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Sound the Trumpet: How to Blow Your Own Horn [Kindle Edition]

Jonathan Harnum

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Product Description

Sound the Trumpet: How to Blow Your Own Horn is packed with information no trumpet player should be without. In addition to information on acquiring basic skills like lip slurs, buzzing, breathing, how to clean your horn, and how to practice, the book will also teach you more advanced skills like double- and triple-tonguing, transposing, cool sound effects, how to play high, how to perform and many more important skills. If that isn’t enough, the book also contains extensive lists of recordings in all genres (no Country trumpet recordings are included), and extensive lists of sheet music for you to play. The style is always friendly and often funny. Chapters are short, well-paced and enjoyable. Sound the Trumpet was written by Jonathan Harnum, a trumpet player with over 25 years of experience and teacher with over 15 years of experience. Harnum is also the author of Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music. Whether you’re new to the world of trumpet, an experienced player who needs to bone up on your skills or beef up your recording collection, or whether you need a fun way to teach trumpet, you’ll find this book valuable and will refer to it again and again.

Comments on Sound the Trumpet:

My sincere thanks for what you've done. I've never seen so much good musical knowledge in one place! --Kent Larabee, Silverdale, WA

The book contains a wide range of useful information for aspiring players, and the visuals are especially attractive and helpful. -- Chris Schmitz, trumpet professor, Southwestern College

What a hoot! Please let us know when we can buy a copy. Thanks so much for your efforts! -- Kerin Garrett

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7846 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Sol Ut Press (23 January 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002MKN5JO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #268,982 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  33 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 18 May 2016
By kingtut31 - Published on Amazon.com
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I haven't quite been all through the book as yet but I have read and used enough to know that it is well worth the price. I am largely a self taught trumpet player although I did have lessons when I was a youngster about 75 years ago and was first-chair trumpet in my high school band nearly seventy years ago. After laying the trumpet aside after college I took it up again about fifteen years ago. I play primarily for my own pleasure and occasional specials at church and other functions. Having said all that to define my category I will say that it's not to late for an old dog to learn new tricks. The book is the most comprehensive of any that I have seen. It covers everything from trumpet history to accessories and everything in between. Range, endurance, special effects, you name it, the topic is addressed. I think it would be invaluable not only for a beginner but also for a long-time amateur like myself. In only a few days I have learned much I didn't know. The author presents everything in a light-hearted, friendly and and even funny manner so it's not like the usual instruction book. I've even learned how to blow a horse whinny, I doubt if I find and occasion to blow that in church but now I know how it's done :). With his detailed instruction how to "clean up your axe" I was inspired yesterday to take my Yamaha apart and wash the horn and parts in soap and water in my laundry tub. Of course I knew how to clean a trumpet but I had never seen such detailed and thorough instructions. All-in-all, It's just a fun and useful book for trumpet players and teachers of all levels of experience.
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good book, very well written 28 March 2015
By Will P. - Published on Amazon.com
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Very good book, very well written. I was looking for a book for a beginning trumpet player who is an adult. This seems to be it. I plan to give a copy to my nephew who wants to learn to play. The only negative is that I think Mr. Harnum should have included a little more music in the back, but he does reference a lot of method books to help a new student get started.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally a book that doesn't give you a headache! =) 31 July 2010
By SmallFryJon - Published on Amazon.com
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One of the first things I'd like to say is the author has done a stupendous job of making a book that is not only easy to understand but fun-to-read. With this book you look forward to your next practice session!

I picked up this book after going though other trumpet learning series. This easy-to-understand book is very thorough and contains a ton of information! The efficient learning method will take you farther in a shorter amount of time. To give you an idea of how much more is in this book, he has a full chapter on just breathing - try finding that in any other book.

But don't worry, he doesn't just teach you how to breath. In addition to breathing, he also covers double tonguing and triple tonguing. For fun, he has a chapter near the end of the book on all those fancy little things that have always amazed you such as flutter tonguing and the all so classic horse whinny!

Finally, if you go to [...] the author has kindly put up all the sound clips to go along with the book - plus videos too!

This book is truly worth more than five stars =)
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trumpet User's Manual 1 April 2010
By J.R. Towers - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an absolutely fantastic book. I just started to learn to play the trumpet, and this book is part of the fun. You can learn about tricks, what music to get in order to listen, techniques, notes, etc. I use it when I am not playing and it keeps me interested. Every trumpet should be sold with this book. This is like a user's manual. You will also learn about troubleshooting, maintenance and cleaning. With this book you will not feel lost and will be prepared for your 1st classes.
5.0 out of 5 stars Glad we got this book 16 October 2016
By Pat - Published on Amazon.com
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Glad we got this book. It covers everything a beginning "trumpet" player needs to know, from cleaning it to playing it.

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