Arpeggiare: Practical Chordal Exercises for Trumpet
Arpeggiare: Practical Chordal Exercises for Trumpet by Chris Kase is appropriate for high school through professional trumpet players.
Arpeggiare is a systematic approach to learning arpeggios in all keys and in all registers. Classical and jazz trumpeters alike will benefit from these studies because they promote recognition of intervallic relationships leading to improved listening skills. In addition, Arpeggiare will help you acquire an aural understanding of the difference in tone color among the various chord qualities (i.e. major, minor, diminished).
“Many preparatory exercises with expert commentary are included here, so that any questions a student might have are expertly answered in the text. This book also features etudes for B-flat or C trumpets, some in duet form, superbly composed by Chris, which emphasize the practice of arpeggios of all types, in all keys, and in many different contexts. The etudes are written in both jazz and classical idioms, so this book is equally suited for players of all styles and will help build trumpet technique in any musical genre. Additionally, this book includes downloadable audio content that features both full performances and play-along tracks. In this way, you can hear how the studies should be played, as well as having backing tracks with which to practice. Piano accompaniment parts for the classical etudes are included so these pieces can be rehearsed and performed in a live context as well. I recommend this book to any trumpet player who wants to improve his or her overall trumpet technique. Well conceived and well done, Chris!” - Randy Brecker, International Trumpet Soloist and Recording Artist
"In Arpeggiare, Chris Kase offers a true cornucopia of studies designed to increase your harmonic vocabulary. The multi-faceted means of presentation assures the player of an inspired environment in which to dig through and benefit from this venture. All that is needed is sustained and purposeful application to broaden the musicianship of the dedicated student of the art." - Rob Roy McGregor, Trumpet, Los Angeles Philharmonic (retired)
"Chris Kase's latest book, Arpeggiare, is in my opinion one of the few methods written in recent times that really brings something new to our instrument. Recommended for trumpeters of any style who want to improve their technique (articulation, range, flexibility, fingering) and harmonic knowledge about the music they play. In addition, practice is enjoyable thanks to the audio downloads, which give you the opportunity to hear how the studies and duos are to be interpreted, as well as the chance to play with fantastic musicians without leaving the practice room. Where J.B. Arban’s arpeggios end, Arpeggiare begins." - Alfonso González Barquín, Trumpet Soloist, Brussels Philharmonic, Professor of Orchestral Repertoire and Baroque Trumpet, Musikene (San Sebastián, Spain)
191 pages, spiral bound to lay flat on the music stand