Free Sheet Music- Amazing Grace “A Study In Alternate Fingerings”

I am aware that this is not a Trumpet Ensemble piece but I dare you to play it at the tempo indicated with the fingerings listed.

If you have a “Hot Shot” trumpet playing friend that you have been wanting to put in his/her place, just ask them if they can play Amazing Grace from the sheet music………

Let me know what happens.

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2 Comments on "Free Sheet Music- Amazing Grace “A Study In Alternate Fingerings”"

  • Betty Visocan

    Great exercise! I was attracted to it because I find myself using alt fingerings at bit more now in a run, arpeggio, or to trill on the same note in a jazz class at the local community college. Sometimes the alternate just blends better on a certain long note with the other players of the ensemble. I can’t wait to try it with the trumpet section of our Senior Citizen band, because it makes the point that we all need to use the adjustment of the third slide (on some notes) to stay in tune. Everybody seems to believe they are “factory tuned”. Thanks so much!

  • Bruce Chidester

    Glad to help.

    You might be interested in knowing that the great early jazz cornet player Bix
    was criticized for using fingerings other than the usual and I am convinced that
    he used them to play more in tune.

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