After studying trumpet and cornet with such accomplished musicians as Louis Davidson (Cleveland Symphony), Herbert L. Clark (Famous Cornetist), Oscar B. Short (Soloist- GoldmanSousa – US Navy Band) and Bartlett L. Lyons (Sousa Band) – this list is a veritable who’s who in the brass field, isn’t it? And after having witnessed many times the solid effects of visual education, I commenced thinking about the possibilities of teaching music by means of pictures. The Chinese, in their own terse concise way, simply say, “A picture is worth a thousand words”, so perhaps that is enough said about the philosophy behind this instructional endeavour.
But even the best of pictures – I should say here that the cartoons in this book are the products of Clyde E. (Bud) Morris of Akron, Ohio, whose amazing ability to transcribe my teaching ideas in picture form is the making of this entire unique presentation – even the best of pictures needs interpretation and explanation? Therefore, I have made a list of suggestions to the reader, which will enable him to benefit fully from the Talking Horn.
Check out samples to this great animated beginner method to the left then grab an immediate PDF download above.