Howard Snell's 'The Trumpet'

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by tim, Feb 21, 2004.

  1. tim

    tim Member

    I have been reccomended this book and I was just wondering whether it was as good as I've heard it is?

    Also I was wondering if anyone knew of books on Brass Mechanics as Paul Robinson from ever ready mentioned them to me at a course with the county band but he left before I could ask him for titles and authors :?.
  2. NAS

    NAS Member

    Ive got a copy of 'The Trumpet' and yes... its a brilliant read.
    When I got it I used it as more of a reference book to look up things I struggled with...
  3. asteria

    asteria Member

    Yep, this book is the 2nd bible (the first one being the Arban naturally :wink: )

    But seriously, yeah go out and buy it, it's full of wisdom, the guy is a genius!
  4. James McFadyen

    James McFadyen New Member

    I bought that book way back in my Soprano days with Buckhaven Band.

    It is a really good book with lots of great exercises, lots of great tips, a truly unqiue book and one to inspire any Trumpeter (or cornet player ;) )

    Trumpet's Rule, Cornet's drool!
  5. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    ... or FLUGEL players :p

    I've read it and it's a very good book. Good to dip into and pick out exercises and tips etc.

    Kirsty xx
  6. davidquinlan

    davidquinlan Member

    Buy it!!

    Howard Snell has another book on the way (probably in a couple of Months or so..) called "Art of Practice" which expands further on the practice chapter from "The Trumpet".
  7. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    any brass or wind player
  8. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    can this book be purchased from places like Waterstones? :D
  9. impycornet

    impycornet Member


    Think I got mine from Smiths

    ISBN Number is 0 9511 961 2 X

    Which should help.

    Or order from Kirklees Music 01484 722855

  10. jameshowell

    jameshowell Active Member

    Kind've on this topic, anyone know if there is a ringbound version of the Arban (you know, wiv those circly bits so you can fold it back on itself)?

    A trumpet teacher I had for a few months as a cover tutor (great guy, Mr Whitbread) said that he used to have one years ago. I just think it would be a whole lot easier to use on a music stand, not closing up on itself every 5 minutes.

    He also said he had a leather bound one, but that it was really old and he'd never seen one since he got his...