Book

Sound the Trumpet: The John Wilbraham Trumpet Method
by Matthew Booth.
ISBN 0 85249 860 8

Probably the most important book on the subject to have appeared in recent years, Sound the Trumpet encapsulates the musical philosophy of John Wilbraham, one of the 20th-century’s most eminent and colourful trumpet players and teachers.

Matthew Booth, himself a former student, explains how knowledge of Wilbraham’s unique insights into the art and craft of playing the instrument can benefit all performers, whether beginners or professionals. Drawing his teacher’s witty sayings and pithy technical analyses into a comprehensive system, he has produced a complete and indispensable guide to mastery of the trumpet, amounting to nothing less than the ‘Wilbraham Method’.