Murphy studied clarinet and saxophone when young and took trumpet lessons from Red Nichols’s father. In addition to being a talented composer, arranger, and musician, Murphy became a renowned educator, writing over 26 books on various topics in music, such as instrumental techniques and music theory.
Spud’s studies for the saxophone have been adapted many times, specifically used by James Stamp as a foundation to his upper register flow studies.
This edition by Erik Veldkamp is a continuation of his Air Support & Range Collection, and offers 24 High Note Range Studies that trumpeters can use to connect all register of the trumpet with ease, with even intonation, tone, and power.
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