On the day that Erik began creating this Staccato Series he told me what the impetus was for taking pencil to paper to create these articulation studies: “My practice routine as a lead trumpet player contains a lot of staccato exercises because you’re doing a lot of things at the same time, like endurance, flexibilities, sight reading, fingering & single tonguing. My belief is that with these exercises you can progress to a high level quicker, and be in good condition for everything you have to play in the music scene. That’s why I also wrote for a larger range than you would normally find in other trumpet books. My advice is to play them at a mezzo forto (or softer). When you play softly, you get more control in the embouchure.”
For the first time ever, we have bundled up all 5 of the books from the Staccato Series and made them available for 50% off. Below you can click through to see write-ups on each book, to the left you can see covers and samples, and above you can grab an immediate digital book bundle.
Books Included in the Complete Staccato Collection
- Veldkamp, 20 Short Staccato Studies
- Veldkamp, 10 Short Staccato Studies
- Veldkamp, 15 Short Staccato Studies
- Veldkamp, 15 Advanced Staccato Studies
- Veldkamp, 50 Advanced Staccato Sketches