Mitchell on Trumpet is revered by educators around the globe and stands unequaled by any other published approach for trumpet. This proven curriculum will guide any ambitious student on a path towards performance excellence. It takes you from the beginning to the extreme limits of the horn through a gradual progression of 82 balanced lessons developing your range from low F# to G above high C.
Mitchell on Trumpet - Book 4 is the final chapter of this exciting journey beginning with Lesson 64 and continues with many advanced concepts while extending the student’s range to Double High G. The exercises and studies cover all phases of playing with the ultimate goal of acquiring and maintaining a strong flexible embouchure. The included CD contains all of the possible combinations of the final tune in the book, The Flight of the Bumblebee, arranged for Trumpet and Piano, written in two Concert keys, G minor and A minor.
Pappy often said, "Perfect practice makes perfect, careless practice makes mediocrity, and no practice makes nothing." Since every individual has their own unique set of strengths and challenges, the time necessary to devote to studying this method will vary from student to student. The important thing is to establish a structured schedule that is appropriate for you.
There are countless professionals, educators, and performers who claim that Mitchell on Trumpet is the most complete trumpet method ever written. The student who completes Mitchell’s Method will be among a select few who possess the endurance, technique, and flexibility needed to conquer any obstacle that they may encounter in any musical passage ever written for trumpet.
This Book 4 as well as all others in the series is dedicated to Harold’s son, Ollie Mitchell. His tireless pursuit to see his Pappy’s work published and brought back to life for future generations of professional artists is one of the many reasons that we at Santorella Publications feel that it is our obligation to forge forward. Ollie touched so many lives in his lifetime, as did his father, but as fate would have it, Ollie was peacefully reunited with his Pappy when he passed away at home surrounded by family and friends on May 11, 2013.