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Originally published in 1961, the Louis Armstrong Trumpet Method has been out of print now for decades. Today, through a partnership between qPress, Alfred Music, and Chappell & Co, we are proud to bring this wonderful book back into circulation. This edition is in English, German, and French, and is available only at qPress.ca.
The beauty of Armstrong’s Trumpet Method is that it is a primer for both learning the instrument and learning to play jazz. The book begins with posture, mouthpiece placement, and hand positioning, then moves quickly to notation and terminology.
Players progress through practical exercises in all keys, minor scales, single tonguing exercises, triplets and double tonguing, legato exercises, lip flexibility, dotted rhythms, chromatics, style in modern music including syncopation, vibrato, glissando, shakes, smears, mutes (including proper plunger technique), major-minor-diminished-7th-6th-m7th-m6th-9th chords, improvisation examples, and ends with famous Louis Armstrong breaks.
This book is truly one of a kind, a relic like this from one of the finest trumpeters of his generation needs to remain in circulation. This is the first book of many to come from the partnership between qPress and Alfred Music, and we can’t wait to show you more.
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