Trumpet Technique

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Oxford University Press, Dec 16, 2004 - Music - 208 pages
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In the last forty years, many elite performers in the arts have gleaned valuable lessons and techniques from research and advances in sport science, psychomotor research, learning theory, and psychology. Numerous "peak performance" books have made these tools and insights available to athletes. Now, professor and performer Frank Gabriel Campos has translated this concept for trumpet players and other brass and wind instrumentalists, creating an accessible and comprehensive guide to performance skill. Trumpet Technique combines the newest research on skill acquisition and peak performance with the time-honored and proven techniques of master teachers and performers. All aspects of brass technique are discussed in detail, including the breath, embouchure, oral cavity, tongue, jaw, and proper body use, as well as information on performance psychology, practice techniques, musicians' occupational injuries, and much more. Comprehensive and detailed, Trumpet Technique is an invaluable resource for performers, teachers, and students at all levels seeking to move to the highest level of skill with their instrument.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
1 The Nature of Skill
5
2 The Breath
30
3 The Embouchure
51
4 The Oral Cavity Tongue and Jaw
82
5 Body Use
107
6 Performance Psychology
136
7 A Letter to My Students
165
Bibliography
169
Index
179
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Page 2 - Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness, concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: That the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.

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Frank Gabriel Campos is professor of trumpet at Ithaca College's Whalen Center for Music and an active performer and clinician.

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