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In modern music, brass instruments are considered today as solo instruments. This is of major importance because the modern composer now regards the brasses as performing instruments in the same general manner as the strings. The outmoded percussion treatment given to the trumpets and the trombones by former composers, naturally has been reflected in the study literature of past years.
Velocity studies have long been available for the piano and the violin, but this volume constitutes the first of its kind for a brass instrument. It is to be noted, however, that the construction of these velocity studies, in contrast to those available for violin and piano, takes into consideration contemporary harmonic structures. David Gornston is widely known for his innovations in modern teaching techniques and his PROGRESSIVE SWING READINGS are widely used by instructors as a new standard in the field of solfeggio. Harry Huffnagle enjoys an enviable reputation as a professional arranger who has contributed liberally to modern study literature.
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