Do not follow the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. ~Zen saying
This Chapter Covers:
- Music-reading basics (repeat signs,breath marks,pick-up notes,eighth notes,accidentals,Eb and Ab);
- Simple tunes;
- short duets;
- full-length tune, Dark Eyes
Terms to Know:
- repeat sign: two dots at the end of a section telling you to repeat the section.
- breath mark: a comma-shaped symbol telling you to take a breath.
- upbeat: The beginning of the second half of a beat. If you tap your foot, the upbeat is when your foot is in the “up” position. Go figure.
- round: a song in which the same melody is played by all players starting in different places.
- flat (b): A symbol used before a written note to indicate the note is to be lowered by a half step. The change lasts for all subsequent notes in the measure.
- sharp (#): A symbol used before a written not to indicate the note is to be raised by a half step. The change lasts for all subsequent notes in the measure.
- natural : A symbol used before a written note that cancels the effect of a sharp or flat. The change lasts for all subsequent notes in the measure.
Resources for this chapter:
- Sound Clips for This Chapter
- Vid Lessons on Simple Tunes: Get Up, Stand Up; Clocks; Yellow Submarine; Dark Eyes
- Examples from the Chapter (click for larger image)
- …..Breath Mark
- …..Repeat Sign
- …..4 Simple Tunes
- …..Twinkle Twinkle and Chiapanecas
- 10.1: Eighth Notes
- Simple Tunes with Eighth Notes
- Ultra-Simple Duets
- 10.2 through 10.4: E-flat and A-flat
- A Few Minor Ditties
- Dark Eyes (Le Yeux Noirs)
- …..The World’s Most Famous Melodies for Trumpet
- …..Devotional Melodies
- …..Arban’s Complete Conservatory Method
The Usual Resources:
- The Practice of Practice: a blog on music practice.
- April 2010 giveaway #1: a free digital copy of Sound the Trumpet: How to Blow Your Own Horn
- Free mp3 examples from the book
- Other free printable practice aids
- Free trumpet video lessons
- Trumpet method books
- Buy a hard copy of Sound the Trumpet
- April 2010 giveaway #2: Free digital copy of Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music
- Buy a hard copy of Basic Music Theory