Herbert L. Clarke's Characteristic Studies

Essential Trumpet Lessons from the Brass World's Pedagogical Gem:

Dive deep into the timeless work of one of the brass world's most revered pedagogues with "Characteristic Studies for the Cornet." This invaluable resource is a must-have for every trumpet student's library.

Within its enlightening pages, students will unearth crucial insights on tonguing techniques, pivotal for mastering the trumpet. The 24 characteristic studies meticulously curated in this collection are designed to empower students with impeccable control over technique, articulation, slurring, and endurance. These lessons are instrumental for those seeking to elevate their trumpet playing prowess.

K Tongue Modified Single Tonguing

A highlight of this masterclass is the introduction, which offers a concise yet profound explanation of the K Tongue Modified tonguing technique. This revered method was imparted to Claude Gordon by Clarke and has since been a legacy passed down to their illustrious students.

Legendary Cornet Solos

But the learning doesn't end there. The concluding 27 pages are a tribute to the legendary Herbert L. Clarke, showcasing some of the most iconic cornet solos ever composed. These solos, performed by Clarke himself, have solidified his legendary status in the brass world. To this day, these pieces remain a respected staple of the trumpet repertoire, including masterpieces such as:

  • The Bride Of The Waves
  • The Harp That Once Thro' Tara's Halls
  • Sounds From The Hudson
  • From The Shores Of The Mighty Pacific
  • The Débutanté
  • Carnival Of Venice
  • Showers Of Gold
  • Du Du Liegst Mir Im Herzen
  • The Southern Cross
  • Side Partners
  • Twilight Dreams
  • "Lillian"
  • The Maid Of The Mist
  • Neptune's Court
  • My Love For You

For those passionate about trumpet lessons and masterclasses, this collection is a treasure trove of knowledge, technique, and artistry.