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Written in 2020, these (10) etudes are for the advanced player, each exercising a different musical style and/or trumpet-related concept. Written in a similar vein as Debussy and his piano etudes, these are a “warning to trumpeters to not take up the musical profession unless they have remarkable lips/fingers.” It is the composer’s hope that trumpet players everywhere will feel their playing and musicality transcend to a higher level after practice and execution of these etudes. Two etude excerpts can be seen in the videos below.
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1. Etude No. 1 - Gracefully (2:23)
2. Etude No. 2 - French Tongue (2:24)
3. Etude No. 3 - Thirds and the Third Valve (2:40)
4. Etude No. 4 - Use the Fourth (2:31)
5. Etude No. 5 - Lyrical Leaps (2:55)
6. Etude No. 6 - Fast-Friendly-Fingers (1:43)
7. Etude No. 7 - Lucky Number Blues (1:46)
8. Etude No. 8 - Flexible Frazing (2:37)
9. Etude No. 9 - Boppin' around (1:05)
10 Etude No. 10 - The Russian One (2:21)
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Wonderfully inventive etudes that immediately challenge dexterity, response & stamina but ultimately develop an ease of airflow and a sensitivity to the longer trajectory of extended phrases. These vignettes are replete with humor & charm, and though fiendishly difficult, will repay any amount of effort you put into them.