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UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

LAMONT SCHOOL OF MUSIC

TRUMPET PEDAGOGY (Thursdays 11-1 PM)


-Syllabus-

Alan Hood
Professor of Trumpet - Trevorrow Hall 400A
Email: alanhoodtrumpet@gmail.com
Phone: 303-587-7590

* The focus of this course primarily centers around the assigned


readings out of the two main texts (see below) and the discussion of
that material. There will also be some assigned supplemental reading
and some pertinent videos to watch. In addition, several projects and
assignments will be due as outlined in detail below.

ASSIGNMENTS & GRADING

Attendance (10%/points)
Class Participation in Discussions (10%)
Notebook (10%) - a detailed notebook will be maintained of all
readings, class discussions, videos, etc.
Two Mini-Teachings (20% total/10% each) - two each, to be assigned
(see class schedule), prepared for and completed within class
List of 25 "Truisms" (5%) - your 25 personal items learned over the
course of this class that you will use as a cornerstone of your
own teaching for the rest of your career and that you believe to be
fundamentally sound and true
Two Observation Reports (10% total/5% each) - observation and 2-
page reports of two lessons you observed outside the trumpet studio
Sample 6-year Collegiate Curriculum (20%) - a detailed, year long
(30 week) curriculum of recommended books, solos, recordings, etc.
(including jazz) that is annotated and includes specific
exercises for a 30-week plan. This is to be submitted as a
typed/word document - Freshman (Peter) & Sophomore
(Christian); Junior (Jake) & Senior (Miles), including recitals; Two
MM Graduate Years, including recitals (Evan); you should consult each
other!
Compiled Document of Important Pedagogical Materials (15%) - a
group submission of important solos, excerpts, etude & study
book, jazz material, duets, recordings and other pedagogical
materials and briefly, WHY each is important! Must be well
organized...
THERE IS NO FINAL EXAM...Grading will be based on the following
scale:
A=90-100% B=80-89% C=70-79% D=60-69% F=below
60%
COURSE SCHEDULE - Winter 2017

CLASS 1
Overview of Syllabus
Video - "Sound the Trumpet": (Fred Sautter)

CLASS 2
READING: Dave Hickman, Trumpet Pedagogy (Hickman Music Editions,
2006), Chapters 1-3 (pp. 1-132)
DISCUSSION

CLASS 3 & 4 (1/17 - 1/19)


READING: Dave Hickman, Trumpet Pedagogy (Hickman Music Editions,
2006), Chapters 4-10 (pp. 133-256)
DISCUSSION

CLASS 5 (1/26 - no class 1/24)


READING: Dave Hickman, Trumpet Pedagogy (Hickman Music Editions,
2006), Chapters 11-15 (pp. 257-387) and peruse appendices!
DISCUSSION

CLASS 6 & 7 (1/31 - 2/2)


READING: Frank Campos, Trumpet Technique (Oxford University Press,
2005), Introduction-Chapter 2 (pp. 3-50); James Morrison
videos
DISCUSSION (Morrison Videos)
MINI-TEACHINGS (approximately 20 minutes each)

*Miles - Will teach Dynamic Control, Aperture Manipulation,


Crescendo/Diminuendo utilizing major scales to Christian

*Christian - Will teach All Melodic Minor Scales, two octaves as


appropriate, with the ideal sound to Peter

*Evan - Will teach multiple tonguing to Miles: (material(s) of your


choice)

CLASS 8 (2/7 - no class 2/9)


READING: Frank Campos, Trumpet Technique (Oxford University Press,
2005), Chapters 3-4 (pp. 51-106)
DISCUSSION

CLASS 9 & 10 (2/14 - 2/16)


READING: Frank Campos, Trumpet Technique (Oxford University Press,
2005), Chapters 5-7 (pp. 106-167)
DISCUSSION
MINI-TEACHINGS (approximately 20 minutes each)

*Jake - Will teach octave slurs to Evan: (material(s) of your choice)

*Peter - Will teach F transposition to Jake: (material(s) of your choice)

*Miles-Will teach style & nuance in Haydn "Concerto" (Mvt. II) to


Christian

CLASS 11 & 12 (2/21 - 2/23)


READING: Supplemental Material: Allen Vizzutti, High Notes for
Trumpet; Don Jacoby, Trumpet Method, Caruso, Calistentics for Brass
DISCUSSION
MINI-TEACHINGS (approximately 20 minutes each)

*Christian - Will teach basic jazz improvisation on "So What" to Jake

*Jake - Will teach lip flexibility (above the staff) to Evan

CLASS 13 (2/28 - no class 3/2)


READING: Supplemental Material: Claude Gordon, Brass Playing Is No
Harder Than Deep Breathing; Bobby Shew, Selected Readings
DISCUSSION

CLASS 14 & 15
READING: Supplemental Material: Arnold Jacobs, Reinhardt & Stamp
(Poper), Selected Readings
DISCUSSION
MINI-TEACHINGS (approximately 20 minutes each)

*Evan - Will teach style and nuance in "Charlier No. 2" to Peter

*Peter - Will teach Beethoven Lenore Calls 2 & 3 to Miles

OVERVIEW OF PERTINENT LITERATURE (be prepared with combined list)


READ TRUISMS
All 6 Assignments Due:
Notebooks
Truisms
Two (2) Observations
Sample Curriculum
Important Pedagogical Materials (Combined)