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Brass

Trumpet Sound Effects

Add unique trumpet sounds to your palette of colors.

The trumpet is capable of a great range of sounds, from half-valve and growls effects to percussion sounds and mutes. This book shows you how to perform dozens different inventive effects, with etudes that put them into musical contexts. The accompanying online recordings provide demonstrations of each sound effect and play-along tracks for the etudes.

You will learn to:

  • Perform essential advanced trumpet techniques such as circular breathing, and flutter-, double- and triple-tonguing
  • Master different pitch manipulation effects, such as vibrato, rips, and bends
  • Use percussive techniques, such as valve and slide clicks, mouthpiece pops, and bell bowing and percussion—without damaging your instrument!
  • Produce growls, wind sounds,
  • Use split tones and half-valving
  • Modify your trumpet with electronics and mutes
  • Build yourself a hose trumpet!
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Brass Improvisation

Berklee Practice Method: Trumpet

This is the first-ever method that teaches you how to play in a rock band.

Learn what all the great musicians seem to know intuitively, how to listen, interact and respond, improvise, and become part of the groove. The book and play-along CD will help improve your timing, technique, and reading ability. Become the great player that everyone wants to have in their band.

Lessons throughout this book guide you through technique that is specific to playing the trumpet in a contemporary ensemble. Learn to play melody, support a soloist, and improvise over chord changes, essential techniques for any trumpeter playing with a band. Daily practice routines are designed for practicing by yourself or with other musicians. eveloped by the faculty of Berklee College of Music, the accompanying CD features outstanding Berklee players and covers a variety of styles including rock, funk, jazz, blues, swing, and bossa nova.

Topics include:

  • Warming up
  • Establishing a practice routine
  • Learning by ear
  • Theory and technique
  • Rhythmic interpretation
  • Improvisation
  • Reading
  • Song form
  • Interpreting lead sheets

This series coordinates methods for many different instruments, and all are based on the same tunes, in the same keys. If you know a guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, vocalist, horn player, etc., have them pick up the Berklee Practice Method for their own instrument, and jam together!

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Brass Improvisation

Berklee Practice Method: Trombone

This is the first-ever method that teaches you how to play in a rock band.

Learn what all the great musicians seem to know intuitively, how to listen, interact and respond, improvise, and become part of the groove. The book and play-along CD will help improve your timing, technique, and reading ability. Become the great player that everyone wants to have in their band.

Lessons throughout this book guide you through technique that is specific to playing the trombone in a contemporary ensemble. Learn to play melody, support a soloist, and improvise over chord changes, essential techniques for any trombonist playing with a band. Daily practice routines are designed for practicing by yourself or with other musicians. The accompanying CD features outstanding Berklee players and covers a variety of styles including rock, funk, jazz, blues, swing, and bossa nova.

Topics include:

  • Warming up
  • Establishing a practice routine
  • Learning by ear
  • Theory and technique
  • Rhythmic interpretation
  • Improvisation
  • Reading
  • Song form
  • Interpreting lead sheets

This series coordinates methods for many different instruments, and all are based on the same tunes, in the same keys. If you know a guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, vocalist, horn player, etc., have them pick up the Berklee Practice Method for their own instrument, and jam together!