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 Mendez, 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! ©2004.