Launch Pad for Trumpet: Blast Off! Tone and Technique by Cindy Gould is appropriate for beginning trumpet players.
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Launch Pad for Trumpet: Blast Off! Tone and Technique encourages healthy fundamentals from the very first day of playing. Designed to develop trumpet skills in fun and practical ways, there are nine sections devoted to various trumpet skills, goals at the beginning of each section, and tips scattered throughout. Written in a style appealing to youngsters, this book is the perfect compliment to traditional band methods.
"In Launch Pad, Ms. Gould has presented us with a well thought out, organized plan to assist the beginning trumpet player in the development of the basic skills so necessary in becoming a solid performer. Not to be overlooked in this book are the tips and admonitions so beneficial in helping the student achieve a good balance of all elements—a balance that will lead to slow, steady progress. I believe the exercises in this book provide the beginning trumpeter with solid building blocks to devlop a fundamentally sound approach to trumpet playing." — Marie Speziale, Associate Principal Trumpet (retired), Cincinnati Symphony
Cindy Gould has been a member of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra since 1985 and became principal trumpet in 2001. Additionally she serves as the librarian and personnel manager of FSO as well as office manager. She also maintains a private studio and freelances in the northern Arizona area. She is a member of the NAU Elden Brass (faculty brass quintet) and also performs with the Flagstaff Symphony Brass Quintet. She has taught trumpet and liberal studies classes at Kansas State University, Wright State University and Northern Arizona University. She is an alumna of the Aspen Music Festival.
While living in Cincinnati she was a member of the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Hamilton Symphony Orchestra, and Ohio Valley Brass Quintet. Additionally she regularly performed with the Cincinnati Symphony, Cincinnati Opera and Cincinnati May Festival Orchestras. In Seattle she was a member of the Washington Brass Ensemble, Bellevue Philharmonic, and Washington Wind Symphony and additionally performed with the Seattle Symphony and Evergreen Brass Quintet.
She has also performed in the 1996 and 1998 Arizona Opera productions of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Her teachers include Louis Ranger, Susan Slaughter, Marie Speziale, and Philip Collins.