I rate this book #2, along with the Arban’s book, for trumpeters.
I truly am engulfed in the American Culture of “Jazz,” and was deeply affected by it. America’s culture is truly a melting pot of things.
Charlie Parker’s music, is more than just “B.A.M.” (Black American Music), it is something near spiritual plateau, that is not physical. It is something with spiritual plateau, that I still appreciate to this day.
There are not many music artists who are able to record in some of the world’s top recording studios, for several occasions, and even yet, get a satisfactory production. There’s only a handful of musical “greats,” and Charlie “The Bird” Parker was one of them. He even sounded great in his live performances.
He’s like the Shakespeare of alto sax, in American Music.
I highly recommend adding this book as soon as you can, to your arsenal of woodshedding material.
The benefits? I feel like my level of musicality is enhanced just by woodshedding one day with the book. I have of course woodsheded much more than that with this book. Years, I have spent.
To think outside the characteristics of a trumpet, and think more like a sax player, can definitely help your trumpet chops. But just the musical development of such a great music artist, may indeed rub off on you just a bit, if you decide to woodshed this material. Pure greatness is in this book and was also put here as a great inspiration.
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"Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art."