Method for Trumpet, Books 1 through 7
Book 1: Warm-up Exercises and Etudes
A thoroughly sumptuous collection of warm-up exercises in carefully graduated sequences. It is a wonderful resource and very addictive to play. There is a fair amount of extension into the pedal register as well. After the exercise sequences there are 30 warm-up etudes which are excellent and appropriate "flow studies". (68pp)
The musical exercises, drills and etudes that Anthony Plog presents in the books of his Method for Trumpet are an extended library of progressively tuned materials designed for students and professionals at all levels of development. Warm-up Exercises and Etudes, Fingering, Tonguing, Flexibility, Chords and Intervals, Low Register, High Register, Power and Strength, and Final Etudes are the major areas Plog outlines and develops here.
The wealth of material is wonderful - a composer's mind combined with a trumpeter's experience and expertise yields a fabulous resource for all brass players. A unique feature of these books is the inclusion of original etudes at the end of every subject - etudes that employ and develop the techniques in that section of the Method. Click here to link to iTunes to buy the book for your iPad, iPod Touch or Mac computer.