This book is short and sweet. I have been performing and teaching brass performance for a number of years, and this book encompasses several approaches I have learned to brass playing. It is easy to read, functional, and eliminated many aloof ideas about how to play a brass instrument. The work covers everything from breathing, how to develop *your* tone, and even tips and guidance on auditioning. I would highly recommend this book to High School students who want to further thier music education. It will help you build very solid foundation, and help guide you into the many years of music to come. This book should also be in the library of any music educator, whether it be middle, high school, undergrad, advanced, or doctoral studies. It truly is a Brass Bible!