You probably know about Walter Smith’s Lip Flexibility book, but what about his book on rhythm? No? Well you are in for a treat!
This beginners’ method is intended to provide a thorough technical foundation in Cornet and Trumpet playing and also furnish the necessary opportunities for ensemble playing which every good musician needs.
Starting with the elementary essentials of Cornet and Trumpet playing, the rudiments of music are introduced, STEP BY STEP, in each lesson as they occur. Interesting pieces familiar melodies and folk-tunes-follow in frequent order as recreations to give the young musician something to play and to establish a foundation for solo repertoire. The value of rhythm has been emphasized throughout the book. THOROUGH RHYTHMIC TRAINING CANNOT BE OVERESTIMATED. It is therefore suggested that. the teacher take definite steps to develop the habit of keeping accurate time. If a pupil acquires the rhythmic sense in the early stages of study, he will never have difficulty with time.
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