Rafael Méndez (1904 – 1982), Edward Gibney

Prelude to Brass Playing

R. Méndez: Prelude to Brass Playing, 1Blech (0)
forBrass instrument
Musical EditionsMusic lesson book
Item no.554239
Author / ComposerRafael Méndez, Edward Gibney
Scope96 pages
Release year2004
Publisher / ProducerCarl Fischer
Producer No.CF -TXT3


Teachers, parents, students and players of all ages and levels will find important information and great insight into brass playing from one of the world’s greatest practitioners of the trumpet, Rafael Méndez, in this book. Produced in collaboration with noted brass educator Edward Gibney, this guide is written in an inviting style that will inspire, inform and clarify. This thorough text covers proper care of one’s instrument, breathing, embouchure, intonation, registration, and much more. Everything a brass player needs to know in one comprehensive book!


  • Preface by Michael Sachs
  • Initiation into Music
  • Chapter 1: You and This Book
  • Chapter 8: Breathing
  • Chapter 3: Embouchure Training
  • Chapter 4: Embouchure Training: 1st Week-Preparing the Lips
  • Chapter 5: Embouchure Training: 2nd Week-Mouthpiece Practice
  • Chapter 6: The Instrument
  • Chapter 7: Embouchure Training: 3rd Week-Instrument Practice
  • Chapter 8: Reading Music
  • Chapter 9: Intonation
  • Chapter 10: Tone Development
  • Chapter 11: Register Development
  • The Road to Success
  • Appendix 1: A Brief History of Brass Instrument
  • Appendix 2: Transposition
  • Appendix 3: Teacher and Pupil
  • Appendix 4: Letter to Parents
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