Special Studies for Trumpet - by
John Daniel is the Professor of
Trumpet at Lawrence University, Wisconsin, USA.
teachers were David Greenhoe, Richard Giangiulio and Armando Ghitalla.
He has been a
member of North America's finest brass band, the Brass Band of Battle
Creek, since 1993.
John Daniel has been working on this book for many years. Finally, in
the autumn of 2011 it was published.
The book is divided into 4 levels. Level 1 material is
designed to introduce the techniques specific to each section. Level 2 is
intermediate material. Level 3 is advanced
and is designed to develop a professional standard of technical
competence. Level 4 is for the
life long trumpet devotee, and as the book says: "It is designed to
create more technique and strength than will normally be required."
contains exercises for a variety of levels of study, from rudimentary
to advanced. Most players will
benefit from practicing material from more than one level at a time.
Even the most
advanced players will find great value in the easiest exercises. At the
end of the book you will find Practice
Routines suggestions for all 4 levels
I have been working with the book for about a month and I am very
impressed with the text. The explanations for the different exercises
(plus other more general text) are so clear and to the point.
Practice suggestions for Special Studies
This book is a must have!
Commitment to the moment
Food for thought
Mouthpiece buzzing studies
Breath articulation Studies
Multiple tongue and advanced single tongue studies
Diatonic scale studies
Nondiatonic scale studies
routines for Special Studies
Chase Sanborn who has written
several trumpet books (see my old
interview with him about his first book) said the following:
As I told John, many
people have come to me with the idea of writing a method book, but few
follow through, particularly after I describe the thousands of hours
I've invested as author and self-publisher.
I'm impressed by
the amount of time John spent developing his method before committing
to print. Special Studies is
well thought out and well presented, and sheds new light on an old
pursuit. It will make you think about things in a new way and the
exercises produce almost immediate results. It's the perfect text to
shake out the summer doldrums.
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