Jay Arnold’s Swing Style for the Trumpet was endorsed by Bunny Berigan for very good reason. This book takes you through all areas of jazz playing to help you learn the correct inflections along with how to read the notation as it is meant to played.
This includes studies and exercises on syncopated rhythms of all types, style in swing music, breath accents, the glissando, exaggerated vibrato, the rip, the whip, the smear, the flare, and finally ends with some fox trot studies to round things off.
This book is intended to teach the trumpet player how to play correctly the various rhythmic phrases used in dance music, and to him a foundation in modern dance style. There simply isn’t a better book for this out there.
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