Brass Fundamentals is the expanded version of Back to Basics for Trumpeters. As an expanded version, this book presents an in-depth exploration of the lessons of Vincent Cichowicz. Within its pages, the reader will find thirteen appendices that include the edited interviews the author conducted with Cichowicz, selected Cichowiczâ€™s master classesâ€”edited by the authorâ€”and two sample applied trumpet lessons. In addition, the author included edited interviews with Frank Kaderabekâ€”Cichowiczâ€™s long time colleague and friendâ€”the late William Fielderâ€”well known Professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jerseyâ€”and John Cvejanovichâ€”long time first call trumpeter in Chicago and a former Cichowicz student. Altogether, this book will prove to be an invaluable source for brass aficionados, teachers, students, and brass performers.