“Jazz Trumpet Technique: Volume 5- Warming Up” is the fifth part of a series of books combining trumpet technique with jazz studies. This series emphasizes developing traditional trumpet techniques (i.e. warming up) while increasing harmonic knowledge related to Jazz improvisation.
How many hours do you spend working on the same mindless chromatic exercises, flexibility exercises, tonguing exercises, and warm ups? By adding harmonic awareness to the exercises, you can·exercise your ears, mind, and chops simultaneously. Imagine how productive you will become. Every trumpet player knows the importance of warming up.
The exercises in this book should supplement (not replace) your warm up, routine. I suggest that. you start by-spending 25% of the time you would normally spend on warming up on material in this book. Then increase the percentage (up to 75%) as your chops adjust to this new routine.