John Gage’s Brass Player’s Warm-up & Practice Guide has been a great addition to my private trumpet students’ arsenal. This is practical and systematic in it’s approach and my students of all ages enjoy playing along with the nicely arranged CD.
In my years of private study with the great performer/teacher, Harold ‘Pappy’ Mitchell, he always emphasized ‘resting as much as you play’ to build strength. The included CD is recorded with a fine player setting the example and then repeated by the student – the balance and listening are built in! It really makes warming-up fun.
Many of my older (married) students have gotten raves from their wives that they like the more musical warm-ups and exercises – high praise indeed, from our toughest critics! 🙂
Private Trumpet Teacher – California