Trumpet Badass Tao, by F.A.Pérez-Ferrer

Trumpet Tao

High Intensity Interval Training

Because it is better to have a warrior in your garden than a gardener in the war field.


The Trumpet Tao includes several exercises grouped into different series according to their purpose, in order to acquire the most useful and necessary techniques to improve endurance, strength, power, flexibility, sound and range for the Trumpeter.

Most exercises may sound slightly familiar. To facilitate memorizing I used some well known melodies and other routine exercises, although implementation will be very different as an end or another is pursued.

This humble trumpet player conceived this method from a physical and anatomical plane, so that all the exercises are based on the gymnastic training of the actors involved in the implementation process of the trumpet (facial and abdominal muscles, respiratory system, etc.).

Basically, it seeks for a stronger and more resilient muscle, on which exert greater control, which in turn allows us to optimize the air and energy.

Contents and exercises:

0. Exercices explanation

1. Warm up routine

2. Expanding range

3. Flexibility while expanding range

4. Strength and muscular control H.I.I.T.

5. Power and Resistance

6. Cool down routine

About the Author:

Francisco A. Pérez-Ferrer, born in Alicante (Spain) 1.976.

He began studying trumpet at the Philharmonic Society of Altea, at the age of 11, completed his training at the Conservatory of Music "Oscar Esplá" of Alicante, where he obtained a Diploma in Music Performance (Professional Degree) at the age of 16, and Diploma of Professor of Music at 17. Later he gained his degree of Professor Superior of Music at the Conservatory of Music of Murcia with the highest qualification (#1st. of his promotion). Beside of all those qualifications, he holds a Master in Pedagogy, and is currently studing Music Direction in order to obtain his Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music Diploma (UK).

He has served as Principal Trumpet of the National Youth Orchestra of Spain (1993-1997), Principal Trumpet of the Fine Arts Sinfonia of London (England), principal trumpet of the Military Band of the Brunete Armored Division No. 1, Principal Trumpet of the Symphony Orchestra of Alicante (1996-2000), Guest Trumpet (Assistant Principal) of the RTVE Symphony Orchestra, Principal Trumpet of the Symphony Orchestra of the Region of Murcia, Principal Trumpet of Universal Studios (2002 and 2003), Principal Trumpet the Sinaloa State Orchestra (Mexico), Principal Trumpet at the Cartago Municipal Symphony Orchestra (Costa Rica), Professor at various institutions such as the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra (2.007 and 2.008), having shared the stage with Antoni Ros-Marbá, Christian Zacharias, John Wallace and John Williams at the National Auditorium Spain, Palau de la Música in Valencia, Al Bustan Palace (Sultanate of Oman) or the Royal Albert Hall in London, among others.

He has recorded several movie soundtracks (appearing on 8 cd with various orchestras).

He has also been invited by the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig (Germany) and twice by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, to fill the vacancy of Principal Trumpet -Adolph "Bud" Herseth chair- in 2.003 and 2.004.

At the end of 2004 decided to take a sabbatical to study construction of historical instruments in Rostock (Germany), and has written the only illustrated manual of historical construction of brass instruments in Spanish.

Today is dedicated to teaching (most of his students are Principals at major European orchestras), teaching Master Classes in Latin America, Asia and Europe, as well as playing recitals in England, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Montenegro, Russia, Oman, Israel, Argentina, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and Venezuela.

Francisco A. Pérez-Ferrer plays Kanstul.

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