Sound the Trumpet: How to Blow Your Own Horn is packed with information no trumpet player should be without. In addition to information on acquiring basic skills like lip slurs, buzzing, breathing, how to clean your horn, and how to practice, the book will also teach you more advanced skills like double- and triple-tonguing, transposing, cool sound effects, how to play high, how to perform and many more important skills. If that isn't enough, the book also contains extensive lists of recordings in all genres (no Country trumpet recordings are included), and extensive lists of sheet music for you to play.
The style is always friendly and often funny. Chapters are short, well-paced and enjoyable. Sound the Trumpet was written by Jonathan Harnum, a trumpet player with over 25 years of experience and teacher with over 15 years of experience. Harnum is also the author of Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music. Whether you're new to the world of trumpet, an experienced player who needs to bone up on your skills or beef up your recording collection, or whether you need a fun way to teach trumpet, you'll find this book valuable and will refer to it again and again.