Reading List
Trumpet and technique

  • Altenburg, Johann Ernst, Essay on an introduction to the heroic and musical trumpeters’ and kettledrummers’ art, for the sake of a wider acceptance of the same, described historically, theoretically, and practically an illustrated with examples. Complete English translation by Edward H. Tarr. Nashville: Brass Press, 1974.
  • Baines, Anthony, Brass Instruments: Their History and Development. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1976.
  • Davidson, Louis, Trumpet Profiles. USA: Louis Davidson.
  • Frederiksen, Brian, Arnold Joacobs: Song and Wind. WindSong Press Limited, 1996.
  • Johnson, Keith, The Art of Trumpet Playing. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1981.
  • Pietzsch, Hermann, Die Trumpet. Leipzig: Universal.
  • Ramacharaka, Yogi, Science of Breath. Chicago: Yogi Publication Society, 1904.
  • Smithers, Don L., The Music and History of the Baroque Trumpet before 1721. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, second edition, 1988.
  • Stewart, M. Dee, The Legacy of a Master. Northfield, Il: The Instrumentalist Publishing Company, 1987.
  • Stork, John, Understanding the Mouthpiece. Switzerland: Editions BIM.


Music and life

  • Bruser, Madeline, The Art of Practicing. New York: Bell Tower, 1997.
  • Coyle, Daniel, The Talent Code. New York, N. Y.: Bantam Dell, 2009.
  • Green, Barry and W. Timothy Gallwey, The Inner Game of Music. Garden City, N. Y.: Anchor Press/Doubleday, c1986.
  • King, Robert, Brass Players Guide. North Easton: Robert King Music Sales, Inc.
  • Nachmanovich, Stephen, Free Play: Impovisation in Life and Art. Los Angeles: Jeremy Tarcher, Inc. 1990.
  • Papopos, Janice, The Performing Artists Handbook. Cincinnati: Writer’s Digest Books, 1984.
  • Rilke, Rainer M., Letters to a Young Poet. Translation by M. D. Herter Norton. New York: Norton, 1954.
  • Rubinstein, Arthur, My Younger Years. New York: Alfred Knopf, 1973.
  • Ristad, Eloise, Soprano on her Head. Moab, UT: Real People Press, 1982.
  • Sherman, Russel, Piano Pieces. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1996.
  • Waitzkin, Josh, The Art of Learning. New York: Free Press, 2008.
  • Werner, Kenny, Effortless Mastery: liberating the master musician within. New Albany, IN: Jamey Aebersold Jazz, c1996.