"Trumpet Basics" is a landmark method by one of the leading figures in trumpet education. It starts at absolute beginner level and progresses to about Grade 2. There are 20 stages, each section includes a wonderful variety of concert pieces from the great composers, traditional tunes and fun, original exercises, 'finger gyms' and 'warm ups' to help establish a sound technique, 'factfiles' and 'quizzes' to teach notation and general musicianship, helpful, clear 'fingering charts' and 'rhythm boxes' and great illustrations. An accompaniment CD is available separately (0-571-52168-1) which contains all the accompaniments to all the pieces as well as providing additional parts for the duets and trios. Alternatively, there is also a Book/CD edition (0-571-52286-6).