Courting the Upper Register: Dr. Michael Stewart
An Approach to High Trumpet Playing through Melody
Dr. Michael Stewart
Each of the melodies is first presented in a low range and simple key. This allows us to learn the etude in a mentally and physically relaxed fashion - getting the pitches and intonation firmly in our ear, learning rhythms, watching dynamics. In short, playing musically. Each melody is again presented in the same fashion, but in several higher keys. This brings not only the benefit of the ear's and the embouchure's development, but also pushes us into less common key areas.
These etudes are derived from the following composers and works:
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