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!

Special Studies For Trumpet (By John Daniel)

“All trumpet players have a tendency to play with two lips rather than an embouchure if they can get away with it.”

This quote, from a brand new text by John Daniel seems to sum up the primary focus of this book: developing a strong, efficient embouchure and a relaxed approach to playing the trumpet. Special Studies offers a unique set of exercises incorporating mouthpiece buzzing, breath attacks, whisper tones, note bending, flexibility, strength, efficiency, articulation, chord & scale studies. The author clearly explains why and how to practice each exercise, and presents them in a graduated fashion. Players of all abilities should find it easy to understand how to apply the exercises to address their particular needs. At the end of the book John provides a variety of routines based on the exercises in the book, organized into different levels.

John Daniel is Professor of Trumpet at Lawrence University. Special Studies presents the method he has developed and refined over many years of teaching.
Each summer John would refine the exercises based on the successes and failures of his students during the past year. This careful and methodic approach paid off. The reader is provided with a wealth of study material, clearly and methodically laid out, thoroughly tested on real trumpet players, along with words of wisdom from an experienced player and teacher.

As you read and play through Special Studies you’ll encounter familiar concepts and some new ones too, all presented with fresh insight and “I never thought of it like that” moments. This is a book every trumpet player should own.

Click the link below to download a PDF of the Table of Contents and introductory pages.

Special Studies Excerpt