Modern Etudes for Solo Trumpet

by Cameron Pearce


Really enjoying the book and everyone's performance... very well done, and indeed, quite inventive etudes!”
— Randy Brecker


A unique set of jazz etudes for the contemporary trumpet player, featuring a CD with etudes played by Dave Douglas, Ingrid Jensen, Scott Wendholt, Terell Stafford, Nicholas Marchione and author Cameron Pearce.

  • Featuring recorded performances of each etude by some of the greatest jazz trumpeters in the world today, Modern Etudes for Solo Trumpet is a twenty-first century contribution to the lineage of musical studies for trumpet like Brandt and Charlier.
  • A book of challenging yet highly enjoyable etudes that apply to the technical and musical needs of both the aspiring and the accomplished player in todays jazz trumpet arena.
  • Featuring new compositions for solo trumpet as well as new melodies over popular standards such as But Not for Me, All the Things You Are and Honeysuckle Rose.
  • Combines a variety of stylistic elements ranging from the very early stages of Jazz to the newer harmonic and intervallic concepts yielding a very creative and beautiful set of studies.
  • A collection of inventive etudes that provide a unique contribution to the solo trumpet repertoire. 43 pages including an accompanying CD.

Sample Endorsements

Modern Etudes for Solo Trumpet by trumpeter/composer Cameron Pearce is one of the finest etude books to hit the market in quite some time. A must for the seasoned professional searching for fresh materials as well as the aspiring player seeking to raise her/his 'game.'”
— Ray Vega

A fantastic practice environment. After a month of practicing from Cameron's book my sound is more focused, the slots are more defined and I am more confident while taking chances in my melodic lines. And its thrilling to hear my favorite trumpet players perform the etudes. I recommend this book to all!”
— Tim Hagans

Finally, an etude book for contemporary trumpet players that is both inspiring and musically applicable.”
— Ingrid Jensen

These etudes are great! They are very well-crafted and musical! I am reminded, as I listen back to the tracks I played on, just how challenging they can be as well. I know you will enjoy these.”
— Scott Wendholt