A great sight-reading book is not just a collection of random rhythms and time signature changes to throw off inexperienced players. A great reading book has beautiful stylistic etudes that are interesting to play and challenging to master, all while having specific reading challenges being put forth by the composer. It is vital that the composer of these studies play the instrument in question, so they have first hand knowledge of what is difficult and what is not.
With these 25 Sight Reading Exercises by Francis Bodet, we have all of these requirement covered. These studies are idiomatic and interesting, happily finding a place in any studio for lessons or masterclass performance. They are fundamentally sound for the trumpet, obviously, as Bodet studied with Franquin at the Paris Conservatory and was an award winning player in his time. And finally, these studies challenge even a seasoned player, keeping you on your toes while giving you a wonderfully musical experience.
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