This draft print publication of The Natural Trumpet Tutor is available at the discounted price while it is being prepared for publication. New content will be made avaialble in downloadable PDF's for those who have purchased the draft version (see below).
The Natural Trumpet Tutor is the perfect starting point for the modern trumpeter wanting to explore the educational and pedagogical benefits of playing the natural trumpet.
The first volume draws from seventeen historical methods and collections, offering a broad scope of exercises, etudes, and duets, accessible for trumpeters at any level. The chapter on duty calls presents an overview of the trumpet's use in the military from the end of the 16th century through the early 19th century, illuminating the musical culture of the trumpet that originated in the use of privitive lip-blown instruments thousands of years ago.
In the words of François Georges Auguste Dauverné, teacher of Jean-Baptiste Arban at the Paris Conservatory:
“It is impossible to become a skillful trumpeter, in any style, if one does not begin with a complete study of the natural trumpet.”