Tribute to William Adam Method Book - His Teachings & His Routine, by Charley Davis
William Adam was the legendary trumpet teacher at Indiana University who's "Adam Routine" or "Adam Method" is often misunderstood as one singular, inflexible approach to playing or that it represents mindless repetition of routine exercises.
In this extensive book, Charley Davis has gathered and presents, not only Mr. Adam's brew of musical materials, but specific instructions on playing them
and a great deal of biographical and anecdotal reports that flesh out the
atmosphere in which Adam did his teaching.
This book could only be written by Adam's own students and their contributions to this work are a fitting tribute to their admiration for the man.
For the rest of us too, having this source material made available is
100 pages, coil bound, with contributions by Robert J. Baca, Gary Cordell,
Diane Davis-Deckard, John Harbaugh, Larry Hall, Jerry Hey, Phil Jordan, James
OBanion, Dr. Karl Sievers, Robert Slack, Dr. George Tsoutsouris, and Gregory