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INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP LEARNING All of these pieces for young trumpet players in their earliest stages of learning can be performed as a solo or in unison with others. Some have an optional 2nd part and may also serve as ensemble material.
MIXED ENSEMBLE OPTION Whilst written specifically for the trumpet, a special section is included of four pieces which are "key friendly" for beginners on most instruments. These same four pieces appear in books for other instruments in the series.
For the Pupil… - Instrumental parts with fun cartoons for inspiration - A CD providing stimulating demonstration performances for listening as well as "minus-one" accompaniments for playing along at home - Cartoons can be DOWNLOADED FOR FREE for colouring in
Piano Accompaniments… Sheet music for required piano accompaniments can be DOWNLOADED FOR FREE - just follow the web link provided in the pupil's book!
“Trumpet Debut is part of the fantastic ‘Debut’ series of books by James Rae. Trumpet Debut is suitable for younger pupils who have been learning for a few months (...) The pieces included are original compositions that have been written specifically for the trumpet and address the challenges a beginner trumpeter would face. Whilst the book encourages the performer to develop a good technique, the author also ensures the material is pitched at the correct level. (...) Trumpet Debut, along with the other books from the series, is well written and is to be recommended for both individual and group teaching.”
SAME Magazine, summer 2014 (David Lambert)