August Schaefer's “Tri-Form Method for Cornet with 67 Tri-Form Encores for 1-3 Trumpets” was originally intended as an all around method book for use in class or for self instruction. The rudiments of music are explained in the different exercises, but only after they make an appearance, which saves many pages of introductory material, you can dig right into playing instead and learn as you go. Many exercises, studys, and excerpts follow in the next 150 pages.
One of the key elements of this book is the 67 Tri-Form encores that make up the coda of this volume. They are lighthearted and familiar tunes that can be played as a solo, duet, or trio. You can assign the parts to different people and make a game out of it, or use them in performance. A collection of functional and easily adaptable solos, duets, and trios is invaluable and make this worth the price of admission on their own.
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