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Staccato Standards Book 2 (Trumpet) By Erik Veldkamp


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With Book 2 of this incredible series of articulation studies that are based off of the chord progressions of jazz standards, Erik Veldkamp continues to teach us that to maintain your focus on much needed technical fundamentals, we also need an artistic and musical challenge to go along with it.

“Staccato Standards” is a two-book series that takes you through 60 jazz standards, all arranged as articulation exercises that are guaranteed to challenge players at all levels. Erik writes in his foreword:

“With the practice of staccato or single tongue exercises you combine several basic techniques like airflow, tonguing, coordination of the tongue with the fingers, flexibility, sound, and endurance. So, with these studies, I wanted to add another skill to each etude: learning the chord progressions of jazz standards, so you learn to make good transitions from one chord to another.

You will notice by practicing these studies that your jazz phrasing will also improve because you get more speed, better range, good coordination of the fingers/tongue, and better endurance. Of course, you can (and should!) play all exercises as legato (airflow) studies too. Switching between legato and staccato can be the easiest way to reinforce the feeling of a connected airstream even when playing in an articulated style.”

Book 2 has thirty more jazz standards articulation studies, and is guaranteed to make an incredible addition to your library. Whether they are for personal use, or for assignment to your studio, you will be amazed at how musical challenges, when applied to technical study, inspire increased focus on the fundamentals of brass playing.

Click to the left for samples, and listen to demo tracks below. Then grab an immediate PDF download above.


Listen to Erik Perform “Bluesette”

Listen to Erik Perform “Invitation”


Song List

  1. Everything Happens To Me
  2. My Shining Hour
  3. Darn That Dream
  4. But Not For Me
  5. The Shadow Of Your Smile
  6. Bluesette
  7. Chega De Saudade
  8. Chelsea Bridge
  9. Dindi
  10. Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good To You
  11. I’ll Take Romance
  12. Invitation
  13. Lady Bird
  14. Lush Life
  15. The Jitterbug Waltz
  16. The Lady Is A Tramp
  17. Nature Boy
  18. The Song Is You
  19. Voyage
  20. Dolphin Dance
  21. Cherokee
  22. Well You Needn’t
  23. ‘Round Midnight
  24. Sophisticated Lady
  25. Con Alma
  26. Honeysuckle Rose
  27. Pent Up House
  28. Woody’n You
  29. Whisper Not
  30. Comrade Conrad


Erik Veldkamp’s Big Book Series

The Jazz Articulation Big Books

  1. The Jazz Articulation Big Book 1
  2. The Jazz Articulation Big Book 2
  3. Staccato Standards Book 1
  4. Staccato Standards Book 2
  5. 50% OFF Complete Jazz Articulation Series

The Flexibility Big Books

  1. Flexibility Big Book
  2. Flexibility Big Book 2
  3. Flexibility Big Book 3 (Christmas Edition)
  4. 50% OFF Complete Flexibility Big Books

The Improvisation Big Books

  1. The Improvisation Big Book
  2. Patterns for Improvisation
  3. Playbook for Improvisation
  4. 50% OFF The Complete Big Books

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