Chris Gekker’s Articulation Studies is the most popular articulation guide for the trumpet on the planet. It’s used by the world’s foremost teachers and professionals, and when you follow the practice guide in the book’s forward, your improvement is absolutely guaranteed. Included are all of the articulation exercises transposed into all keys, a series of etudes that follow up on the exercises, and finally a selection of duets for applying all of the technique learned. Let’s see what Michael Sachs has to say about Gekker’s Articulation Studies:
Chris’ collection of 24 Etudes is fantastic – I can’t think of a better way to build endurance while playing in a wide variety of musical styles. This book joins his Articulation Studies and Endurance Drills in the short stack of materials I use for my daily practicing. – Michael Sachs (Principal trumpet, Cleveland Orchestra)
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