2015 Plano Texas Middle School All Region Trumpet Etudes

These are recordings of the trumpet etudes for the Plano middle school All-Region audition coming up next month.

If you are just starting practicing don't start from the beginning.  Learn the last measures of each first and work backwards from there.  Remember that it never makes sense to "practice" groups of measures if you cannot play the measures in the group.  Learn simple measures first and your practice sessions will flow.

I hope you find the recordings helpful.  If you hit any snags please feel free to let me know in the comments.



2014 Plano Middle School All Region Trumpet Etudes

I just recorded the audition etudes for the Plano middle schoolers.  These are the four etudes for Texas Region 25 this year.  This year is slightly different.  There are four shorter etudes this year and two will be chosen for phase one and the other two will be the selections for phase two.  There will be no cuts in either phase.  My tempos are announced in the recordings and marked below as well.

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If you don't have a copy of these etudes you can download one here.

Quarter Note=100

Eight Note=126

Quarter Note=180

Quarter Note=70


2014 ATSSB Trumpet Etude 1 (Voxman Selected Studies)

This is a recording of the first ATSSB Trumpet etude for 2014.  It is from the Voxman Selected Studies for Trumpet book page 2.  The Adagio Cantabile by Galay recording is the required section from measure 3 of line 2 to the first note of measure 3 on line 8.

This is year "D" according the the ATSSB designation.

i just reordered this one and the second etude will be up here soon!

You can find the 2014 TMEA recording at the links below.

The 2014 TJEA recordings are at this link.

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This is the third and final 2014 TMEA trumpet etude.  It is Etude 38 from the Wurm 40 Studies book.  

You can hear the previously recorded two etudes in earlier blog posts.  Check just below for the links.  Hopefully the full reference recordings will be helpful.  I will also be posting regular practice notes in the Simple Trumpet Podcast.  Subscribe by clicking here.  I'll be recording my simplification studies applied to the TMEA etudes.

The Etudes are challenging but most importantly...don't neglect your daily trumpet maintenance and growth!

If you're here looking for the TJEA Trumpet etudes for Texas All-State Jazz you'll find them here.

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The Wurm Etudes are in the public domain so I am attaching a PDF of them here.  Help yourself.


2014 TMEA Trumpet Étude 2 (WURM 36)

This is Etude 36 from the Wurm 40 Studies book and is the second required Etude for the 2014 TMEA All-Region/State contest.