While there are many musical instruments out there that people claim are the hardest to learn, the trumpet is definitely a contender for the title. To play the trumpet, you need firm lip muscles, strong and consistent air flow, and the ability to master very complex fingerings. For these reasons (and many others), anyone who's interested in the trumpet should own method and instruction books to guide them throughout their playing journey - and for that, this is definitely the right section to be in.
Whether you're a younger student who wants to learn the basics or a pro who is looking for new, challenging pieces to master, this selection of trumpet method and instruction books is chock-full of volumes to suit every skill level and application. For example, companies like KJOS offer a variety of top sellers here: their Traditional Of Excellence Series is available in three unique starting volumes that blend classic and contemporary pedagogy. Hal Leonard is another music publishing company that offers popular trumpet method and instruction books. To name a few Hal Leonard titles, there's the Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble Bb Trumpet, the Play Trumpet Today! Level 1 Book and the Amazing Phrasing - Trumpet lesson. Each volume is loaded with exercises, lessons and compositions.
Or, maybe you're an adult who used to play the trumpet and is interested in re-visiting the instrument - if so, then look no further than the Carl Fischer I Used To Play Trumpet book/CD. This collection features a wide range of trumpet music in different styles like pop and jazz, as well as an enclosed CD that contains MP3 files of complete performances. No doubt, I Used To Play Trumpet is ideal for any past trumpeter who is ready to get back into the swing of things.
With so many trumpet method and instruction books in this catalog, you'll definitely benefit from investing a little time here to explore each option more thoroughly. The trumpeter plays such an important role in orchestras, jazz ensembles and even popular styles like ska, you'll have no problem building a decent collection of method and instruction books for the instrument.