Product Description by our Music Experts
Team Brass Trumpet/Cornet edition is a great book for all you beginner trumpet or cornet players to work through with your teacher, combining playing fun tunes with introductory music theory to transform you from a beginner trumpet or cornet player to a fully rounded musician. This best-selling trumpet/cornet book also comes with a backing CD, and is suited to both individual and group learning.
Comprehensive beginner trumpet/cornet book
A personal getting started section has clear & fun diagrams to help you produce a sound with ample space for teachers to write tailored instructions to help you practise at home. This section also encourages you to make your own ‘rhythms, melodies and soundscapes’ out of fun words like “Ter-ry Smith…Haunted house… Jaws…” with fun illustrations, and introduces you the various notes you can play on your trumpet/cornet without pressing any valves. Team Brass for Trumpet/Cornet then gradually introduces you to new musical concepts through a wide range of musical styles such as classical, carols, traditional, film music, world music, and jazz. New notes are introduced at a steady pace with example notation and clear fingering diagrams, followed by a short piece to practice what you have just learnt – there are also fun speech bubbles with helpful tips & information throughout. When you have completed the book you will be able to play 1 and a half octaves. Team Brass Trumpet/Cornet also gives you your first introduction to improvisation with a given set of notes, and playing by ear after a short tune. It comes with a 75 track backing CD to play along to, which includes useful tuning tracks on a C or G so that you can tune your instrument.
Introduction to basic music theory
Throughout Team Brass Trumpet/Cornet you are introduced to music theory basics, with different time signatures, note values, musical notations, dynamics and some indications of style and tempo explained. There is also a really useful glossary of common Italian music terms in the back, including abbreviations and notations.
Play with friends
The book is designed to develop your musicianship by progressing from playing alone to in small ensembles. Team Brass for Trumpet/Cornet also includes some duets, trios and quartets, and some pieces have a label indicating that they can be played as an ensemble; additional downloads are available from fabermusic.com for Team Woodwind and Team Strings to create your first full wind band or small orchestra! Others are labelled with a small piano diagram, indicating that they can be played along with Team Brass Piano Accompaniments (separate purchase) .
Useful scales & lesson/practice chart
The back of the book contains a useful collection of scales and a lesson diary & practice chart, for your teacher to fill in what to practise, and for you to fill in how much practise you do each week.