Calland, Deborah: Top Brass
Twenty-five Progressive Studies for Treble-Clef Brass Instruments
Standard: Elementary to Intermediate
The publication of Top Brass marks the end of dull practice routines divorced from the spirit of real music. Each of Deborah Calland’s 25 progressive studies for treble clef brass instruments is a strong character piece in a compelling jazz, blues or contemporary classical style, with attractive titles to focus the minds of young students. ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ and ‘Upwardly Mobile’ test proficiency in scales. ‘Keep Mum’ and ‘Blowing Blue’ are studies in legato. ‘Tongue-Twister’ is self-explanatory. Designed to take beginners through to the standard required for Grade 5 examinations, Top Brass will be welcomed by all instrumental teachers who wish to sweeten the pill of effective technical training with a dash of musical adventure.