Books for learning the TCE System by Rich Colquhoun

Exploring The Harmonic Series With The Seven Bugles

Three valves…
Seven fingerings…
A fully chromatic instrument is born. Not so fast! Even though that is true, the only thing that valves do is change which notes are available to be played. Just like a bugle or natural trumpet it is still your lips, tongue and air that control the instrument.

The Seven Bugles was a concept I came up with many years ago when I had pupils struggling with basic embouchure movements. Fast forward to 2017 and I realised that by marrying my idea with Bahb Civiletti’s 5 Essential Articulations I could now begin to write this dual-purpose book. Exploring The Harmonic Series With The Seven Bugles could take a trumpeter from learning their first notes to playing the highest tessitura of the instrument, but it is also a detailed guide of how to learn to play with a tongue controlled embouchure for anybody who already plays the trumpet.
If you have an interest in being the best player you can be and mastering the most difficult brass music then this book can take you there!

Exploring The Double Pedal Register, 2nd Edition

Exploring The Double Pedal Register is a book that brings the original work of Jerome Callet back to the trumpet playing community. Einsetzen/Ansetzen: The Origin Of The TCE System.

More than 45 years have passed since Callet published his book Trumpet Yoga: The Ultimate Modern Trumpet Embouchure and yet the knowledge contained within this book is still not well known. Since it is long out of print this new book presents the information in a fresh and interesting way that will show you how to develop into a trumpet playing powerhouse. My pupils call me every day, excited about their development as a result of the exercises in this book!

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