Piccolo Trumpet Studies by Phil Collins
Piccolo Trumpet Studies contains 105 etudes of easy to moderate difficulty, with a focus on control, tone, ease of playing and intonation with the same security expected on the larger trumpets. Technical challenges are framed in musical contexts, frequently referencing specific composers or pieces. As the pieces are written an octave below where they sound on piccolo, they are fully playable on larger horns as well. The book is prefaced with four pages of concise but insightful advice for approaching the piccolo trumpet. This is a welcome addition to the scant repertoire of studies for piccolo trumpet.