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"The key to sounding really great is in the details of the basics: tone, rhythmic precision, articulation, and flow. No matter how experienced a trumpet player is, he or she can ALWAYS work to improve these things!" — Dave Scott

Dave Scott has created the jazz etude book
JAZZ STANDARDS MADE ETUDES.

The book sells for $12.95 (plus $5 shipping and handling in the U.S.) and comes with two accompaniment music CD's. Send a check or money order to:

Dave Scott
208 States Street, #3
San Francisco, CA 94114

JAZZ STANDARDS MADE ETUDES has been tested and used very successfully with Dave Scott's trumpet students since they were created in 2001. The book can be used by trumpet enthusiasts of all ages. Each Etude is between three and five minutes in length.

TABLE OF CONTENTS: A Foggy Day, All Blues, Autumn Leaves, Body and Soul, Cantelope Island, Dindi, Dolphin Dance, Elevator, The Girl From Ipanema, How High the Moon, Maiden Voyage, Mercy Mercy Mercy, The More I See You, Polka Dots and Moonbeams, Satin Doll, So What.

Each book comes with two "play-along" CD's. These CD's provide an enjoyable and valuable accompaniment to the written music. The first CD has both the trumpet etude part and the accompaniment part recorded on it. The second CD has only the accompaniment.

Both CD's are especially useful as tools to help improve one's jazz trumpet playing; the first as an aural example of trumpet sound and style, and second as a pleasing, clear, and swinging singular accompaniment for the trumpet player to interact with.

There are many aspects of jazz playing that require accompaniment for good practice. First of all, you need a "groove" to practice "swinging". You need musical interaction to practice intonation. You need a relevant context and inspiration.

JAZZ STANDARDS MADE ETUDES provides for all of the above considerations. It is a good starting point for practice in the jazz style. The Aebersold play-along CD's are wonderful, but one needs a jazz vocabulary to improvise coherently. The etudes in this book are lyrical, and, if played often, the phrases of which will seep into one's improvisatory vocabulary. This is a more organic way to work towards jazz improvisation than only practicing jazz scales. Besides, this is the way the finest jazz musicians have always learned to play- by learning and copying the solos of others. (Developing a "unique" sound comes later.)

JAZZ STANDARDS MADE ETUDES is divided into three levels; LEVEL ONE, LEVEL TWO, and LEVEL THREE. LEVEL ONE etudes are for first year adults and second year younger players. LEVEL TWO etudes are for second or third year adults or third or fourth year younger players. LEVEL THREE etudes are for more experienced players.

In general, these etudes are written to give jazz trumpet enthusiasts a range of successes and challenges. They contain a minimum of fancy patterns and flashy technique. One does not need a high range to use these etudes. In fact, JAZZ STANDARDS MADE ETUDES proves that the key to sounding really great is in the details of the basics: tone, rhythmic precision, articulation, and flow. No matter how experienced a trumpet player is, he or she can ALWAYS work to improve these things!

SING! SING THROUGH YOUR HORN!