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method books for high school age students?

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I think mostly they want reading skills and maybe some jazz training. What method book would you give to your average 9th grader. At that age I was playing arban and Clarke technique studies on trumpet. Its been a while since I taught a high school student. I guess rubank is old school. I can do the ferling etudes if shes got chops. but I suspect she will be playing not at that level. What do you guys use for written etude books? Im currently working out of the Locour etudes but thats way too hard? Ideas? K
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The Lennie Niehaus books "Jazz Conception" are good too. I did those, Rubank (Selected Studies and Advanced Method), Rhythms Complete and Klose 25 Daily Exercises in high school. That was 30 years ago but I still use them with my students now. Some of the newer series of books I have used are "approaching the Standards" and "Jazz Conception" by Jim Snidero. I didn't do Ferling or Viola until college. I love the Viola books but I have yet to meet anyone who has ever done volume 3!
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