Trumpet FAQs: Frequently asked questions




Trumpet FAQs is one of my trumpet books. It is a 119 page Ebook; of questions with my answers to them. I received these questions from players all around the world. The questions came from places like TPIN, the Trumpet News Group and private email. The players were of all ages and levels of experience. From middle school students to full time paid professionals.

The questions cover all aspects of trumpet playing such as:

  • Air usage
  • Beginners
  • Braces
  • Breath support
  • Buzzing Embouchures
  • 4 types of Embouchures
  • Embouchure changes
  • Endurance
  • Lip Setpoint (TM) Mouthpieces
  • My mouthpiece Chart (adjusted in .05 mm increments)
  • Nerves
  • Range
  • Sensation Theory Drill
  • Tone quality
  • Warm up

This book also includes 72 concepts for playing compiled from teachers like Claude Gordon and Don ‘Jake’ Jacoby.

The final section of the book is a Trumpet-players Guide. This is an outline of the most important aspects of playing. This is a complete teaching tool by itself.


I ordered the complete selection of Pop’s trumpet books about 2 months ago. I have a degree in Trumpet Performance and therefore have spent A Lot of time analyzing different systems of playing.
I have learned more about “secrets” that deal with playing the trumpet than from any teacher I have had by reading the material presented in Pop’s books.
In one months time I have gone from playing a strong high E to a triple G.
My only regret is that I haven’t had the time to drive up to Dallas to study with him.