Trumpet Syllabus

Ben Aldridge

BASIC COMPETENCY

Technique:
Fundamentals of posture, breath support, and embouchure mechanics. Tonguing, lip slurs (bugle register only), and long tones. All major scales (play, sing, and buzz on mouthpiece) up to G above the staff.

Studies:
Arban (Art of Phrasing), Clarke Technical Studies*, Clarke Characteristic Studies*, Bousquet 36 Celebrated Studies, Hering 28, 32, and 40 Progressive Etudes*, Gates Odd Meter Etudes.

Repertoire:
Corelli-Sonata No. VIII*, Handel-Musser - Concerto*, Balay – Prelude et Ballade*, Barat - Fantaisie*, Balay - Andante et Allegretto, Balay – Petite Piede Concertante, Arban - Art of Phrasing Pieces*, Goedicke – Concert Etude, Latham - Suite for Trumpet*.

*As student's register and endurance will allow.

INTERMEDIATE COMPETENCY

Technique:
Further work with fundamentals - range to BO-C. Major and minor scale work, as above, over same register. Double tonguing, and arpeggio work
(tongued and slurred) .

Studies:
Caffarelli - Seize Etudes*, Balasanyan - 16 Studies*, Charlier - 36 Studies*, Clarke - Technical Studies 1-4*, Characteristic Studies, Colin Lif Flexibilities, Dubois - Etudes, Falk - Atonal Etudes*, Vannetelbosch Etudes, Brandt - 34 Studies*.

Repertoire:
Haydn - Concerto (2nd Mvt.), Starer - Invocation, Persichetti - The Hollow Men, Ketting - Intrada, Copland - Quiet City*, Hindemith - Sonata*, Kennan - Sonata*, Genzmer - Sonatine, Bloch - Proclamation, Arutunian - Concerto.

Barat - Andante et Scherzo, Barat - Fantaisie in EO minor, Goeyeus ¬Introduction & Scherzo, Hartley - Sonatina Saint-Saens - Fantaisie in Eb minor.

*As student's register and endurance will allow.


ADVANCED COMPETENCY

Technique:
Same fundamentals (register to D), plus diminished and whole tone scales, triple tonguing, and interval scale work. All with singing and mouthpiece buzzing as before.

Studies:
Schlossberg - Daily Drills, Smith - Top Tones, Charlier - 36 Etudes, Tull ¬8 Profiles, Bitsch - 20 Etudes, Sachse - Etudes (transposition), Bodet - 17 Etudes, Falk - 16 Atonal Etudes, Chaynes - 15 Etudes, Orchestral Excerpts (standard ones only).

Repertoire:
Haydn - Concerto, Hummel - Concerto, Hindemith - Sonata, Stevens - Sonata, Albinoni - Concertos, Honegger - Intrada, Enesco - Legende, Addison ¬Concerto, Pakhmutova - Concerto, Fantini - Sonatas, Torelli - Concerto, Wolpe - Solo Piece, Persichetti - Parable, Viviani - Sonatas, Boehme ¬Concerto, Bitsch - 4 Variations on a Theme of Scarlatti, Adams - Sonata, Handel - Suite in D.

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