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Entrance Standards, Trumpet

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These studies are from William Adam's approach to playing trumpet and are to be used under the direction of a former William Adam student. Please do not expect the desired results without the direction from that type of teacher.

A music student playing the trumpet.

"The man who think he can 
and the man who thinks he can't are both right" 

- Henry Ford

Freshman Level

UseComposerTitlePublisher
Solo Literature
suggested for entering freshman
G. Balay
A. Bruckner
Handle/Frackenpohl
Prelude et Ballade
Ave Maria
Aria con Variazioni
 
TechnicalClarkeClarke Technical StudiesCarl Fischer
FlexibilitySchlossbergDaily Drills & Technical StudiesBaron
RhythmicArban-ClarkeComplete MethodCarl Fischer
MelodicConconeLyrical Studies for Trumpet or HornBrass Press
TranspositionGetchellFirst Book of practical StudiesBelwin
PedagogyMaxwell MaltzPsycho-CyberneticsPocket Books

Sophomore Level

UseComposerTitlePublisher
Solo Literature
suggested for entering sophomores
E. Bozza
Robert Russell Bennette
Caprice #2
Rose Variations
 
TechnicalClarkeClarke Technical StudiesCarl Fischer
FlexibilitySchlossbergDaily Drills & Technical StudiesBaron
RhythmicArban-ClarkeComplete MethodCarl Fischer
MelodicSmall17 melodious & Rhythmical StudiesCarl Fischer
TranspositionSache100 StudiesInternational
PedagogyTimothy GallowayThe Inner Game of Tennis 

Junior Level

UseComposerTitlePublisher
Solo Literature
suggested for entering Juniors

F.J. Haydn

E. Bozza
Arutunian

Concerto for Trumpet and Ocrhestra-mvt 1
Rustiques
Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra
 
TechnicalColinProgressive Technique for TrumpetColin
FlexibilityThieckeThe Art of Trumpet PlayingColin
RhythmicGatesOdd Meter ExercisesFox
MelodicVannetelbosch20 Etudes Melodiques and TechniqueLeduc
PedagogyAlan Goldberg
Bach/Gisondi
Playing Out of your Mind
Bach for Trumpet
Reedswain
McGinnis & Marx
 

Senior Level

UseComposerTitlePublisher
Solo Literature
suggested for entering seniors
Enesco
Descenclos
Legend
Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra
 
TechnicalHaynieHow to Play High Notes and All Those in BetweenColin
FlexibilitySchlossbergDaily Drills & Technical StudiesBaron
RhythmicNagelStudies in Contemporary MusicBelwin
MelodicCharlier36 Etudes TranscendantesLeduc
TranspositionNeuhausAusfuehrliche Orchesterstudien, Books 1-5Ger
PedagogyWilliam AdamA New and Different Way of Getting More MusicOut of the Trumpet (Video Series)John Harbaugh

Graduate Level

UseComposerTitlePublisher
TechnicalArbanCelebre Methode Complet - Book 3Leduc
Flexibility

Schlossberg

Thiecke

Daily Drills & Technical Studies

The Art of Trumpet Playing

Baron

Colin

RhythmicLonginottiStudies in Classical and Modern StyleInternational
Melodic

Charlier

Sabarich

Bitsch

36 Etudes Transcendantes

10 Etudes

20 Etudes

leduc

Selmer

Leduc

TranspositionNeuhausAusfuehrliche Orchesterstudien, Books 1-5Ger
PedagogyWilliam AdamA New and Different Way of Getting More Music out of the Trumpet (Video Series)John Harbaugh

Last updated 2011-02-01