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Trumpet for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Publisher Comments:

The fun and easy way to learn trumpet!

Discover how to blow your own horn with this friendly, easy- to-follow guide. From proper posture and playing your first note to making music in a variety of styles, including classical and jazz, this book gives you all the techniques you need.

  • Get to know the essentials — learn to read music notation,and investigate the foundations to successful trumpet playing,including good posture and relaxed breathing

  • Stay in practice — establish a rewarding practice routine with a helpful warm-up and fun and challenging exercises that will keep you improving

  • Polish your skills and sound — develop a full range of notes, from the lowest lows to the highest highs, and fine-tune your sound with articulation and vibrato

  • Build a repertoire — play a wide range of well-known songs, from lovely lyrical etudes to rousing marches to swinging jazz tunes

  • Care for your instrument — get to know how to maintain your trumpet, and equip yourself with all the gear you need, including mutes, stands, and cases

Audio CD-ROM

Listen to and play along with musical examples in the book

Please see the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements.

Open the book and find:

  • Tips on buying a new or used trumpet

  • The right way to form a trumpet embouchure

  • How to improve your breathing and endurance

  • Duets to enjoy with another player (or with the CD)

  • Ornamentation and special effects to liven up your playing

  • How to get involved with community bands and orchestras

  • When and how to find a trumpet teacher

  • Ten bad habits to avoid

Learn to:

  • Choose the best trumpet and mouthpiece for you

  • Perform a variety of musical styles

  • Clean and care for your trumpetPlay along with the audio samples on the CD

Synopsis:

How to get a good sound, read music, and master a variety of styles-including classical, pop, jazz, and Latin

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.

  • Demonstrates how to play classical, pop, jazz, and Latin-with audio samples on the enclosed CD-ROM
  • Includes tips on how to buy or rent the best instrument

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.

About the Author

Jeffrey Reynolds, PhD, is a lecturer in music at the University of Toronto. A trumpet player with almost 50 years' experience, he has performed all manner of engagements, from funerals to weddings, from jazz gigs and dances to orchestra concerts.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Ta-Da! A Prelude to Trumpet Playing 7

Chapter 1: The Instrument of Royalty 9

Chapter 2: How the Trumpet Works 23

Chapter 3: Choosing Your Weapon 35

Chapter 4: A Primer on Music Notation 51

Part II: The Noble Sound of the Trumpet 69

Chapter 5: Making Buzzing Beautiful 71

Chapter 6: Sound the Trumpet! 83

Chapter 7: Adding More Notes, Making More Music 99

Chapter 8: Becoming Articulate on the Trumpet 113

Chapter 9: Warming Up for Greater Success 125

Part III: Developing Your Technique 139

Chapter 10: Lower! Slower! 141

Chapter 11: Higher! Faster! 153

Chapter 12: Arpeggios: Leaps of Faith 167

Chapter 13: Developing Strength and Endurance 177

Chapter 14: Becoming More Articulate 191

Chapter 15: The Different Characters of the Trumpet 217

Part IV: The Complete Trumpeter: Knowledge and Skills for the Advancing Player 231

Chapter 16: A Practice Routine for Success 233

Chapter 17: Becoming More Versatile 269

Chapter 18: Valves, Slides, and Leadpipes: The Greasy Side of Trumpet Playing 293

Chapter 19: Collecting Stuff for Your Trumpet 309

Chapter 20: Studying with a Teacher 325

Chapter 21: Get ting in the Game 333

Part V: The Par t of Tens 345

Chapter 22: Ten Trumpet Kings and Queens 347

Chapter 23: Ten Bad Habits to Avoid 353

Chapter 24: Ten Ways You Can Be Your Best 357

Appendix: About the CD 361

Index 369

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470679371
Author:
Reynolds, Jeffrey
Publisher:
For Dummies
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
trumpet, Wynton Marsalis, Louis Armstrong, basic trumpet technique, caring for a trumpet, how to buy or rent a trumpet, classical, pop, jazz, Latin
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Brass
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Music-Books on Woodwinds and Brass
Subject:
trumpet, Wynton Mars
Subject:
alis, Louis Armstrong, basic trumpet technique, caring for a trumpet, how to buy or rent a trumpet, classical, pop, jazz, Latin
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Publication Date:
20110322
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
74 x 92.5 mm

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"Synopsis" by , How to get a good sound, read music, and master a variety of styles-including classical, pop, jazz, and Latin

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.

  • Demonstrates how to play classical, pop, jazz, and Latin-with audio samples on the enclosed CD-ROM
  • Includes tips on how to buy or rent the best instrument

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.

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