Hi Abi,

Here’s your HW for the week.

Clarke 1 (#7,1) and 2 (#27,32,34) – Smooth connected, consistent air

Getchell – First study. Good tone, clear articulation, consistent smooth air

Links to both books:



Also, try to listen to some trumpet players this week. I think it’ll help you get an idea of a sound you like so you can have it in your ear. You can look for solo rep or orchestral if you would like. Here are some suggestions for both:


Wanton Marsalis, Allison Balsam, Håkan Hardenberger, Thomas Hooten, Philip Smith


Any Bernstein recording with New York (Philip Smith usually plays in these)

Berlin Philharmonic after 2004 (Gabor Tarkovi plays in these)