Walter M. Smith’s Top Tones for the Trumpeter has long stood as a trumpet method book to move to after making your way through the elementary methods of Arban, Clarke, Balay, and Gatti. Smith takes the trumpeter much further in the areas of range, articulation, and general technique and better prepares modern trumpet players for the rigours of professional life. Let’s see what he has to say:
“These studies have been written with the definite purpose of providing the ambitious student with material with which to carry on beyond the point where most methods and study books leave off, after which point they player is either compelled to carry on by his own devices, or left with the idea that, having conquered all of the material at hand, he is now well equipped to enter the ranks of professional players.” Walter M. Smith.
As always, check out samples to the left and grab an immediate PDF download above.