JOURNEYS BY TRUMPET is a collection of short unaccompanied pieces, written to provide students with a steady progression through their studies. 

They include as many aspects of musicianship as possible within each piece: dynamics, articulation, breath management phrasing etc., all of which should be carefully thought about and applied. 

There is also a large element of performance and interpretation in these pieces, giving the player an opportunity to tell a story, or set a mood, rather than being just a technical exercise. 

Whatever level you have achieved on your trumpet, there will be something for you in this selection of pieces, and I hope you enjoy playing them.

I am extremely indebted to Mr. Mark O’Keeffe, Principal Trumpet with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, for his brilliant recordings of these studies that you can listen to by clicking on the links below.

Mark Elvin.

You can also download the individual pieces for £1.49 to £1.79 each.

  1. START AND STOP
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2. TOO MUCH RUM FOR THE PIRATE

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3. ARE WE THERE YET?

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4. THE FLEA

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5. ROLLERCOASTER

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6. JIGGIN’

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7. SACRED SPIRIT

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8. CARNIVAL TIME

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9. HEMIOLA WALTZ

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10. ECHO SAMBA

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11. STEALTHY APPROACH

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12. LONG JOHN SILVER’S WALTZ

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13. THE FLAME

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14. THE UNICYCLE

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15. THE LINE

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16. BOP-TASTIC

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