- File Size: 4352 KB
- Print Length: 32 pages
- Publisher: Alfred Music (March 1, 1985)
- Publication Date: February 28, 1985
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004LVNZ6U
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #697,360 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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First Book of Practical Studies: Cornet and Trumpet Kindle Edition
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The Hal Leonard products cannot be beat. Many (most) public school systems across the United States and Canada have standardized on the HL product line. The HL Essentials series is also very affordable and readily available. While not absolutely necessary, the play-along CD's / DVD's are a bonus.
For my courses I use the following:
-- Arban's (the trumpeter's Bible).
-- Practical Studies for Coronet or Trumpet, books one and two by Robert W. Getchell (Belwin).
-- The Hal Leonard Essential Elements 2000 series, books one, two and three.
-- The Hal Leonard Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble (a comprehensive method for jazz style and improvisation).
This product is very reasonably priced and produced by a well-known company that continuously upgrades their products. IMHO these are the ONLY tools necessary to teach and learn at ANY level. I even return to them myself from time to time.
Getchell's writing style is quite melodic which makes these exercises fun and enjoyable to play.
For me, this really hit a sweet spot. I am relearning the trumpet after an extended absence.
I will give the ideal profile for someone to buy this. Say you have reconquered say the territory from low b flat to middle c (the one on the from the top space in treble clef) and are having a little trouble going to higher notes but want something to improve your chops while your lips redevelop. The first 17 or so etudes have as the highest note that middle C. It's perfect for me.
Unlike other "Studies" or "etudes" books the studies have a GRADUAL progression in difficulty so you can be working on say 7 or so on your daily practice and when you are satisifed on the least difficult one - then drop that one and pick up a more difficult one. I am real happy on how I have progressed the last month or so and this book has a lot ot do with it. Each etude is about 24 to 30 measures long and are actually a little fun to play. It is really focused on trumpet chops. Finally by etude 18 d above middle C is introduced but again in a gradual fashion - about 5 etudes later you will put thorugh your paces on d - having to slur it with just about every note below it. This is in constrast to another book which says in essence "it's time to introduce d and e" and they jump in with full force.
To me, this book really has been a key resource that I practice to every day. I cannot say enough good about it. The melodies come back to me during the day.
This is a collection of "etudes" -- little melodies that sound much more interesting than a simple series of technical exercises that one might find in a "method" book. And they are graded, or scaled, starting with easier ones on the first pages, and getting gradually harder as you move through the book.
As others have noted, the music is very melodic and pleasant to play or hear. This is kind of like having the "spoonful of sugar" to go with the "medicine" that a piece imposes by making the student work on new techniques or skills.
I was confused by reviews that lumped this book in with the massive Arban method book or others like that. Many such books focus on techniques and repetitive drills, which have their place but simply are not similar to this book at all.
At Amazon I was able to get it as part of a promotion, which made the price downright cheap, and in that respect I'd say it's a no-brainer worth 5 stars. However, the description does not explain that this is not a new printing, but instead is a facsimile reproduction of a publication from some decades ago. As a result, the music is not as clear as it might be, and from time to time, one has to squint to discern a half note from a quarter note.
Other than that, I am very pleased with the purchase and recommend it as an adjunct to other lesson books that a student might already be using.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I played brass (Horn and Mellophone) in high school, many years ago, but just went out and bought a Cornet for fun, and needed something to beef up my chops on. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Nigel
Great book so glad you had it available via book because we were on the road and found out our daughter needed it for band camp! Saved our life****Published 7 months ago by sharon bess
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