Customer Reviews for Favorite Movie Themes - Trumpet
Location: from Greensboro, NC
November 11, 2012
I like these selections. The variety is nice and they are simple enough to allow me to focus on my sound quality.
13 of 22 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Madrid, Spain
October 12, 2012
Great songs, thoroughly enjoy playing them and the book is worth it just for that. The CD is simply awful. Could of been an amazing combination but can now at best be described as great.
9 of 22 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Forster, NSW Australia
March 2, 2012
A great collection of wonderful themes from movies. My beginner students love this book from 6 months learning and onwards. Most are quite easy and the accommpaniment CD encourages practise. Highly recommend.
32 of 77 people found this review helpful.
July 14, 2010
never ending Fun
This was the first book on music I bought, and have never wanted another since though the music isn't difficult it is such timeless music that I can never grow tired of it. and even better there is a disk to tell you how to play the music as well. All around this is one of the best musical collections I have ever been so lucky as to play.
68 of 129 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Virginia
October 13, 2009
CD was a big disappointment
The sheet music itself is fine, but I was horribly disappointed with the CD. I expected the CD to be nicely orchestrated like the actual movie themes. Instead they are very jivy versions - NOT what I expected or wanted. In the past, we have purchased other pieces for flute (Lord of the Rings) that had the soundtrack-type orchestration so this was a bit of a surprise. I am leary of making another purchase without knowing what the music is like. Some may be fine with the music style, but this CD was a waste of money for me.
82 of 178 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Livonia, New York
March 13, 2009
I purchased this book for my 12 year old grandson who is in his second year on the trumpet. He jumped up from the table and pumped his arms and raced to get his trumpet to try out the songs. We were able to recognize the theme to Jurassic Park on his first try! He loves this movie music. Some of them are a little challenging, but he is keeping at it. Makes getting him to practice each day for the school band much easier!!
86 of 177 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Lexington, IN
February 20, 2009
Easy but fun
I love this music, I just wish it was a little bit more difficult so it doesnt sound as monotoned...i guess i could change it up myself...lol I like it a lot tho.
75 of 170 people found this review helpful.
Location: from kansas city
February 19, 2009
favorite music themes
for the show themes in this it was great. not too difficult just fun
77 of 146 people found this review helpful.
Location: from woodbury nj
February 13, 2009
For the Beginner
As an Intermediate/Advanced trumpet player, I wish there was a more accurate description of this accompaniment project. It's obviously for a Beginner. With no samples (printed or audible) I purchased this blind and was disappointed to find that it is not what I was hoping for. Lesson Learned: In the future, I will not purchase anything that I cannot see and hear a sample of.
36 of 69 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Clyde, OH
January 15, 2009
Playing songs from Movies is cool
I really like this book because it's fun playing songs from movies I know. I would recommend this book to other beginner trumpet players.
29 of 58 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Burlington, WA
September 25, 2008
The perfect book
It was a great book for personal practice, easy to play. I wish it could have been a little bigger, but, all is well.
26 of 64 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Redding CA
July 14, 2008
Have a blast while practicing!
I play in a community band and during the summer I sometimes get a bit lazy to practice. This books makes it fun! I am going to buy more.
30 of 72 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Cameron Park, California
March 26, 2008
Better for intermediate level
The themes were pretty good. As an advanced student, playing trumpet for five years, these songs were fairly easy to me. I would have to say that the Mission:Impossible Theme may be a bit harder for a begginer, but the rest of the songs are great for intermediate level students.
36 of 65 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Merseyside, England
January 17, 2008
Popular with young students
Having tried several "popular" CD books with my students, I still come back to this book. It has some easy arrangements but also more challenging e.g.Mission Impossible, Raiders. The backing tracks are good quality with a good beat so easy to follow.
34 of 70 people found this review helpful.
Location: from San Diego, CA
December 20, 2007
A bit disappointing
The themes were mostly OK but only a few were really impressive so far as a good audience piece to play for others.
35 of 69 people found this review helpful.
December 19, 2007
mediocre at best
Only a couple decent songs. Not worth the money.
30 of 64 people found this review helpful.
C. G. Williams
Location: from Thibodaux, Louisiana
August 23, 2007
Retired music lover . . .
I'm in early retirement and am attempting to regain some of my trumpet playing skills from my high school/college days. I would like to join the community band in our town, but am badly out of shape. These books with play-a-long CD are at a perfect level for me. It's difficult to find sheet music of this quality in my local music stores. I will definitely order more. Thanks
36 of 61 people found this review helpful.
June 17, 2007
a vary good book for intermediate players i enjoy the apallo 13 theme a lot and the CD is sweet
29 of 59 people found this review helpful.
Location: from bitburg, germany
December 11, 2005
awesome book you have to get it
i thought it was fun to play it was a little easy for my experience, but i love to get my buddies together and we play out of it a lot. it has a lot of popular songs that are fun to play so get this book.
33 of 64 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Abilene, Tx
January 29, 2005
THIS IS COOL
everyone should buy this book it is fun and some what easy. Kids want to play something they haver heard of and theses are the ones. You get the cd that is so awsome with it it is like a whole band in your room buy this book it is neat-o
37 of 65 people found this review helpful.
Location: from United Kingdom
October 8, 2003
I found the music entertaining with a good band backing.
40 of 70 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Niagara Falls, CA
October 29, 2002
a writer can write the same piece many different ways to increase the difficulty and make it sound more interesting/enthralling. I found this to be too easy, i played it in my first year playing trumpet, i'm now in 5th, and haven't found anything comprable with higher skill level
34 of 80 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Vernon BC Canada
September 18, 2000
A Great Book! (and I give it 4.5 Stars)
MAN!,This one blew me away. I could'nt wait till I got home from the music store. I poped the CD into my pimpin' stereo system and then BOOM! A bunch of synthesized music. I was expecting a actual band to be playing but I guess thats what your going to get. Either than that that was the only disapointment I had. It has begginer, intermediate, and some intermediate/advanced all mixed in. Because of this You can start off with a simple song (Appollo 13), then a more compex song (Forrest Gump), then to some cool songs! (Raiders March, Mission Impossble) I highly recomend it to kids (since im a kid myself) and to band teachers everywhere. Kids dont want to play Prelude and Fuge the fist year into band. They want to learn Movie and TV themes and cool songs. With this in mind go buy it NOW! (and its a good price to!)
27 of 55 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Rockaway, NJ
July 24, 2000
Fun Filled Book for a Child
This book is very fun for a kid because it has a variety of music themes such as "Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, Chariots of Fire," and much more.
38 of 66 people found this review helpful.