A work that has stood the test of time by one of the brass world’s most important pedagogues, Characteristic Studies for the Cornet should be part of any trumpet student’s library. Within its pages, the student will gain valuable insight on tonguing and the 24 characteristic studies will help the student to gain absolute control of technique, articulation, slurring and endurance. This work will prove helpful and beneficial to the developing player.
In the introduction there is a brief and clear explanation of K Tongue Modified tonguing as was taught to Claude Gordon by Clarke and passed down to their students.
The final 27 pages contain some of the most well known cornet solos composed and performed by Herbert L. Clarke that made him a legend. These solos to this day remain a respected staple of trumpet repertoire and are as follows:
The Bride Of The Waves
The Harp That Once Thro' Tara's Halls
Sounds From The Hudson
From The Shores Of The Mighty Pacific
Carnival Of Venice
Showers Of Gold
Du Du Liegst Mir Im Herzen
The Southern Cross
The Maid Of The Mist
My Love For You