13 energizing etudes covering all aspects of contemporary trumpet playing. These comprehensive studies run the gamut of styles and approaches: scales, intervals, four part chorale, jazz phrasing, rock horn section, upper and lower registers, lead playing, etc. The accompanying CD, which includes demonstrations by Phil Smith, Randy Brecker and Jim Hynes, enables you to play along with a trumpet quartet, an acoustic rhythm section, a rock horn section, a big band brass section, as well as contemporary synthesizer tracks. An important resource for all trumpet players. Includes book and play-along CD.