Trumpet

Required and Recommended Music for Trumpet Students (also see General Student Info)

Beginning Students

All beginning and middle school students should bring their band method book and a notebook to lessons. You will also need a few additional materials. Scroll down for more info about each book.

Required: Rubank’s Elementary or Intermediate Method; Fundamentals of Music Theory
Recommended: Belwin Mills trumpet solos

9th and 10th Grade Students

Always bring a notebook and your band music to lessons. Additionally, you will need the following. Scroll down for more info about each book.

Required: Daily Routines for the Student Trumpet Player; Hering’s Forty Progressive Etudes
Recommended: Fundamentals of Music Theory; Rubank’s Advanced Method vol. 1 

11th and 12th Grade Students

Always bring a notebook and your band music to lessons. Additionally, you will need the following. Scroll down for more info about each book.

Required: Daily Routines for the Student Trumpet Player; Arban’s Complete Conservatory Method
Recommended:  Fundamentals of Music Theory: Clarke’s Technical Studies; Concert and Contest Collection

MORE INFO (Click the links to purchase)

Beginning Students

  

Required: One of the goals of private lessons is using the one-on-one time and customized instruction to reach and then exceed what you’re able to accomplish in full band class.  To this end, I like my students to have one or two method books in addition to what they use in band. This allows them to keep growing and progressing, yet still have something new to work on in band class. Depending on your level, I recommend either Rubank’s Elementary Method or Intermediate Method for Trumpet. I can help you determine which one best suits your needs.

Required: Each student needs a copy of Fundamentals of Music Theory for the Windband Student. Some band directors use this in class, so check to see if your student already has a copy. These can only be purchased through a music educator, so you will need to buy a copy from me.


Recommended: You will need either Level One or Level Two of the Belwin Mills trumpet solos. Please ask me which book to buy before purchasing. These solos will be used in lessons, in student recitals, and the Level Two solos are regularly used as All-District Band audition pieces.

9th and 10th Grade Students

RequiredBruce Barrie’s Daily Routines for the Student Trumpet Player is a collection of exercises designed to work every aspect of developing your trumpet skills, and does so in an efficient and effective manner.  Available only through the publisher’s website.

Required: Sigmunt Hering’s Forty Progressive Etudes is a collection of melodic exercises that increase in difficulty from the beginning of the book to the end, ensuring that the student is challenged throughout the entire book.

Recommended: Fundamentals of Music Theory for the Windband Student is a series of theory workbooks designed by a band director for band students. It helps students become fluent in the language of music. It is the musical equivilant of a grammar and vocabulary workbook. Available through me.

Recommended: The Rubank Advanced Method Vol. 1 is a course of study for the advancing trumpeter, consisting of scales, melodic interpretation, and six contest solos. The 9-10 grade All-District solos come from this book.

11th and 12th Grade Students

RequiredBruce Barrie’s Daily Routines for the Student Trumpet Player is a collection of exercises designed to work every aspect of developing your trumpet skills, and does so in an efficient and effective manner.  Available only through the publisher’s website.

Required: Arban’s Complete Conservatory Method For Trumpet is widely referred to as the “trumpet Bible,” with good reason. This is an incredibly comprehensive method book, and if you can only afford to buy one book, this should be it. You can get it in the standard edition, or the platinum edition, which is spiral bound (much easier to keep open) and comes with a piano accompaniment CD.

Recommended: Fundamentals of Music Theory for the Windband Student is a series of theory workbooks designed by a band director for band students. It helps students become fluent in the language of music. It is the musical equivilant of a grammar and vocabulary workbook. Available through me.

Recommended: Concert and Contest Collection for trumpet is a great collection of solos for the developing trumpet student. These solos will be used for student recitals and are often used as All-District audition pieces for grades 11-12.

Recommended: Clarke’s Technical Studies for the Cornet is a great collection of exercises that are used to build finger agility, tone production, and facility in all keys. This is always a required text for those studying trumpet in college, and I highly recommend it for any high school player that wants to get those fingers flying!

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