Murphy studied clarinet and saxophone when young and took trumpet lessons from Red Nichols’s father. In addition to being a talented composer, arranger, and musician, Murphy became a renowned educator, writing over 26 books on various topics in music, such as instrumental techniques and music theory.
Spud’s studies for the saxophone have been adapted many times, specifically used by James Stamp as a foundation to his upper register flow studies.
This edition by Erik Veldkamp 24 High Note Range Studies that trombone players can use to connect all registers of the trombone with ease, with even intonation, tone, and power. It includes the entire set of studies in both Bass Clef and Tenor Clef to get your practice in with different clefs.
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