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Comments About Don Johnson’s Comprehensive Routine

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7 Responses to “Comments About Don Johnson’s Comprehensive Routine”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I cannot say enough good things about Don Johnson. He is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. While nothing can replace personal instruction, Don’s book encapsulates his teachings beautifully. It is a must-have for all brass players, novice or expert.
    Alan Ralston

  2. Anonymous says:

    Don Johnson has a unique abilitie to diagnose difficulties, and to motivate and educate his students. This text will allow you to study his approach. Use it. Believe in it. It works!
    Paul Read, University of Toronto

  3. Anonymous says:

    Don’s lessons were fantastic. Every Saturday morning at 10 AM for about a year and a half, on Church Street south of Dundas. You could always tell if the Beverly Hills Motor Hotel job the night before had gone a bit long and late. Don kept an open box of peas beside the student chair. Each student was given a large plastic straw for blowing the peas out the window, striving to hit the building across the way. One day I noticed the peas were gone-the resident cat had used them for a litter box!
    John Loach

  4. Anonymous says:

    Don had code terms to describe a player’s ability/status:
    A ‘Goat’ is a talented player who screws around too much.
    A ‘Hobbiest’ is someone with mediocre talent.
    An ‘Observer’ has no talent whatsoever.
    Tony Carlucci

  5. Anonymous says:

    I was amazed at how precisely Don could describe the sound and articulation that he wanted. I was intimidated by him, and worked very hard to please him in my lessons. I still include many of those exercises in my daily routine. Don Johnson totally changed the way I approach the trumpet.
    Blair Yarranton

  6. Anonymous says:

    Unlike many method books, Comprehensive Routine explains why and how to play a specific exercise. I recommend this great book to all my students.
    Neil Christoffersen

  7. Anonymous says:

    Comprehensive Routine has helped me focus my sound, increase my range/stamina, and fix my tonguing. The condensed 45-minute routine got me from trumpet zero to trumpet hero (sort of).
    Vincent Spilchuk

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