Originally written for two flutes or recorders, David Cooper has edited and prepared these to be beautiful teaching or performance pieces for two trumpets. While they are titled "suites", they are organized more like sonatas in the fast/slow/faster movement format. These duets are unique in that they are canonic; this might suggest simplicity, but these duets are anything but simplistic.
This way of thinking about improvisation is intended for: Younger players intimidated by the seemingly daunting task of learning all the theory involved with improvisation. And: Advanced players looking for ways to breathe new life into seemingly mundane things like major scales and arpeggios. The first time I played a major scale over something other than its' major chord was a revelation to me. By focusing on this bit of musical recycling I can now apply something I am comfortable with (major scales, pentatonics and arpeggios) to chords in such a way as to sound exotic and new. I address this point in the sections Bi-Tonality and Pentatonic Scales. This book contains the theory/explanation and examples of recycling, exercises in all keys and etudes that utilize these concepts. Available in Instantly downloadable PDF.
Angela Darn That Dream Everything Happens To Me I Can't Get Started With You I'll Be Seeing You I'll Remember April Little Dancer Majesty Moon Alley Out Of My Dreams Petals Danse The Touch Of Your Lips Train Shuffle Visions of Gaudi The Waters Edge Yesterdays
These are the six suites Bach wrote for unaccompanied cello. I arranged them here for trumpet. This e-book is available as an instant downloadable PDF. The published version of this book comes with two CDs of me playing these suites. I have some of those copies available. Please contact me...
Transcriptions of solos from Dizzy Gillespie, Bubber Miley, Clifford Brown, Bunny Berrigan, Louis Armstrong, Fats Navarro among others. Available in instantly downoadable PDF version