Carl Höhne’s Cornet School has been a white whale for qPress for nearly 10 years. I have scoured the globe for one intact copy of this book, and out of no where, a kind friend of qPress sent me a copy from his personal library to make an archival reproduction. I thought this book was going to die forever, and now it is saved for a future generation.
Carl wrote extensively for cornet, and it culminated in this huge 171 page grand method. He writes in his foreword that in the course of a long career, he observed that the methods available all have a serious fault: They assume that the pupil has the strength to play too much, too soon, and they quickly lose interest. Since the player has no ease of playing the material, they find little motivation to go on. This inspired Carl to write this method, which answers the demands of trumpet study while proceeding hand in hand with the gradual development of embouchure proficiency.
I have included the table of contents so you know what is included. It is a very well thought out grand method, and Höhne also came back to add an appendix at the end of the book, which is included here, that adds duets, and a set of studies which can be played as if on natural trumpet. Very good for lip flexibility.
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