As part of Gornston’s “Technique Series,” Unusual Studies for Trumpet fulfills a very important duty in the progression of the modern trumpeter. Harry Huffnagle enjoys a international reputation as a teacher, composer, and arranger. His activities cover the entire field of theatre, dance and radio writing. He is a theorist par excellence, and instrumental teachers everywhere attest to the value of his studies in the preparation of students for modern playing.
“Unusual Studies” is meant to follow the books “16 Smart Studies“ and “Beethoven Sonatas” in their difficulty, and are the culmination of all of Harry’s etude writing for the trumpet, and it shows in their breadth and their difficulty.
These studies are “Unusual” because they each embody one rarely seen element. It may be a 9/4 time signature, an odd-metre rhythm, a long denominator metre like 5/2, 3-5-6-7 ‘tuplet rhythms, and much more. There is something in each study that will throw you for a loop, and they make for great study as well as sight reading practice for professionals.
To the left you will find some samples, then above you can grab an immediate digital download.
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