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Best Trumpet Books: The Ultimate Collection

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Trumpet books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. Essential Elements 2000: Comprehensive Band Method: B Flat Trumpet Book 1 (1999)

Best Trumpet Books: The Ultimate Collection(Essential Elements). Essential Elements for Band offers beginning students sound pedagogy and engaging music, all carefully paced to successfully start young players on their musical journey. EE features both familiar songs and specially designed exercises, created and arranged for the classroom in a unison-learning environment, as well as instrument-specific exercises to focus each student on the unique characteristics of their own instrument. EE provides both teachers and students with a wealth of materials to develop total musicianship, even…
Author(s): Tim Lautzenheiser , Paul Lavender, et al.

2. Trumpet: A Novel (2000)

Best Trumpet Books: The Ultimate Collection“Supremely humane…. Kay leaves us with a broad landscape of sweet tolerance and familial love.” —The New York Times Book ReviewIn her starkly beautiful and wholly unexpected tale, Jackie Kay delves into the most intimate workings of the human heart and mind and offers a triumphant tale of loving deception and lasting devotion. The death of legendary jazz trumpeter Joss Moody exposes an extraordinary secret, one that enrages his adopted son, Colman, leading him to collude with a tabloid journalist. Besieged by the press, his widow Millie flees to a remote…
Author(s): Jackie Kay

3. O21X – Arban Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet (New Authentic Edition with Accompaniment and Performance tracks) (2013)

Best Trumpet Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe New Authentic Edition of Arban’s Complete Conservatory Method contains the same tried and true comprehensive system of study that Arban developed over a century ago, and this completely re-engraved edition has been painstakingly edited by prominent trumpet performers and teachers. In re-editing the method, the Arban system has been kept intact, while adding some of editors’ own insights with respect to how trumpet is taught today. Purists and modernists alike will welcome these new editions. Arban’s time-tested pedagogical sequence has also been given a fresh new layout for easier reading. As an added bonus,…
Author(s): Jean Baptiste Arban , Thomas Hooten, et al.

4. W21TP – Standard of Excellence Book 1 Trumpet – Book Only (2008)

Best Trumpet Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method Books 1 and 2 combine a strong performance-centered approach with music theory, music history, ear training, listening composition, improvisation, and interdisciplinary and multicultural studies. The result is the most complete band method available anywhere….
Author(s): Chuck Elledge , Bruce Pearson , et al.

5. Rubank Elementary Method – Cornet or Trumpet (Rubank Educational Library) (1993)

Best Trumpet Books: The Ultimate Collection(Elementary Method). One of the most widely used series of methods for individual or like-instrument class instruction. Using a very well-rounded approach including scales, arpeggios, technical studies, studies for musicianship, articulation studies, solos, duets, and studies devoted to the special needs of each instrument, this series provides a fantastic wealth of material for all student musicians….
Author(s): A.F. Robinson

6. Arban’s Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet (Dover Books on Music) (2011)

Best Trumpet Books: The Ultimate Collection“The trumpeter’s bible” for over 150 years, this complete pedagogical method contains hundreds of exercises, beginning with basics and progressing to advanced compositions, including the author’s famous arrangement of Carnival in Venice. J. B. Arban discusses every aspect of playing — including articulation, tonguing, slurs, tone, and range — sharing the knowledge he acquired from many years of experience as a teacher and performer. He offers an appreciation of all the instrument’s inherent difficulties as well as instructive points that touch upon all…
Author(s): JB Arban

7. W61TP – Tradition of Excellence Book 1 – Trumpet/Cornet (2016)

Best Trumpet Books: The Ultimate CollectionTradition of Excellence by Bruce Pearson and Ryan Nowlin is a comprehensive and innovative curriculum designed to appeal to today s students. The music; the dynamic look; the scope and sequence; the tools for differentiated instruction; the smooth pacing with careful review; and the included INTERACTIVE Practice StudioTM make Tradition of Excellence the fastest growing band method today!…
Author(s): Bruce Pearson, Ryan Nowlin

8. Trumpet For Dummies (2011)

Best Trumpet Books: The Ultimate CollectionListening to a trumpet trilla series of high notes during a military march or wail longingly during a blues rendition-is a pleasure second to none. And masters, including Wynton Marsalis and Louis Armstrong, have made the trumpet truly Gabriel’s horn, one of the most eloquent voices in classical music and jazz. Yet even a virtuoso begins somewhere. This down-to-earth and user-friendly guide shows those new to the trumpet everything they need know to play the instrument-from basic technique (including getting a good sound), caring for a trumpet, and learning pieces from many musical genres. An ideal guide for…
Author(s): Jeffrey Reynolds

9. The Trumpet of the Swan: Full Color Edition (2001)

Best Trumpet Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe delightful classic by E. B. White, author of Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little, about overcoming obstacles and the joy of music. This edition features Fred Marcellino’s gorgeous illustrations in full color!Like the rest of his family, Louis is a trumpeter swan. But unlike his four brothers and sisters, Louis can’t trumpet joyfully. In fact, he can’t even make a sound. And since he can’t trumpet his love, the beautiful swan Serena pays absolutely no attention to him.Louis tries everything he can think of to win Serena’s affection—he even…
Author(s): E. B White, Fred Marcellino

10. Accent on Achievement (Trumpet) (1997)

Best Trumpet Books: The Ultimate CollectionAccent on Achievement is a revolutionary, best-selling band method that will excite and stimulate your students through full-color pages and the most complete collection of classics and world music in any band method. The comprehensive review cycle in books 1 & 2 will ensure that students remember what they learn and progress quickly. Also included are rhythm and rest exercises, chorales, scale exercises, and 11 full band arrangements among the first two books. Book 3 includes progressive technical, rhythmic studies and chorales in all 12 major and minor keys. Also included are lip slur exercises…
Author(s): John O’Reilly, Mark Williams

11. Daily Drills and Technical Studies for Trumpet (1959)

Best Trumpet Books: The Ultimate CollectionDaily Drills and Technical Studies for Trumpet by Max Schlossberg. For Trumpet. Published by M. Baron Company (MZ.BARTRUM). Written by renowned teacher Max Schlossberg, this book demonstrates his well-regarded methods on mastering the trumpet. It is especially useful for developing the upper register, from G2 to C5. Used by schools, universities, and conservatories the world over….
Author(s): Max Schlossberg

12. PW22TP – Standard of Excellence Enhanced Book 2 – Trumpet/Cornet (2017)

Best Trumpet Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe Standard of Excellence ENHANCED Comprehensive Band Method Books 1 & 2 SECOND EDITION combines a strong performance-centered approach with music theory, music history, ear training, listening, composition, improvisation, and interdisciplinary and multicultural studies. Each book includes personalized access to Accompaniment Recordings, flash cards, plus a full-function recording studio, tuner, and more all powered by Pyware’s desktop or mobile INTERACTIVE Practice Studio. Students will find the new package makes practicing not only more fun but more effective, too! The result is…
Author(s): Bruce Pearson

13. W62TP – Tradition of Excellence Book 2 – Bb Trumpet/Cornet (2016)

Best Trumpet Books: The Ultimate CollectionTradition of Excellence by Bruce Pearson and Ryan Nowlin is a comprehensive and innovative curriculum designed to appeal to today s students. The music; the dynamic look; the scope and sequence; the tools for differentiated instruction; the smooth pacing with careful review; and the included INTERACTIVE Practice StudioTM make Tradition of Excellence the fastest growing band method today!…
Author(s): Bruce Pearson & Ryan Nowlin

14. Essential Elements 2000 Trumpet, Book 2 B flat (2000)

Best Trumpet Books: The Ultimate Collection(Essential Elements). Essential Elements for Band offers beginning students sound pedagogy and engaging music, all carefully paced to successfully start young players on their musical journey. EE features both familiar songs and specially designed exercises, created and arranged for the classroom in a unison-learning environment, as well as instrument-specific exercises to focus each student on the unique characteristics of their own instrument. EE provides both teachers and students with a wealth of materials to develop total musicianship, even at…
Author(s): Tim Lautzenheiser

Best Trumpet Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some trumpet books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Sound the Trumpet, Beat the Drums: Horse-Mounted Bands of the U.S. Army, 1820-1940

Author(s): Bruce P. Gleason
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press, Year: 2016, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1690298

Trumpets, Horns, and Bach «Abschriften» at the time of Christian Friedrich Penzel: Probing the Pedigree of «BWV» 143

Author(s): Don Smithers
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Year: 2015, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1682310

Final warning : understanding the trumpet days of Revelation

Author(s): Gallups, Carl
Publisher: Midpoint Trade Books;WND Books, Year: 2015, Size: 439 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2090419

Fanfares and Finesse: A Performer’s Guide to Trumpet History and Literature

Author(s): Elisa Koehler
Publisher: Indiana University Press, Year: 2014, Size: 15 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1556641

Before the trumpet : young Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1905

Author(s): Ward, Geoffrey C
Publisher: Vintage, Year: 2014, Size: 8 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2088902

Cornelius the Centurion. The Third Trumpet Series, Book 3

Author(s): William Meador
Publisher: INscribe Digital;Authors' Publishing House, Year: 2013, Size: 364 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1342176

Cornelius the Slave. The Third Trumpet Series, Book 1

Author(s): William Meador
Publisher: INscribe Digital;Authors' Publishing House, Year: 2013, Size: 357 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1343117

Cornelius the Soldier. The Third Trumpet Series, Book 2

Author(s): William Meador
Publisher: INscribe Digital;Authors' Publishing House, Year: 2013, Size: 330 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1343450

Cornelius the Christian. The Third Trumpet Series, Book 4

Author(s): William Meador
Publisher: INscribe Digital;Authors' Publishing House, Year: 2013, Size: 323 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1345029

Trumpeter 2013-2014

Author(s):
Publisher: Trumpeter, Year: 2013, Size: 56 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1542502

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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