Clifford Lillya’s Method for Trumpet is a two book series that takes students from absolute beginners all the way through to playing at an intermediate + level. Systematically progressive, and very thoughtfully laid out, this unedited version is exactly as it was first published in 1937.
The both books are laid out in 8 different units. Each unit is used to achieve a different goal, and each one builds on the foundation laid by the previous unit. In book one the focus is on increasing the range step by step in both directions while simultaneously working on legato, articulation, and various rhythms. Book two is more in-depth, teaching players to develop a daily routine, learn advanced scales, syncopation, practice tonal blending in a section, and learn complicated etudes.
I have included the full 16 unit breakdown in the samples to the left, along with tons of samples pages to give you an idea of what you are in for. When you are ready, click above to purchase the complete two book set and start on a fruitful journey of discovery. You are going to love it!