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Trumpet Player's Sample Pack

You get sample pages from all of our trumpet books on this page, plus all of the special reports too.

Includes samples pages from... The Advancing Trumpet Player, The Comeback Trumpet Player, Full Range Studies for Trumpet, All The Notes and More, Forty-Nine Arban Duets, Give It The 3rd Finger, Daily Stuff - plus these special reports:

How To Increase Your Endurance The Easy Way

This is the strategy I developed for myself to build endurance as a "comeback" trumpet player after 20+ years off the horn. It's simple and it works. Also good for anyone who wants to increase their endurance, no matter what level player you are.

Simple Trumpet Warm-Down

One of my fellow 1st section trumpeters in the concert band that we play in heard me doing a little warm down after rehearsal and wanted to know what I was doing. So I wrote this up as a freebie, and thought others might want to have a copy too. It's very simple, yet effective. You can also use it as the last part of your warm-up at the start of the day.

Trumpet Overtone Fingering Chart

This is a different approach to learning how trumpet fingerings work. You will discover how the overtone series (open fingerings) dictate the other notes you play depending on the valve combinations you apply. Also provided is a chromatic fingering guide with alternate fingerings included from low F# to Double High C.

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Full Range Studies for Trumpet

A complete system to develop and maintain your range, sound, endurance, and flexibility from Low F# to Double High C ... and beyond! (91 pages)

The Full Range Studies for Trumpet book can be used by all trumpet players, at any level of playing. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, advanced, comeback player, or professional - this book will be very valuable to you over the years to come.

The “FRS” system consists of 18 studies. One study of the 18 should be played every other day on a rotation basis (1, 2, 3, 4…17, 18), and three times a week is recommended. You will do the complete rotation every 6 weeks. Don’t try to play all of the studies in one day, these are meant to build you up, not beat you up.

Each study session will take you approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. If you rest correctly during the practice session, your embouchure should feel good, not beat up. If you feel beat up then you didn’t rest enough or you went too far in the study. Only go as far in each study as you can without playing incorrectly. It does no good to practice incorrect habits.

A Few Things To Remember:

  • Be diligent in your practice, you will be rewarded for your discipline by following the routines in the 18 studies - using these studies in this step-by-step system will get you playing better, and much quicker, than a haphazard approach to practicing

  • Rest as much as you play and rest as much as you play within each practice session, you should still feel good at the end of each practice session

  • Always strive for a great sound on every note

  • Always play musically - don’t just play, make music

  • Slow and good is better than fast and bad - you will learn faster by practicing slowly, then speed up in small increments to improve your coordination to play faster and still sound good

  • Practice all of the articulations when indicated (S=Slur, T=Tongue, B=breath, etc.)

  • Use a metronome to help you improve your coordination as you speed things up

  • If you can’t reach some notes, give it three tries and then move on - they will come in time

  • Play with other people, whether it be duets, trios, quartets, quintets, band, orchestra, jazz ensemble, church services - get out there and rehearse, perform and make music with others

  • Each study is meant to be played once and then move to the next one on the next FRS practice day of the week (every other day, three days a week is fine). These are not technically hard, so you don’t have to “practice” them with repetition, so just move on to the next study in rotation. Just keep progressing step-by-step through the lessons - and start with Study 1

  • When you get to the end of the 18 studies after 6 weeks, start at Study 1 again and continue through the studies to Study 18. Then once again go back to Study 1 and do the same, again and again for development and maintenance

  • As you advance in these studies, you can begin playing two phrases together without removing the mouthpiece and resting. Do the whole book this way (1-18 in rotation), then on the next time through the book do 3 phrases without removing the mouthpiece, and the next time through the book 4 times, etc. - always end your practice session feeling good so you can practice other things or perform later

PLEASE NOTE BEFORE ORDERING: The Full Range Studies for Trumpet book contains the full range studies from The Comeback Trumpet Player (4) and the Advancing Trumpet Player (6 more) plus 8 more for the total of 18 all printed up in one convenient book for you.

Get your copy now! It's only $29.95 - Click here to order

Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Get the book and give it a go for 30 days, and if you're not improved and playing better, contact me within 45 days and I will refund 100% of the purchase price. We don't want any unhappy customers.

 

 

The Advancing Trumpet Player

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The Advancing Trumpet Player

A complete step-by-step system that includes everything you need to build your embouchure, tone, technique, flexibility, tonguing, endurance, range, and musicianship. Written for those trumpet players who are ready to achieve the highest levels of playing their horn. 

The “ATP” system consists of four sessions per day: warm-up, tonality study, Arban’s book studies (you are guided through the whole Arban book in the lessons practicing a few studies from each section of the book), and endurance/range/musicianship studies. This will take approximately two hours per day divided into four sessions, with breaks in between. Don’t try to play all of the assignments in one session, you really do need the rest to keep your embouchure fresh all day and ready again for the next day.

If you cannot commit to two hours per day, then go with one hour per day and play every other exercise in the lessons on day one, then on day two play the ones you skipped, on day three alternate back to the ones you played on day one, and so on back and forth throughout the week. And spend two weeks on each lesson instead of one week, or longer if needed, when using this pattern.

NOTE: The Advancing Trumpet Player has additional emphasis on multiple tongue articulations in the tonality studies that builds more strength, endurance, and agility all over the horn, and has six more full range studies than The Comeback Trumpet Player book for a total of 10. The Full Range Studies for Trumpet contains those 10 plus 8 more for a total of 18. The ATP is really designed for those who really want to step up their game and master all registers of the trumpet.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The book has a total of 168 pages, which includes 8 pages of music for the warm-up routine session, 48 pages of music for the 12 tonality studies session, and 53 pages of music for the full range studies session, plus there are 52 pages of step-by-step lessons, one per page. For the fourth session of each lesson, you will need an Arban’s book for trumpet that correlates to the page numbers I have used. If you already have a copy, check a few of the lessons to see if your Arban’s book page numbers match up to the lessons in this book. If your page 125 begins the interval studies and the Characteristic Studies begin on page 285, then you're fine. The edition that I used for The Advancing Trumpet Player book is a reasonably priced good edition, if you need a copy you can get one here: www.MPHmusic.com/go/arbans

A Few Things To Remember:

  • Be diligent in your practice, you will be rewarded for your discipline by following the routines in the 52 Lessons - use these lesson plans, this step-by-step system is designed to get you playing better, and much quicker, than a haphazard approach to practicing

  • Rest as much as you play within each practice session, you should still feel good at the end of each practice session

  • Always strive for a great sound on every note

  • Always play musically

  • Slow and good is better than fast and bad - you will learn faster by practicing slowly, then speed up in small increments to improve your coordination to play faster and still sound good

  • Practice all of the articulations when indicated (S=Slur, T=Tongue, etc.)

  • Use a metronome to help you improve your coordination as you speed things up

  • If you can’t reach some notes, give it three tries and then move on - they will come in time

  • Each lesson can last one week, or two weeks, or whatever time period you are comfortable with - just keep progressing step-by-step through the lessons - and start with Lesson 1

  • When you get to the end of the 52 lessons, start at Lesson 1 then do Lesson 52, then 2 and 51, then 3 and 50, and so on until you’ve done 52 and 1, criss-crossing in the middle. After that use the warm-up and tonality sections daily to keep in shape and progress to other practice materials. You can always return to the ATP system for a review to work on specific areas of your playing, or if you take some time off and need to be a comeback trumpet player all over again

  • Listen to great trumpet players in all styles of music - this will help you know what a trumpet is supposed to sound like so you can model your sound by emulating the best players around

  • Have fun!!

If you have any questions, feel comfortable in contacting me at my email address that is on the bottom of each webpage at our website.

Go for it and have a great time!

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Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Get the book and give it a go for 30 days, and if you're not improved and playing better, contact me within 45 days and I will refund 100% of the purchase price. We don't want any unhappy customers.

 

Comeback Trumpet Player

The Comeback Trumpet Player book can be used by all trumpet players - whether you’ve laid-off 2 weeks, 2 months, 2 years, and especially 20 years or more this book will get you in shape and keep you in shape too.

The “CTP” system consists of four sessions per day: warm-up, tonality study, Arban’s book studies (you are guided through the whole Arban book in the lessons practicing a few studies from each section of the book), and endurance/range/musicianship studies. This will take approximately two hours per day divided into four sessions, with breaks in between. Don’t try to play all of the assignments in one session, you really do need the rest to keep your embouchure fresh all day and ready again for the next day.

If you cannot commit to two hours per day, then go with one hour per day and play every other exercise in the lessons on day one, then on day two play the ones you skipped, on day three alternate back to the ones you played on day one, and so on back and forth throughout the week. And spend two weeks on each lesson instead of one week, or longer if needed, when using this pattern.

Here's some comments from others...

Thanks LOADS Mark.

Yes, I thought our time was valuable and helpful in terms of knowing what needs to be done and how it needs to be done to increase one’s skill level. Like an athlete needs to keep honing his skills and keep them sharp, you’ve been helpful, Mark, in giving me a perspective of where I’d like to get…in terms of sound, consistency, air flow, control, and resonance…and how to fine tune those skills and incorporate them into my playing style.

Oftentimes, we play notes and take the rest of that for granted. Thanks for helping me again to focus on not only playing notes, but playing MUSIC and making MUSIC. In addition to the book The Comeback Trumpet Player, I also appreciated the added exercises you made available to me right in the middle of the Skype lesson. That was ADDED VALUE to your commentary.

One final thing: the explanation of why we do it this way was helpful, and a reminder to not only play exercises, but play them correctly (and often slowly) to get the desired results. Thanks for the four weeks of lessons. I’ll be back again after a little break and I work on some of these things. And oh, thanks for being “picky”.

Ralph Marks
Brass From the Past
West Lawn, PA 19609

I ordered and have received your "Comeback Trumpet Player" book. I'm afraid I may be one of your customers with the longest distance to "come back"! I stopped playing over 40 years ago!!! I'm 68 years old now and about a year ago decided to join a community band. Many of my old band director friends are in it and I just really missed playing. Recently I also joined another community band that just started up at the local university. I've discovered that my reading and dexterity didn't suffer as much as my endurance.

At first, I could barely make it to the end of a 90 minute rehearsal. It's getting better. I'm hoping your trumpet method will help me continue to recover some of my old skills. I don't think the muscles of a 68 year old are capable of taking me back to the "stallion" I was in my 20's and 30's, but I'm already seeing some progress. Thank you for publishing your work!

Brian Cordele

NOTE: The Advancing Trumpet Player has additional emphasis on multiple tongue articulations in the tonality studies that builds more strength, endurance, and agility all over the horn, and has six more full range studies than The Comeback Trumpet Player book for a total of 10. The Full Range Studies for Trumpet contains those 10 plus 8 more for a total of 18. The ATP is really designed for those who really want to step up their game and master all registers of the trumpet.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The book has a total of 138 pages, which includes 8 pages of music for the warm-up routine session, 48 pages of music for the 12 tonality studies session, and 22 pages of music for the full range studies session, plus there are 52 pages of step-by-step lessons, one per page. For the fourth session of each lesson, you will need an Arban’s book for trumpet that correlates to the page numbers I have used. If you already have a copy, check a few of the lessons to see if your Arban’s book page numbers match up to the lessons in this book. If your page 125 begins the interval studies and page 285 begins the Characteristic Studies, then you're fine. The edition that I used for the Comeback Trumpet Player book is a reasonably priced good edition, if you need a copy you can get one here: www.MPHmusic.com/go/arbans

A Few Things To Remember:

  • Be diligent in your practice, you will be rewarded for your discipline by following the routines in the 52 Lessons - use these lesson plans, this step-by-step system is designed to get you playing better, and much quicker, than a haphazard approach to practicing

  • Rest as much as you play

  • Rest as much as you play within each practice session, you should still feel good at the end of each practice session

  • Always strive for a great sound on every note

  • Always play musically - don’t just play, make music

  • Slow and good is better than fast and bad - you will learn faster by practicing slowly, then speed up in small increments to improve your coordination to play faster and still sound good

  • Practice all of the articulations when indicated (S=Slur, T=Tongue, etc.)

  • Use a metronome to help you improve your coordination as you speed things up

  • If you can’t reach some notes, give it three tries and then move on - they will come in time

  • Play with other people, whether it be duets, trios, quartets, quintets, band, orchestra, jazz ensemble, church services - get out there and rehearse, perform and make music with others

  • Each lesson can last one week, or two weeks, or whatever time period you are comfortable with - just keep progressing step-by-step through the lessons - and start with Lesson 1

  • When you get to the end of the 52 lessons, start at Lesson 1 then do Lesson 52, then 2 and 51, then 3 and 50, and so on until you’ve done 52 and 1, criss-crossing in the middle. After that use the warm-up and tonality sections daily to keep in shape and progress to other practice materials. You can always return to the CTP system for a review to work on specific areas of your playing, or if you take some time off and need to be a comeback trumpet player all over again

  • Listen to great trumpet players in all styles of music - this will help you know what a trumpet is supposed to sound like so you can model your sound by emulating the best players around

  • Have fun!!

To download (PDF) some sample pages and a few sample lessons signup for the free Trumpet Player's Sample Pack at the top of this page.

Get your copy now! It's only $24.95 - Click here to order

Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Get the book and give it a go for 30 days, and if you're not improved and playing better, contact me within 45 days and I will refund 100% of the purchase price. We don't want any unhappy customers.



ALL THE NOTES AND MORE! - 70 Studies In Each Of The 12 Tonalities To Develop And Maintain Tone, Tonguing, Technique, Flexibility, Endurance, Range, And More For All Trumpet Players No Matter What Styles You Play

(also available for Trombone and Saxophone)

Do you really know your scales?

I mean major, all minors, diminished, whole tone, blues, major and minor pentatonic, modes, chromatic, and more! And all of these in different patterns, arpeggios, ranges, and articulations too. And in all twelve keys.

Here's the ultimate book for trumpet players (and any other treble clef player too)...

ALL THE NOTES AND MORE! is designed to help you develop and maintain your tone, tonguing, technique, flexibility, endurance, range, and more no matter what styles you play. In it you will practice and master all kinds of scales and arpeggios in all ranges of your instrument. They are the necessary building blocks of music, and all top performers have them ingrained into their playing so they can perform at the highest levels of musicianship.

You can download a free PDF sample pages from the book, see below.

Here's just a few suggestions for using these studies:

  • Always play with a great sound. No matter whether you're playing high or low, fast or slow...always listen to yourself closely to play with a great sound. That's what others are hearing, make them say... "Oh what a sound!" ...when you play.

  • It is never possible to play these studies too slowly. However it is possible to play them too fast. By playing slow, you can listen closely to the fundamentals of playing to make adjustments that make playing the studies quicker much easier and more musical. As you play, be listening closely to yourself so that each note has a pleasing sound.

  • Don't just play notes - always make music!

  • When learning a study, you may wish to start with the last measure, play it a few times until you are comfortable with it, then back up one measure and play the last two measures. Then practice the last three measures. Repeat this strategy until you are at the beginning of the study. This way you will have lots of practice finishing strong.
  • Always use various articulations for the studies. Examples: all slurred, all tongued, slur four, slur two tongue two, tongue two slur two, multiple tonguing and on and on. Mix it up as you play through a tonality, it will help you keep your embouchure fresh and mind alert.

  • When first going through the studies, you may want to spend a week, or a month, on learning a tonality. After you have learned all the tonalities, you may want to review one tonality a day split up into a few different practice sessions to maintain your level of playing.

  • ALTERNATE METHOD (recommended) - start with studies #1 and #2 in the C tonality, play it. Then play #1 and #2 in the F tonality, then #1 and #2 in Bb, then #1 and #2 in Eb, and so on all the way through the 12 tonalities. When learning the studies do this for a week (or two) on each of these and you will master them in all tonalities. Then proceed to studies #3 and #4 and use the same system to learn them in all 12 tonalities. Continue through all the studies in this manner. Always vary the articulations you use throughout your practice session of these studies.

  • For younger players, play to the top of your range then skip notes to pick-up the pattern and continue to the end.

  • Practice slowly at first - work for even tone and rhythm, then speed up as you can play cleanly.

  • Always REST as much as you play to avoid overdoing your practicing!

To download (PDF) a few C tonality pages from the book signup for the free Trumpet Player's Sample Pack at the top of this page. The full printed book (174 pages) contains all of the 12 tonalities.

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Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Get the book and give it a go for 30 days, and if you're not improved and playing better, contact me within 45 days and I will refund 100% of the purchase price. We don't want any unhappy customers.


FORTY-NINE LONG LOST ARBAN DUETS FOR TRUMPET (...that Arban never wrote!) 

(now also available for Trombone)

The original studies written by J.B. Arban that are the basis for these forty-nine duets are among the most assigned, practiced, played, and reviewed by all trumpet players - beginner, intermediate, advanced, and pro alike. But there were never duets based on them... until now! Practicing and playing them with your friends, students, and colleagues will yield tremendous benefits for all involved. You can download some free sample duets from the book, see below.

These new duets are based on the studies starting with the Syncopation Studies 1-38 then the Tonguing As Applied To The Trumpet studies 135-145 that are right after all the double tongue studies. The book contains both parts. There is a separate duet book of the same duets for trombone... so if your trombone pals have their edition it's easy to play the classic studies as duets with them too (or treble clef euphoniums too).

Here’s just a few suggestions for using these classic studies as duets:

  • Actually schedule a time each week to play duets. We all need to have ensembles to play and perform in, and a duet is the easiest to organize - it’s just you and your duet partner. Or add a third player to make things even more fun (plus this makes sure you are resting properly by having only two of you play while the third is resting).

  • As you play, be listening closely to yourself and your duet partner to match the attack, tone, phrasing, articulations, dynamics, and intonation to create a truly musical experience. Don’t just play notes - always make music!

  • Be sure to practice and play both parts. Each player will benefit from playing the 1st and 2nd parts. Have the 2nd part player follow the musical example of the 1st part player, then switch parts for more “follow the leader” practice.

  • After perfecting duets 19-37 as single tongue duets, speed up the tempo and use double tongue or triple tongue for even more fun.

  • These duets are also great for practicing sight reading, transposition, building endurance, increasing range by transposing them into higher keys, and playing rhythmically.

A few things to remember:

  • Practice slowly at first - work for even tone and rhythm, then speed up as you can play cleanly.

  • Always REST as much as you play to avoid overdoing your practicing!

To download (PDF) a few sample duets from the book signup for the free Trumpet Player's Sample Pack at the top of this page. There are 49 duets in the full printed book (58 pages).

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Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Get the book and give it a go for 30 days, and if you're not improved and playing better, contact me within 45 days and I will refund 100% of the purchase price. We don't want any unhappy customers.

 

 

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Give It The 3rd Finger - 101 Studies plus 12 Etudes and 12 Matching Duets  

101 Trumpet Studies For Making Your 3rd Finger Work Right, And Your Tongue And Chops Too, Plus 12 Etudes and 12 Matching Duets That Target Your 3rd Finger (69 pages) - by Mark Hendricks

These studies, etudes and duets are all about developing your 3rd finger.

You know what I'm talking about, it's the one that really hangs you up when you're playing scales and arpeggios, and completely messes you up when you're really trying to impress your friends and amaze your audiences.... :-) - You can download a free sample page from the book, see below.

Comments from others:

It has been several weeks since I've purchased your book, "Give it The 3rd Finger," and I must say that I have added it to my daily routines.

Prior to my purchasing the book, my daily routines consisted of long tones, flexibilities, and scale studies. Lately, I've noticed that my scales studies were not up to par until I purchased your book.

The first thing I noticed was my 3rd finger was too weak so after reading the instructions, I began to apply the methods at a very slow tempo and within a few weeks, I could tell a big difference.

I frequently play in a Latin band and one of the styles that I play is a fast paced, two-chord progression known as "Merengue". This particular style utilizes several scale patterns that are usually in an uptempo groove. I could tell that my 3rd finger was getting stronger because the scale-like patterns connected better and there were no breaks between my notes. I also feel that it's very beneficial when applying multiple tonguing techniques, as suggested at the beginning of the book.

Lastly, applying different articulations has been very beneficial as well. For example, after I've worked on several of the exercises, I like to sight-read transcribed solos of some of my favorite Bebop/hard bop players. Specifically Clifford Brown because of his ease of weaving through chord changes, I've found that working on the suggested exercises helps with executing the phrases.

Thanks Mark Hendricks for helping me bring my "A game" to every performance!

Musically Yours,
Patrick McKenzie
Freelance Musician

A big “Thank You” to Mark Ponzo, Professor of Trumpet at Northern Illinois University.

Mark liked my “Give It The 3rd Finger – 101 Studies, Etudes and Duets for Trumpet” book so much that he ordered 18 copies so all of his trumpet students could have their own personal copy. And he told me he added it to his required study books for trumpet.

When I talked with him on the phone I suggested he have a little contest – he picks one of the etudes and then has everybody work on it, every one performs it and the winner gets a prize… I provide a ball cap with the “Give It The 3rd Finger” name and logo. He thought it was a great idea!

So I am making the same offer to all college level trumpet profs around the country… and anyone else that teaches trumpet to a “studio full of students”. If you’d like to do this, email or call me and we’ll get it all worked out for your group too.

Mark Ponzo’s personal website is: http://markponzo.com – give him a visit, he’s got some great info and study books there too.

Here's some comments from Rich Willey of Boptism.com ...

Mark! I did the first 14 drills tonight at eighth note = 72, and then I practiced the changes from "Have You Met Miss Jones" (that's the recording I'm sharing with you) and I was amazed at the amount of progress I made just in that one practice session. Usually I miss all the G#s (Abs) and low Ds and low Ebs, and in fact, if you listen to this (I played a chorus/rested a chorus), I even went into my dreaded lower register to see if my fingers would work on those low notes, and very many of them came popping right out! You're a genius!!! Thanks, man. I could've used better 3rd valve technique this past weekend on gigs, but I'll forgive you just this once. ;-) Thanks for turning out such an incredible regimen designed for people like me with nearly useless third fingers on trumpet! Seriously, man, thank you!!!

-- Rich Willey - Boptism.com

And a day later, he wrote again...

Please bear in mind that this is how I *practice* ... I play a chorus and rest a chorus, and try to do that (and record the whole thing in ProTools) on a couple of tunes daily. I almost always go back and play the other horn in the "holes" left skipping choruses on the first take. These are by no means intended to be released to the public, but I guess just this once I'll make an exception :-)

I really want to coerce my fingers into cooperating with me, so I figured I would start very slowly and hopefully (per your instructions) get them clean and eventually speed up the process. This is the first regimen designed for whipping the 3rd finger into shape that I've seen that doesn't bore the crap out of me. Also, turns out I did the first 15 last night, and then did 16-30 tonight before going on to 44 after that, just to get an overdose of this new treatment. I can see that it will take a lot of hard work on my part, but having a plan laid out is the best thing that has ever come along for my stubborn third finger.

So, thank you, Mark! I now have hope of being able to not scuffle as much in "those keys" that have those fingerings that I have been afraid of for years!

You da man!

Rich Willey - Boptism.com

Mark here again... (thanks Rich)...

Here's a few choruses of "Have You Met Miss Jones" that Rich sent to me. Like he said, he recorded the trumpet choruses in one practice session, then the bass trumpet choruses the next day (by the way, a great way to practice, play a chorus, rest a chorus... "rest as much as you play"). His recording was about 23 minutes long, so I've just copied a few of the choruses to give you an example of how he practices jazz improvisation. By the way, Rich writes some great books for trumpet and other instruments, and also writes great arrangements too... check out his website at http://www.Boptism.com

Click the Play button to listen:

"Mark, excellent, focused, and thorough. I’m repeating each exercise as many times as I can in one breath, so it gives me a good work out! Of course, I can feel the 3rd finger getting the special attention that it needs. After practicing the exercises, then waiting for a bit and coming back to the horn, that’s when I feel the result of the previous practice session."

Craig Turley - Orlando, FL

"Mark, these studies are great, and after all, one can never have too many third finger studies."

Don Owen
Professor Emeritus
University of South Florida School of Music
The Florida Orchestra, Principal Trumpet (retired)

All of the studies, etudes, and duets in this book target your 3rd finger while playing a variety of interesting patterns, articulations, and ranges. Developing your 3rd finger strength, technique, and coordination will improve all of your abilities to play with more agility, musicality, and confidence.

To get a sample PDF of the first pages of the sixteenth notes and triplets exercises plus two of the etudes/duets signup for the free Trumpet Player's Sample Pack at the top of this page. There are 101 3rd finger studies, and 12 etudes and 12 matching duets in the full printed book (69 pages).

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DAILY STUFF for Trumpet by Don Owen (Special 50th Anniversary Edition)

Everything you need in one book to develop and maintain all aspects of trumpet playing at the highest levels, no matter what styles you play.

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HEARTLAND for Trumpet and CD Accompaniment (Bb and Eb tpt parts).
Also available for trombone.

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Click here to see the first page of the trumpet part (a new window will open), and click the play button below to listen to the opening section of the CD Accompaniment - the whole piece timing is 7:15. This is the Bb part, we also provide the Eb part.

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I couldn't find my old Whispa Mute and then I saw how much they now cost, so I found this video and made one from a Renuzit air refreshner and some weather stripping for about a dollar. Here's a video someone made of the process. It works! ... LOL

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Wayne Bergeron
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Jamey Aebersold
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Jamey and I are from the same
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with him :-) - start with Volumes
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Willie Thomas
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When I was a youngster Willie came around to my high school teaching his jazz courses, he's really added a lot to his great program and taken it to new heights over the years

Warburton Music Products
Terry Warburton - All kinds of products, services, and accessories
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HuSonics.com
Bill Prang - Stocks top of the line
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M/K Drawing and Bending
Mike Bulow - Terrific custom trumpet tuning slides and leadpipes for Bach, Yamaha, and other brands too

Mark Hendricks - Hunteridge, Inc.
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