Due to the popularity of Ben Tompsett's book series 'Ultimate Funk Grooves' for Tenor, Alto and Flute, Ben has now produced a version for Brass instruments.
Funk and its infectious style, remains a popular part of the music we listen to today. Timeless recordings from such artists as James Brown, The Commadores, Stevie Wonder, The Meters, The Crusaders, Brecker Brothers, The Average White Band, Sly & The Family Stone, Tower Of Power, Prince, The Blackbyrds, Manu Dibango, Maceo Parker, Junior Walker & The All Stars, and many more, continue to enjoy massive popularity and have had a major influence on contemporary music styles, such as Hip-Hop, Rap and R&B.
The Trumpet in Funk music has its place not only in the horn section so often heard in this genre but also as a dynamic solo instrument. This book contains ninety-two riffs that showcase the different ways in which the soloist can create a distinct Funk sound to their playing. The audio CD that comes with the book contains thirty-one different grooves that accompany each of the riffs, influenced by the aforementioned artists, and covers a wide range of different funk styles from the mid sixties to the present day. The book is intended for the musician who wants to practically develop their playing style and improvisation technique in this genre.