54 Trumpet Triumph

Dedication: Frank Green

Recording Reference: Celebrations

There is a category of etude that I like to practice and assign to my students that I call articulation endurance. These are etudes for which we are single tonguing relatively quickly for an extended period of time. I call them articulation endurance studies because if you are not used to it, these pieces will give you cramps at the back of your tongue.

Trumpet Triumph is a duet version of those etudes for intermediate trumpet players. I wrote this duet to be used in my lessons as an alternative to practicing etudes.

Duets are a wonderful substitute in the lessons for etudes. They can accomplish the same skill building and musicianship maturity that etudes do, but in a more musical context.

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