Rangesongs for Trumpet


Rangesongs for Trumpet by David Vining, edited by Cindy Gould, is appropriate for high school through professional trumpet players.

Rangesongs develops your high and low ranges by using target notes in a musical context to encourage you to move your air properly. For the high range, Rangesongs offers fifty songs designed to improve your range and endurance systematically by using two strategies: the phrases within each song are specifically composed to build melodically to a designated target note, providing a compelling musical incentive to support the tone with the proper air speed; and the songs proceed chromatically to reach a written high E for gradual improvement. For the low range, Rangesongs offers twenty songs to extend the range downward in the same fashion to a written low F, plus five additional songs for pedal tones.

“Rangesongs is a very well written and organized addition to books attacking basic range development. The great variety in articulation and styles keeps interest as it moves through a variety of keys. Although the range keeps expanding, there is ample rest and nice melodies. A fine addition to our practice materials!” - Vince DiMartino, Professor Emeritus, Centre College; Past President, International Trumpet Guild

75 pages, spiral bound to lay flat on the music stand

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