Webster, Gerald Method for Piccolo Trumpet, v.1

Piccolo Trumpet Studies & Etudes

  • Webster, Gerald

    Method for Piccolo Trumpet, v.1

    Includes detailed text regarding: The Instrument (equipment and mutes); The Approach (practicing, articulation, intonation, technique of the 4th valve; use of pedal tones); Notation, Clefs, and Transposition; Literature Selection and Orchestral Excerpts; Guidelines for the Interpretation of Baroque Music (fingering chart, whole step trills, common transpositions, examples of basic melodic ornaments, selected sources for ornamentation study); Introductory Drills (Mezzo Soprano Trumpet "4th ValveExercises", patterns for warm-up, exercises for the 4th valve, trill exercises). Etudes to develop intonation, the "singing style", and ornamentation are included as well as the following solos: BACH: Gigue, from Suite No. 1 for unaccompanied cello; Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring; REICHE: Fanfare. Duets included: ANONYMOUS: Bicinia 1-3; PURCELL: March; ECCLES: Trumpet Aire; TELEMANN: Chorale Cariation, "Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Her", LOCKE: For Several Friends; MOURET: Rondeau, from Dur Roy de Cocagne; CROFT: Duet; HANDEL: Duet; ALCOCK: Vivace; Minuet; Sarabande; Courant; Almand; SPERGER: Duet. Also included are a variety of illustrations of various piccolo trumpet. 71 pages. Performer, educator, and author Gerard B Webster has over 30 brass publications and has taught at Western Illinois University, Washington Sate University, and Portland State University. -pc

    This is an excellent comprehensive work on the piccolo trumpet. I am sure that trumpeters everywhere will welcome this work as I do, because in it, Gerald Webster has given some very good solutions to many problems besetting players of this instrument, such as finger drill, transposition and others. The author is not only an excellent trumpeter, he is also a versatile and intelligent one. We all stand to profit by a thorough study of the elements Gerald Webster proposes to us in this excellent method. - Edward H. Tarr

    • Category: Piccolo Trumpet Studies & Etudes
    • Item: 012465
    • Grade/Level: Advanced
    • Price: $37.95

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