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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.

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. Cleaned up, corrected and restored to its original completeness by Claude Gordon shortly before his death in 1996, this new edition is a gold mine of exercises and instructional information (now including the Duets and Studies by Saint-Jacome and Bousquet as edited by Edwin Franko Goldman). This new edition of Grand Method is an instructional method that belongs in every trumpet player’s library.

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.

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.

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.

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