- Manuel Járrega
- Grades 2-4
The purpose of this book is to provide horn players with a series of warm-up and technical exercises, offering a certain variety so they do not get trapped in boredom, as is often the case in what is perhaps the most important part of your daily study.
These exercises are designed to review the most important aspects of horn technique, such as air control, care in emissions, sound quality, flexibility, the range of registers, nuances, held notes, arpeggios, intervals, scales, and, of course, the different tonalities. These technical aspects are the basis of technique for the great brass teachers such as D. Bourgue, V. Zarzo, G. Milliere and B. Slokar. They are undoubtedly the benchmark for technical and warm-up exercises.
The eight warm-ups contained in this book have been written progressively so the trumpet player develops a sense of naturalness and ease if they work on them regularly.
So through these exercises, you can attain a quick mastery, helping you acquire greater resistance, better control of the different registers, and above all, greater control of your air and the quality of your sound.
Meanwhile, this set of exercises is intended to serve as a guide or orientation for all trumpeters, whether teachers or students, by offering useful study material which, depending on each trumpet player’s needs, can be adapted to each case.
In this way, the exercises will always be modified according to the student’s needs. So the exercises can be shortened or lengthened, or more exercises added to each warm-up. You can also place more or less emphasis on the high or low register, flexibility, nuances, scales and so on. Thus it is a book that is completely open to the horn player’s needs.