Thirty Melodic Etudes for Low Trumpet (or Piccolo Trumpet), by Kyle Millsap and Jesus Mendoza Espinoza
Compared to its fellow brass instruments, the trumpet has what could be considered a limited low register. The role the instrument has historically played has been focused in the middle and upper parts of the treble clef staff, serving as the soprano voice of the brass family. Because of this, much more time is devoted to improving a trumpet player’s upper register than the low register. Numerous method books and lectures have been devoted to the topic of upper register improvement, getting results in as little time as possible. By comparison, only a fraction of the trumpet pedagogical materials address the low register speciﬁcally. This book looks to address that disparity.
Very few trumpet etude books focus on the middle and low registers. The goal is to help trumpeters focus on their best playing and develop the agility to move between the middle and low registers. They require proper air support, a consistent embouchure (no high set/low set), and foster an ease of playing that can then be transferred to upper register playing.