Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Phil Collins - Trumpet Books

(New) Piccolo Trumpet Studies - 106 short etudes from easy to moderate difficulty, each with the purpose of gradually building range. Goal: ease of playing, clarity of sound, and accuracy of intonation. Every study focuses on character and style. Price: $20. Free shipping

100 Trumpetudes - moderately difficult studies, great for sight-reading. Goal: non-boring practice material. Price: $20. Free shipping.

Trumpet 1, Studies in the Style of the Pops Orchestra Repertoire - 138 short glimpses of generic pops book requirements. Each piece offers a challenge to be on stage and to participate in the music of the moment. Studies range from easy to moderately difficult, and like the other books attempt to draw out character and beauty of playing. Price: $20. Free shipping.

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One book: $20.
Two books: $35.
Three books: $50.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Building Skyscrapers One Floor at a Time


"Do not attempt to play the following line until the preceding line sounds pure and free
." - Ernest S. Williams, from his Modern Method for Trumpet

If Mr. Williams were with us today, we might well hear him advising his students as they begin to practice on the piccolo trumpet:

"Do not attempt to play a higher note until the preceding notes sound pure and free."

This is the foundation for building a secure high range in Piccolo Trumpet Studies. I like Mr. Williams' patient reminder, as he points upwards out the window saying, "Skyscrapers are built one floor at a time."

Piccolo Trumpet Studies, 106 of them, available for $18. plus $2. mailing at: collinsnotes@earthlink.net

Monday, December 12, 2011

Saturday, December 03, 2011

New book - Piccolo Trumpet Studies

Piccolo Trumpet Studies was written to provide easy-to-moderately difficult practice material for piccolo trumpet players of all levels. While it is tempting to plunge right into Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto, the Magnificat, or the B Minor Mass, this book attempts to build range and high note control gradually, one short study at a time.

The goal in this book is to focus on control, tone, ease of playing, and intonation with the same security expected on the larger trumpets. Improvement requires consistent practice with adequate rest. Several organized practice sessions can be more beneficial than one mighty slugfest, and short etudes are more conquerable than those that are lengthy and too difficult.

Release date: December 12, 2011

Price: $18. plus $2. shipping

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