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The Cup & Straight Mutes
The Cup & Straight Mutes
The Cup & Straight Mutes
The Cup & Straight Mutes

The Cup & Straight Mutes By Erik Veldkamp


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Mutes are not tools for quieting the trumpet; they are tools for transforming its sound. Every mute creates new timbral possibilities that can inspire performers, composers and audiences. This collection of jazz etudes for cup and straight mute by Erik Veldkamp demonstrates how these sounds can unlock musical ideas and characters. I hope that they help you realize what a difference the right mute makes, and how using one can totally change the musical message of your playing.

This book is the first of its kind, and provides a rare opportunity to play a collection of newly composed studies specifically written for the cup mute and the straight mute. This mute method opens with a foreword by professor Aaron Hodgson, that outlines best practices for each mute, how to properly select one for your arsenal, and a step-by-step guide on how to adjust to a new mute.

These 16 mute-focused studies are unlike anything else in the catalogue anywhere in the world, and if you are a serious player of all styles of music, having this collection in your library is imperative.

Try it out in the samples to the left, then grab an immediate PDF download above.

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