Brass Essentials: A Practice Companion helps you organise your daily practice by setting out a regular daily routine.
The book is laid out in a clear and precise way beginning with several pages of Warm ups before moving on to Scales & Arpeggios. When the embouchure is relaxed and working well a comprehensive Technical section helps develop and maintain a solid technique. This includes Lip Flexibilities, Articulation, Finger Exercises, Range Expanding and Stamina.
There are brief but informative notes heading each section to guide you through your practice, together with suggestions on how much time to spend on each element. Whether you are an aspiring young brass player, a dedicated amateur, conservatoire student or a professional this book is a valuable tool so that you can focus on every aspect of your playing.
The Practice Companion can also work in conjunction with The Arban Companion to vary your practice diet.
About the author: Paul Cosh has an international reputation as a teacher and lecturer. He was Professor at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London for over 30 years, and many of his past students are now performing in the world’s top orchestras.
“Paul is the best teacher I’ve ever worked with, I owe him so much… I will always go to him if I need to discuss playing issues.”
James Fountain, Principal Trumpet, London Symphony Orchestra
“Paul has the ability to see a student’s needs, musically, physically and, most importantly, mentally…. just fantastic teaching.”
Kate Moore, Principal Trumpet, BBC Concert Orchestra