Vining: Breathing Book for Trumpet
The Breathing Book for Trumpet by David Vining is appropriate for all levels of trumpet players.
32 pages, spiral bound to lay flat on the music stand.
The Breathing Book is both a text book and a method book. Each chapter contains an image and description on the left page and a playing activity on the right. The playing activity is specially designed to help players integrate the information from that chapter into their playing in musically meaningful ways. The Breathing Book can be used as a daily breathing warm-up by selecting a few chapters to play. It can also be used to solve other playing problems, such as articulation, range and endurance because when your breathing improves, everything else tends to fall into place!
Preface by Anthony Plog:
"Quite often a student is told many things about breathing, almost all of which will come in terms of generalities. Most of us have heard to breathe deep, fill the bottom part of our lungs first, and so forth. But very rarely do students hear specifics about breathing, or do students or teachers question what they are told. And even more rare is the concept of a step by step progression of learning how to breathe. I believe that The Breathing Book is such a book. With The Breathing Book, David Vining has given the trumpet world a real gift. It is my hope that this book will be used by many, many players, and that it will make playing even more fun and enjoyable than it already is!"
David Vining is a dynamic teacher and performer who has delivered hundreds of recitals and masterclasses nationwide to critical acclaim. Currently Associate Professor of Trombone at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, Mr. Vining has also served on the faculties of the University of Kansas, the University of Cincinnatis College-Conservatory of Music and Temple University. Mr. Vining is a popular clinician, presenting clinics and workshops throughout the country as a clinician for Conn-Selmer Musical Instruments. He is a certified member of Andover Educators, a consortium of music educators dedicated to preserving and enhancing the careers of musicians through accurate anatomical information and somatic awareness as applied to music-making through a technique called Body Mapping.