“Upside-Down” Variations on Clarke’s Second Study Volume One for trumpet by Rich Willey (PDF)


Ever get tired of that little Herbert L. Clarke Second Study in his Technical Studies book? ☺ Now you can get all those technical benefits and  build your range while exploring the modes of the major scale.

Gain musical knowledge, hone your technique, train your ears, refine your articulation, develop your upper register and keep practice logs right there in the back of the book.

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Introducing “Upside-Down” Variations on Clarke’s Second Study, Volume One: 24 melodic variations through the 7 modes of the major scale, for trumpet, by Rich Willey.

Based on Herbert L. Clarke’s classic Second Study and now utilizing a range-building approach taught by Donald S. Reinhardt, this book systematically explores the various modes of the major scale. There are 24 “upside-down” permutations of the Second Study resulting in a full exploration of all seven modes of the major scale, 2016 studies in all.

Now you can gain massive amounts of musical knowledge while improving your technique and  your range. Each of the 24 Second Study variations is presented in all 12 keys and through the 7 modes of the major scale: ★ Ionian ★ Dorian ★ Phrygian ★ Lydian ★ Mixolydian ★ Aeolian ★ Locrian. 168 clearly presented pages of material to hone your technique, train your ears, develop your high chops and stimulate the growth of your musicianship.

The text at the front of the book offers suggestions to help you find ways to get the most out of this book. Each page has suggested articulation patterns, and there are two pages of practice logs in the back of the book to help you record and keep track of your progress.

170 pages, this beautifully engraved presentation (24 “upside-down” variations in 12 keys through 7 modes totals 2016 printed studies) is full of material just waiting to help you improve your playing, high register and musicianship by leaps and bounds.

Click here for the hard-copy version, which is GBC comb bound with heavy-duty (10ml) mylar cover and printed on high quality paper, made to last a long time under heavy use.

If you order the PDF version of Variations on Clarke’s Second Study, Volume One, you will be able to download it immediately after your order is processed.



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