinhammer, and Arnold Jacobs, among others. This book has become a standard in brass technique classes and at conservatories everywhere.
artofmusicianshipNEW Farkas, Philip -- The Art of Musicianship
The Art of Musicianship explores the skills, knowledge and sensitivity needed by the mature musician to perform in an artistic and professional manner. It has been used since 1976 in brass classes and music appreciation courses across the country. Topics of discussions include; Musicianship, phrasing, dynamics, tempo, rhythm, articulation, intonation, ensemble playing and stage fright, to name a few.
coopsolo.gif Jazz Trumpet Solos
Includes 11 transcriptions of legendary jazz performances of Chet Baker, Tom Harrell, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw.
masterworks.gif Masterworks for Trumpet
An excellent collection of trumpet etudes and orchestral parts! 12 artistic studies by Saint-Jacome, 36 studies by N. Bousquet, 5 studies by Domenico Gatti, 34 Etudes by W. Brant, as well as the COMPLETE 1st trumpet parts for Suite from the Opera Le Coq D'Or by Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakoff, and Symphonies No. 4 and No. 6 by Peter Tchaikovsky
AM42102smallNEW Mehegan, John -- Jazz Improvisation 1: Tonal and Rhythmic Principles
By John Mehegan, Preface by Leonard Bernstein. Revised and Enlarged Edition. The fundamental musical concepts used by every great jazz musician from Buddy Bolden to Dizzy Gillespie. Here for students, professional and amateur musicians and serious Jazz enthusiasts. More than 70 lessons that define and clearly systematize the basic principals of Jazz using more than 60 jazz standards as examples. Heralded by many Jazz greats.
tipbook.gif Pinksterboer, Hugo -- Tipbook for Trumpet and Trombone: The Best Guide to your Instrument
The Tipbook Series books are handy, accessible, thorough, and convenient guides for players who want to get the most out of their instrument. They are written in collaboration with and proofread by musicians, teachers, technicians and other experts for beginners, students and advanced players. Features include: • lessons • teachers • practicing • all jargon explained • basic background information • price indications • history and family of the instrument • more. The trumpet and trombone book covers topics such as selecting and play-testing trumpets, cornets, flugelhorns and trombones, buying mouthpieces and mutes, tuning, and a brass players' glossary. “A valuable source of information.” (International Trumpet Guild) “Thoughtfully produced with clear print and numerous diagrams and drawings bursting with easy to find information and comprehensive, yet concise guidance.” (Harold Nash, The Trombonist)
straightahead.gif Straight Ahead Jazz Fakebook Bb edition
a collection of Jazz compositions in a straight ahead style, or hard bebop style.
hme221aNEW Tarr, Edward -- The Trumpet
Available again in English! Dr. Tarr is the world’s leading authority on the history of the trumpet and its repertoire. In this newly revised and enlarged edition, Tarr discusses the evolution of the trumpet from primitive times to today. Important repertoire and performers are also discussed. It is a must-own book for all serious trumpet performers and teachers! 8.5 X 11 inches; 176 pages; 37 photographs including 8 in color; 57 illustrations and music examples. Soft cover (“Perfect” bound)
tuneup Tuneup: Basic Training Intonation System
With a timbre engineered to expose pitch discrepancy immediately, the Basic Training audio CD provides the player with three crucial exercises per Key. The player first sings, then plays against the CD, listening for the “beats of pitch discrepancy. As the player moves his or her pitch to correct the beats, perfect placement is found and held, establishing a “groove” where the perfect, pure interval is easily recognized in context.

The first exercise, the Tonic Track Exercise, is a drone using a complex timbre quick to expose the “beats” of pitch discrepancy. By following the provided studies, the player learns the location of each Major and minor interval per key, places the interval in both scales and arpeggios, and uses the exercise for excerpt, solo and etude development. However, Basic Training does not stop there!

The second exercise extends the intervals learned in the Tonic Track Exercises to full, perfectly tuned chords . The Interval Study provides the player with eight separate patterns that focus on the Root, Dominant and Third of the chord and on movement within the chord. Here the player learns to apply the intervals within the context of the chord.

Finally, the difficult skill of playing minor intervals is honed in the Minor Interval Study. Two patterns are provided to ease the player into mastering major and minor intervals.

The Basic Training Text lays an ample foundation for musical acoustics as it applies to intonation and also provides step by step guidance on developing the ear and using the audio CD. Included in the text is a Note Tendency Chart to track your instruments' tendencies and alternate tuning methods to compensate for them.

The Basic Training Workbook is available for instruments in C, Bb, Eb, F and Bass Clef.
Tuneup: Basic Training for Bass Clef instruments in C $54.00
Tuneup: Basic Training for Horn in F $54.00
Tuneup: Basic Training for Trumpet in Bb $54.00
funksmall2 Funk/Disco Horn Section
Boasts gems by Tower of Power, Parliament, and the Commodores, James Brown, Stevie Wonder and others: Brick House, Disco Inferno, Dr. Funkenstein, Fire, Give it to Me Baby, Hold On I'm Comin', Lucretia Mac Evil, Papa's Got a Brand New Bag, Pick up the Pieces, Serpentine Fire, Superstition, That's the Way (I Like it), What is Hip, Y.M.C.A., You Should be Dancing
popsmall2 Pop/Rock Horn Section
The best from The Beatles, Van Morrison, Steve Winwood, Steely Dan, Santana & Rob Thomas, Chicago, and others: Bright Side of the Road, Higher Love, Hot Hot Hot, The Impression That I Get, Jump, Jive, an' Wail, Livin' la Vida Loca, Magical Mystery Tour, Peg, Smooth, Spinning Wheel, Sussudio, 25 or 6 to 4, Vehicle, Will It go Round in Circles, Zoot Suit Riot.
rnbsmall2 R&B Horn Section
Serves up Sam & Dave, Ray Charles, James Brown, Average White Band, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding and others: Cut the Cake, Dancing in the Street, Gimme Some Lovin', Hallelujah I Love Him (Her) So, Hard to Handle, I Got You (I Feel Good), In the Midnight Hour, It's Your Thing, Knock on Wood, Mustang Sally, September, Sir Duke, Soul Finger, Soul Man, You've Made Me So Very Happy
concertsmall Concert Studies for Trumpet
A series of short studies written for Phillip Smith, who plays principal trumpet for the New York Philharmonic. Designed for the intermediate to advanced player, and conceived for the Bb trumpet or cornet, the full range of the instrument is explored from low F# to high D. Covers a wide range of technique skills, including double and triple tonguing, low register playing, challenging intervals, and key signatures that require intonation control of the instrument. The CD includes demonstrations of each study performed by Smith.
jazzstudies Jazz Studies for Trumpet in Bb or Other Bb Instruments
This book and CD will help music students who want to learn to improvise and are looking for "jazz-style" studies. This will help them shape a theme, play typical jazz lines correctly, and how to develop a professional technique.
cichsmallNEW Back to Basics for Trumpeters: The Teaching of Vincent Cichowicz - Luis Loubriel

This book is built around interviews that Luis E. Loubriel conducted with Vincent Cichowicz and his most successful disciples over thirteen years, woven together with Loubriel’s own analysis, and organized according to the central themes of Cichowicz’s methodology.

Although Cichowicz developed no rigid, one-size-fits-all system - indeed, his special talent was for custom tailoring his teaching to the needs of each student - certain fundamentals tenets informed all of his teaching. This book memorializes those tenets through the words of the master himself and some of his exemplary proteges. As such, it represents a significant contribution to contemporary understandings of trumpet pedagogy, and brass pedagogy in general.

advancedsmall Advanced Concert Studies for Trumpet
This book/CD pack contains the same musical and technical challenges found in the original Concert Studies for Trumpet, only on a more advanced level. Lyricism is a large component of this book, with technical challenges of range, tonguing, intervals, and key signatures abounding. This collection contains music written specifically for Phillip Smith, principal trumpet from the New York Philharmonic, from such composers as James Curnow, Allen Vizzuti, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Joseph Turrin, Stepehn Bulla, and others. This book also includes a CD of Phillip Smith performing each of these studies
contemporaryhymn Contemporary Hymn Settings
This comprehensive and versatile collection of favorite hymns includes music for every season of the church year. These contemporary arrangements will bring endless hours of pleasure in the church and the home. This collection is also available in an edition for Flute and piano.
dL01stammsmall.jpg The Marvin Stamm Project
This is composer, teacher and jazz musician Dave Lisik's transcriptions of noted jazz trumpeter Marvin Stamm's solos. Recordings of the solos are included on an accompanying CD. Contents include But Not For Me, Hip Hop Blues, My Funny Valentine, The Very Thought of You and many more!
MilesDavisStandarsVolume1small.jpg Miles Davis Standards Volume 1
Standards Volume 1 - Trumpet by Miles Davis. For Trumpet. Hal Leonard Artist Transcriptions. Jazz. Difficulty: medium. Trumpet solo book. Chord names and introductory text. 94 pages. Published by Hal Leonard Features 21 terrific tunes from trumpeter supreme Miles Davis: All of You * Autumn Leaves * The Blue Room * Bye Bye Blackbird * Easy Living * How Deep Is the Ocean * I Could Write a Book * If I Were a Bell * Love Me or Leave Me * My Funny Valentine * Old Devil Moon * S'posin' * There Is No Greater Love * When I Fall in Love * and more sensational standards, plus a biography, discography and notes on his career.
MilesDavisStandardsVolume2small.jpg Miles Davis Standards Volume 2
Standards - Volume 2 (Trumpet) by Miles Davis. For Trumpet. Hal Leonard Artist Transcriptions. Jazz. Difficulty: medium-difficult to difficult. Trumpet solo songbook. Standard notation, chord names, introductory text and discography. 80 pages. Published by Hal Leonard The companion edition to Miles Davis: Standards - Volume 1 (00672450), this Artist Transcriptions collection features 15 more standards as interpreted by Miles, transcribed note for note for trumpet. Songs include Basin Street Blues, I'll Remember April, Stella by Starlight and more. Includes a bio and a discography.