Chase Sanborn is an engaging modern jazz trumpet voice with a warm, inviting tone, fluid lyrical phrasing, and a style that always swings. He exhibits the cultivated sensibility of a player at the peak of his powers.
Music Business Tactics is an easy and enjoyable read that provides sound, practical advice. If you are an aspiring musician, or you know one, get this book! You need this information!
Chase Sanborn goes right to the heart and soul of the music. His performance was an inspiration to hundreds of festival participants, and his positive and upbeat outlook made a lasting impact on our students
Jazz Tactics presents the material in such a clear and simple way, with the vitality and spirit of a live teaching session. This method speaks to all musicians, regardless of age and previous experience.
Chase addresses the needs of developing musicians in a manner that is understandable and relevant. My students were thrilled to work with someone who understands their learning curve.
Tuning Tactics teaches you to listen. In just a short time, I've witnessed strong improvement in my students' awareness. Tuning Tactics makes good intonation attainable for all!
Chase Sanborn has a natural gift for engaging and involving an audience. He shares a wealth of honest and knowledgeable information about music and the music business.
Brass Tactics offeres authoritative instruction balanced with sage and homely advice. It shows you how to handle yourself in any professional or amateur situation. No trumpet player should be without this book!

Summer Vacation

Having something new to practice during summer vacation could be just the thing to draw you to the practice room. Here is a list of some recommended etude books.

Arban’s Conservatory Method
It’s the bible. When you’ve mastered this book, check out the equally massive St. Jacome Method. While they are substantial tomes, the price per note is quite reasonable.

Herbert L. Clarke: Technical Studies and Characteristic Studies
Clark’s Technical Study #2 is probably the most familiar trumpet exercise of all time. The Characteristic Studies provide an etude in each major and minor key, plus some of Clarke’s famous cornet solos. They are staples of the repertoire.

Theo Charlier: Etudes Transcendantes
Marcel Bitsch: Vingt Etudes
Charlier is considered a hurdle for every trumpet player: challenging yet compositionally superior. The Bitsch etudes, angular and intervallic, are just what the name suggests!

Max Schlossberg: Daily Drills and Technical Studies
William Vacchiano: Routines

Schlossberg is considered a bible for many players. He offers a wide variety of exercises, divided into eight sections. Choose one or two from each section to create a complete routine. William Vacchiano (a student of Schlossberg at Juilliard) has done the organizational work for you, providing nine practice routines each containing many short pieces in a variety of styles.

Vassily Brandt: Etudes for Trumpet
The Brandt etudes are terrific for developing articulation in an orchestral style.

Guiseppe Concone: Lyrical Studies
The Concone studies are so well known that his name has become generic to mean lyrical style.

The Complete Harry Glantz
An excellent book of etudes by Toscanini’s favorite trumpet player. Includes memoirs and pictures, as well as some exceptionally musical etudes.

Walter M. Smith: Top Tones for the Trumpeter
This is not a book of high-note exercises, but a collection of tough but good-for-you etudes.

Phil Collins: Trumpet One / TrumpEtudes / Piccolo Trumpet Studies
Phil Collins is the former principal trumpet for the Cincinnati Symphony. In his books he presents technical challenges within a musical framework, offering golden nuggets of advice along the way. From intermediate to advanced players, these are fantastic etudes.

John Daniel: Special Studies For Trumpet
John Daniel is Professor of Trumpet at Lawrence University. Special Studies presents the method he has developed and refined over many years of teaching. His approach resonates with players at all levels.

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