Julien Porret’s “24 Sight Reading Manuscripts” is the sister publication to his earlier book “25 Sight Reading Manuscripts” which can be found right here.
24 Sight Reading Manuscripts is such a wonderfully charming book. Each of these original etudes is challenging musically and wonderfully appropriate for the trumpeter, but there is much more to the book than that. Each study has been hand written on home manuscript paper by the author, each one slightly different than the last, some purposefully difficult to read, all in the hopes of challenging the reader to maintain focus on the music even when facing difficult reading scenarios. Even his forward is handwritten, in English and in French (included in the samples) and highlights how his main focus was on making use of syncopations, key changes, and difficult rhythms to stimulate the mind. The handwritten text being an added bonus.
Please investigate the samples to the left before grabbing an immediate PDF download above. You are going to LOVE this book!