Berdiev’s trumpet books are sensibly progressive. He beings with his 85 Easy Studies, then on to 26 Studies, and 17 Studies that move the player through early to moderate intermediate-level etudes. Once we get to his 30 Studies, and this book of Characteristic Studies, we are firmly into advanced level studies that demand a strong foundation of technical and musical ability.
Characteristic studies, by definition, cover all of the most challenging aspects of playing for the instrument they are written for. These trumpet studies are laser-focused on articulation, both single and multiple, lyrical playing up into the upper register, endurance, extreme dynamic range, varied rhythms, sustained accented tonguing, and very precise rhythms. For the player who makes it all the way to the end, there are 5 duets and trios that take your newfound versatility on the trumpet and puts it into practice.
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