by Howard Hilliard


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Intermediate Studies for Developing Artists on the Trumpet by Howard Hilliard. ISBN 978-1-57463-223-1; $14.95. This unique text covers every possible style appropriate to an intermediate book for brass.  It includes music from the 14th century up to the beginning of the twentieth century from dozens of countries, including original compositions that mimic many historic styles. The musical selections outside the standard repertoire compare well in quality to the more famous works and have unique elements that increase students’ musical vocabulary. In additional to classical etudes, a number of jazz etudes are incorporated that represent important jazz styles including Dixieland, Swing, Bebop, Blues and various Latin forms


  • Challenging and rewarding music in a comfortable range for students with braces
  • Musical exercises to teach phrasing
  • Lip slur exercises
  • Great music used to make practicing feel effortless and enriching
  • Jazz etudes that inspire and meet the needs and versatility of the modern musician

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