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Trumpet for Dummies


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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

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.

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