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!

Books by Phil Collins

With more than 30 years experience playing principal trumpet with the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops, Phil Collins knows what it takes to be a successful orchestral trumpet player. In his four books, Phil offers a variety of etudes that closely replicate the requirements of the real world. Even more important, they are musical and fun to play. Phil cleverly incorporates myriad technical challenges into a musical context. You develop not only the technical side of your playing, but also your powers of musical expression.

Contained on many of the pages are suggestions, humorous anecdotes and bits of advice, which really hit home. Often, with just a few words, Phil can change the way you approach an etude. He encourages you to strive for more than the notes.

These books are not just for trumpet players, but for anyone who wants to develop technique and powers of musical expression. Even if you already have a full complement of etude books, these will spend more time on your music stand than on the shelf.

Classic StyleClassic Style is the newest book by Phil Collins. It is a wonderful collection of melodies by 47 different composers, from Albinoni to Wieniawski. These are not orchestral excerpts, but melodies drawn from the entire classical repertoire, in keys and registers that are appropriate for the trumpet (and many other instruments). Each is accompanied by a comment from the author like the following (referring to Bizet’s Symphony in C): “In the unlikely event that this oboe solo is ever given to the solo cornet, you’ll be ready!”

This is a unique book in a number of ways: First, it offers insight into the compositional style of most of the great classical composers. While the melodies are not entirely lyrical they comprise the majority, so it can be considered a lyrical etude book. As a jazz musician who is more familiar with Ellington than Elgar, I’ve found these etudes to be an education in the compositional style of most of the great classical composers, and a study in melodic composition.

Phil has once again hits a home run with Classic Style.

Piccolo Trumpet Studies contains 105 etudes of easy to moderate difficulty, with a focus on control, tone, ease of playing and intonation with the same security expected on the larger trumpets. As with Phil’s other books, technical challenges are framed in musical contexts, frequently referencing specific composers or pieces. As the pieces are written an octave below where they sound on piccolo, they are fully playable on larger horns as well. The book is prefaced with four pages of concise but insightful advice for approaching the piccolo trumpet. This is a welcome addition to the scant repertoire of studies for piccolo trumpet.

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Trumpet 1 addresses the myriad musical situations faced by the 1st trumpet player playing pops or commercial repertoire. Musically satisfying and stylistically diverse, these etudes are not terribly difficult, but there are many twists and turns that challenge your reading, endurance, dynamics, articulation, key fluency and overall musicality. The range generally doesn’t go past a high C, but that note can seem plenty high at the end of a long, lyrical solo! There is nothing quite like this book for developing the commercial style of orchestral playing.

TrumpEtudes contains 100 full-length studies based on the orchestral repertoire. Phil often compares a study to specific pieces in the classic literature. Somewhat more difficult than the etudes in Trumpet 1, this book is geared towards a moderately advanced player. TrumpEtudes will prepare you for pretty much everything you might encounter, and will keep you entertained and challenged throughout.

Piccolo Trumpet Studies (By Phil Collins)
Trumpet I (By Phil Collins)
TrumpEtudes (By Phil Collins)