Howard Snell's 'The Trumpet'

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

  1. tim

    tim Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    any brass or wind player
     
  8. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

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

    impycornet Member

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    Yup.

    Think I got mine from Smiths

    ISBN Number is 0 9511 961 2 X

    Which should help.

    Or order from Kirklees Music 01484 722855


    Cheers.
     
  10. jameshowell

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    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...
     
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