Play Broadway (Trumpet/ECD) - Play SeriesJohn Kember (music arranger)
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New York's famous Broadway is home to some of the best musicals ever written, and nowhere better represents the glitz and glamour of the stage. Play Broadway (Trumpet/ECD) features 10 of the best shows from across the decades - from classic greats Anything Goes and The Sound of Music to Grease, Chicago and The Lion King. All the songs have been carefully arranged for the Intermediate (Grades 3-5) player by John Kember, with fun backing tracks and piano accompaniments to download from the enhanced CD.
Publisher: Faber Music Ltd
Number of pages: 16
Weight: 107 g
Dimensions: 305 x 229 mm
I am a great fan of using popular music for improving pupils' technique. Recently my Junior Concert Band's saxophone section played a set of chromatically moving quavers at a driving tempo constantly for 32 bars in an arrangement of Danny Elfman's Batman Theme. These players would not have had the same enthusiasm for the same passage had it been presented to them in a dry study book. If you meet pupils halfway with their taste in music, they often respond well, and Richard Harris's Play Hollywood book has some good examples of this approach. The first tune in the book (the theme from Star Wars) transcribes well for a grade 4-5 trumpet player with its challenging fanfare triplets in the main theme, and exacting entries on the anticipated first beat of the bar on a semiquaver. There isn't a trumpet player I know between the ages of 10 and 14 that doesn't want to play the James Bond theme, and the repeated semiquavers, originally played on guitar, are of great benefit to developing trumpeter's tonguing technique. Chariots of Fire provides long phrases which are good for the development of legato, and the crotchet triplets in the theme provide a useful exercise in rhythmic spacing. ... The CD, as well as providing a playalong accompaniment, also provides a written out piano accompaniment part in the form of a PDF file which can be downloaded onto your PC.
Music Teacher, July 2009