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You know those little footnotes at the bottom of each Charlier study? Many people don’t know this, but they are actually recommended exercises that a player should practice to help them prepare for the etude they are associated with. By taking all of those recommended supplemental studies, and with the help of editor Lou Ranger (ABQ, NY Phil, Aspen & UVic Professor Emeritus), translator Kelsey Anderson, and engraver John Laverty, qPress has compiled an epic and monumental 277 page Grand Method based on the studies of Théo Charlier. People were so excited about the project that everyone wanted to get involved, so this book also includes essays from the leading professional trumpeters along side a complete modern translation of Charlier’s original text.
This book has 37 chapters, one for each study (why 37 and not 36? You’ll see when you get there!). You start by reading a preface by a leading professional, then you work though the supplemental material to prepare your fundamentals, leading you to the Charlier study that completes the chapter. I wrote in-depth on the genesis of this project and how important it is in the publisher’s foreword, and I have copied it into a blog post that you can read right here.
In the samples to the left you can see the entire first chapter. You will see a write-up from Aaron Hodgson (Professor, Western University), then supplemental studies by Rene Laurent and Maxime-Alphonse, then Charlier’s first study “Articulation”.
Give that a try and you will get the picture. This book was a year in the making and I could not be happier with how it turned out. After you play the first chapter for free, click above to make a purchase in Print or Digital, you are going to be very glad you did!
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