The Big Book of Sight Reading Duets for Trumpet: 100 Sight Reading Challenges for You and a Friend by David Vining, edited by Jason Dovel, is appropriate for high school through professional trumpet players.
The Big Book of Sight Reading Duets provides a fun and effective way to improve sight reading. The 100 duets are progressively arranged—from rudimentary rhythmic exercises to devilishly difficult—so every skill level is addressed, and there are a wide variety of styles, keys, time signatures, and other musical requirements for plenty of diversity.
The Big Book of Sight Reading Duets comes in trumpet, trombone, euphonium, and tuba editions designed to coordinate with one another. If you have the trumpet edition, for example, you can play along with a trombonist who has the trombone edition or a euphonium player with the euphonium edition. The only exception is duet #55, which is specific to each instrument.
Whether you play these duets with a friend or a teacher, sight reading with a partner provides an incentive for playing each duet without stopping because you don’t want to disappoint your partner. Using this simple principle and providing additional tips and advice for improvement, this book addresses a skill so important and so lacking for so many musicians.
Stop dreading sight reading—learn the secrets to reading music at first sight accurately every time with help from The Big Book of Sight Reading Duets.
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"Although originally composed for trombones, Jason Dovel must be acknowledged for his excellent transcriptions of these duets for trumpets. A recognized composer and arranger in his own right, Dr. Dovel is considered an expert in scoring for trumpet. This is a fun and challenging book for trumpeters of all levels, and should be practiced daily." - David R. Hickman, Regents’ Professor of Trumpet, Arizona State University
100 pages, spiral bound to lay flat on the music stand
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