As Professor of Trumpet Technique at the Amsterdam University of the Arts and member of the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, Erik Veldkamp has learned first hand what works for players at levels to establish a strong daily routine that covers all areas of playing. This new series of “Your Daily” studies takes you on a tour of all aspects of trumpet technique with an innovative and interesting approach.
Your Daily Octatonics is a 78-page book of creative Octactonic Scale Studies that help you increase your fluency in these oft used shapes and patterns. An octatonic scale is any eight-note musical scale. However, the term most often refers to the symmetric scale composed of alternating whole and half steps. In classical theory (in contrast to jazz theory), this scale is commonly called the octatonic scale (or the octatonic collection), although there are a total of 42 non-enharmonically equivalent, non-transpositionally equivalent, eight-note sets. By switch between meters, patterns, shapes, articulations, and styles, Erik gives you a perfect Octatonic daily exercise set that you can drop right into your daily routine of practice.
To the left you can see some samples, and above you can grab an immediate PDF download.