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Systematic Approach To Daily Practice For Trumpet by Claude Gordon

Systematic Approach to Daily Practice
by Claude Gordon

The Systematic Approach to Daily Practice for Trumpet by Claude Gordon is a very comprehensive "course" as trumpet lessons are laid out in weekly intervals of 52 weeks. The seven trumpet method books listed afte this trumpet method book are needed to complete the trumpet course within this book.I have played the first six lessons in this trumpet method book and it is an awesome trumpet method particularly if you have a lot of time to practice trumpet. Quite frankly, I don't believe that any other trumpet method books are needed if this trumpet method book is purchased along with the following seven trumpet method books that are used in conjunction within these 52 weekly lessons. So, if you want a lifetime of trumpet material, this is it!




Herbert L. Clarke Technical Studies For The Cornet

Technical Studies by Herbert L. Clarke


Technical Studies For The Cornet by Herbert L. Clarke is easily one of my most favorite trumpet method books of all time because the trumpet exercises are so addictive! Once these trumpet exerecises are mastered, you can literally sit and watch television without a method book and buid your playing chops all at the same time. Exercises number one has been recommended for building the High Range on trumpet by the great Jon Faddis ! If you play exercises one very soft as prescribed and sixteen times in one breath ... YOU WILL BUILD RANGE !!! Playing these trumpet exercises softly with one breath forces you to learn to use your air compression which is where the trumpet high range comes from!

Herbert L. Clarke Setting Up Drills

Setting Up Drills By Herbert L. Clarke



Characteristic Studies for Cornet by Herbert L. Clarke

Characteristic Studies for Cornet by Herbert L. Clarke


Characteristic Studies for Cornet by Herbert L. Clarke is also a huge favorite of mine for the exact same reason as Herbert L. Clarke Technical Studies. The trumpet exercises (IF PLAYED CORRECTLY) will build your chops in an unbelievable way and they too can be played while watching television! Play them just as prescribed in the book!


Walter M. Smith Lip Flexibility for the Trumpet

Lip Flexibilities by Walter M. Smith



Saint Jacome Method for Trumpet

St. Jacome Grand Method for Trumpet




Arban Conservatory Method for Trumpet

Arban Conservatory Method for Trumpet



Charles Colin Advanced Lip Flexibilities for Trumpet

Charles Colin Advanced Lip Flexibilities for Trumpet


Trumpet Lip Flexibilities are not only a necessity, they are also a huge range builder. Start in the beginning of the book and practice each exercise until you have it perfected. As usual, I ALWAYS use a Metronome when I practice and gradually speed up the exercises along with penciling in my speeds on each exercise.




Louis Maggio Trumpet Method

Louis Maggio System for Brass


I used this trumpet method book exclusively one summer between my Sophmore and Junior years in high school at Ware County High School and raised my high trumpet range a full fourth. This trumpet method book is the method book and teacher (Louis Maggio) who inspired Claude Gordon among others. Louis Maggio had a terrible accident where he sliped on some ice and he destroyed his chops. This trumpet method book is his collection of the self-prescribed trumpet exercises that he used to come back from this terrible accident. This trumpet method book will teach you the trumpet high range as well as pedal tones thus further extending your trumpet range. If you are looking for just a High Range Trumpet Method book ... this is what I would recommend.






A Tribute to William Adam, His Teachings and His Routine by Los Angeles Studio Musician Charley Davis
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A Tribute to William Adam, His Teachings and His Routine by Los Angeles Studio Musician Charley Davis is another very complete trumpet method book that pays homage to the great trumpet teacher Bill Adam of the University of Indiana. Bill Adam taught Charley Davis, Chris Botti, Jerry Hey and numerous other heavy weight trumpet players. This trumpet method book is laid out in "routines" and uses long tones, chromatic scales, scales, flow studies and a number of other trumpet exercises from Clarke and Schlossberg. It is also a fantastic trumpet method book to own.




Max Schlossberg's Daily Drills and Technical Studies for Trumpet

Daily Drills and Technical Studies by Max Schlossberg


In 1977, I saw the Woody Herman Big Band live at a hotel in Jacksonville, Florida. I was thrilled as a 10th grader to speak with the great Lead Trumpet Player Hermie Shear. Hermie told me, "play Max Schlossberg's Daily Drills very softly to build your chops." Schlossberg is a difficult trumpet method book; however, definitely builds the chops when played correctly.




Daily Scale Builder by Rob Roy McGregor

Daily Scale Builder by Rob Roy McGregor.



The Reinhardt Trumpet Routines

The Reinhardt Trumpet Routines


The Reinhardt Trumpet Beginners Book

Reinhardt For Beginners


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