Comments on “The no-nonsense trumpet from A-Z”: I have found this book to be very interesting and useful. It manages to present a great deal of information, information I have found nowhere else. The descriptions of proper use of air and alternative embouchures are excellent. Reading this book has led me to change my whole approach to trumpet playing. It’s (ultimately) up to the player to decide what to believe, but this book has been a great resource to me in this quest.
Clint (“Pops”) has been a great resource as well. He has answered many questions that have come up as I’ve worked at developing the different aspects of my playing, from mechanical embouchure adjustments to equipment to practice philosophy. His advice and willingness to “follow up” on questions has helped me considerably, and is something I truly appreciate.
I think that anyone who is serious about improving their trumpet playing, and isn’t afraid of trying new ideas, will benefit from reading Pop’s books and sending him a tape for evaluation and follow-up.