Roy Poper's Commentaries on the Brasswind Methods of James Stamp Jeff Purtle Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:53
Roy Poper's Commentaries on the Brasswind Methods of James Stamp

This summer Roy Poper will be part of an organized pedagogy panel at the Brass Conference.

Read this book and Claude Gordon's Brass Playing Is No Harder Than Deep Breathing book prior to the Brass Conference and come prepared with questions for the panel.

Roy is a long time friend from California State University Northridge, a great player, a nice guy, and the best expert on Jimmy Stamp alive today.

Saint-Jacome's Complete Method For Trumpet or Cornet - Annotated by Claude Gordon Jeff Purtle Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:52
Saint-Jacome's Complete Method For Trumpet or Cornet - Annotated by Claude Gordon

First published in 1870, the Grand Method by Louis A. Saint-Jacome (1830–1898) is one of the two pillars of modern trumpet pedagogy. Along with Arban’s Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet (O21), the Grand Method has provided trumpet students and players with the necessary tools for mastery of the instrument for generations.

Claude Gordon's Daily Trumpet Routines Jeff Purtle Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:52
Claude Gordon's Daily Trumpet Routines

This book contains excellent flexibility and interval studies that are beneficial to any player. They develop accuracy, flexibility and ease of playing.

Read what great artists say about Claude's teaching and books.

Marco Bordogni's Vingt-Quatre (24) Vocalises Jeff Purtle Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:50
Marco Bordogni's Vingt-Quatre (24) Vocalises

This book combines beautiful lyrical etudes with transposition and is rewarding to play on many levels. Anyone aspiring to play orchestral music and master transposition will find this essential to master and will love to return to play it for years in the future.

The Rafael Méndez Collection - Transcriptions, Arrangements and Original Works for Bb Trumpet and Piano Jeff Purtle Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:50
The Rafael Méndez Collection - Transcriptions, Arrangements and Original Works for Bb Trumpet and Piano

Rafael Méndez is one of the all time legends of the trumpet. This collection of solos with the piano accompaniments is fun to perform and a great tribute to Rafael's ingenuity and innovation in the trumpet and music world.

Aaron Harris' Advanced Studies for Trumpet and Cornet Jeff Purtle Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:49
Aaron Harris' Advanced Studies for Trumpet and Cornet

This is a fantastic etude book with studies in all major and minor keys.

Each study contains scales, a technical etude with various articulation models, then a contrasting etude that is more melodic in nature. The book covers each Major Key and the Relative Minor Key associated with it. Mastering every key should be essential to any musician and this is one of the tools to do that.

The Best of Ernest S. Williams Jeff Purtle Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:48
The Best of Ernest S. Williams
Charles Colin's Advanced Daily Studies Jeff Purtle Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:47
Charles Colin's Advanced Daily Studies

CC1006 Advanced Daily Studies By Dr. Charles Colin. This noted study book was originally published as "Daily Warm-ups with Vital Brass Notes" before revision by Dr. Colin. Purpose: To increase skills in transposition, build stronger lip muscles, increase range and endurance and breath control and to develop skilled and secure finger and tongue coordination.

Arban's Twelve Celebrated Fantasies And Airs Variés - Piano Accompaniment Jeff Purtle Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:46
Arban's Twelve Celebrated Fantasies And Airs Variés - Piano Accompaniment

This is the piano accompaniments to the famous solos found at the end of the Arban Method. This book has gone out of print in the past, but every serious player who owns the Arban Method should own this too incase they ever want to perform those solos.

Charles Colin's Advanced Lip Flexibilities, Volume 1, 2 and 3 Jeff Purtle Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:45
Charles Colin's Advanced Lip Flexibilities, Volume 1, 2 and 3

This is an all time favorite of many players. Charles Colin and Claude Gordon were good friends, with Claude speaking at the Charlie Colin's New York Brass Conference and Claude using Colin's books with all of his students. This books should be in everyone's library and will serve to teach the player how it is possible to play easily over the entire range of the trumpet. The concept of tongue level is also briefly talked about in this book, which shows the common ground with Claude Gordon.