Clinical Notes on Trumpet Playing reads like a tell-all book about lead trumpet playing. Deep secrets thus far only available by word of mouth from master to disciple. Roger's writing is simple and engaging. He weaves the story of his early years and his encounters with some of the legendary first call players in Hollywood - Bud Brisbois, Bobby Shew, Maynard Ferguson, et all - as well as very grateful nods to his earliest mentors, John Renaldo and Laroon Holt. Breathing, Range, Endurance, Embouchure types, Aperture, Mouthpiece placement, Tongue manipulation, Jaw positioning, Pucker and Whistle technique, Mouthpieces, Equipment - Roger covers it all, and more! This is a book for the accomplished and advancing trumpeter. Clinical Notes on Trumpet Playing is not just a high note book, it's about the music!