What every aspiring trumpeter needs as they move to the piccolo trumpet is a book that provides them with playable studies within a narrow range to work on all of the treacherous terrain around doubling on the smallest brass instrument. Studio Etudes does this perfectly, and Rolf Smedvig articulates the value of this book perfectly. Read his foreword below, and then get a copy of the entire book sent to your door.
“Studio Etudes” is a book that centers on all the most important aspects of music. The understanding of phrasing, rhythm, articulation and musicality are the focus of this book. These etudes are excellent for the young musician as well as for the most advanced virtuoso. I have found that when on tour as a solo performer, with a quintet or with a full orchestra, these studies give me all I need to stay in shape.
“Studio Etudes” can be used for transposition practice as well as for piccolo playing. This book written by my father, who not only was my first teacher, but who also understands completely the problems facing contemporary trumpet players. Rolf Smedvig, Empire Brass Quintet.