The ‘Pops’ McLaughlin Trumpet Foundation page

Donate to maintain Foundation (Donate any amount.) I wanted to make a page that would give to the trumpet community forever. Too many players around the world have no good source of info and lack books. So to solve that I am giving away my biggest book. I hope that this helps players all over the world to improve. Free 7200 pages as of 6/14/2019. New Arban 985 page Method Book (Click here) I am the only teacher to ever write a book this big 985 pages and to give it away for FREE. I have so much more info and can help any player so contact me for more tips and lessons. Clint ‘Pops’ McLaughlin      pops@BbTrumpet.com http://www.BbTrumpet.com The Arban book has been the mainstay of Trumpet practice for well over 100 years. However; no revisions have ever been made to the exercises in it. The range in […]

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Brass For Africa Books

There is a wonderful charity called Brass For Africa. They obtain and donate books, instruments, mouthpieces, and teaching to people all across Africa. The average yearly pay throughout the continent would prevent most people from learning and playing an instrument. This program helps to bring music to them. www.brassforafrica.com www.brassforafrica.org www.facebook.com/brassforafrica To try and help I wrote 2 books for the Brass For Africa program. Brass For Africa: Learning to Play the Trumpet: A Textbook (2016) Brass For Africa: Pops’ Daily Trumpet Practice Music (2016) Pops

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Is the Arban the only book you need?

The Arban book is talked about as being the Trumpet Bible. That implies a kind of completeness. This is simply not the case. There are some good exercises but there is also a great deal of space devoted to younger players. A lot of both the Art of phrasing and the duets is easily mastered. There is NO range work in the English versions. The multiple tonguing is on a basic level. And A great deal of the last 50 pages is also simple. Lets face it a lot of High School players take the Carnival of Venice to solo contest or college auditions. The book NEEDS a great deal of suppliments. Bartold Orchestral Excerpts Vol. 1-5 Burke New Directions in Tonguing Clarke Technical Studies Clarke Characteristic Studies Schlossberg Daily Drills Williams Complete Method (Lots of great works in Vol. III) Williams Supplimental Studies Williams Transposition Williams Secret of Technique […]

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