The book is divided into four sections:
• A review of DeRosa’s personal life.
• DeRosa’s career (including a historical perspective of the
Los Angeles recording industry and his impact and
influence on it).
• A concise and direct description and analysis of his playing
and teaching methods including insights into both technique and musicianship.
• Appendices, exercises, and photographs
This book is the result of a number of years of research including over 60 interviews with DeRosa, his colleagues, and former students, as well as numerous print resources. It should provide invaluable information to all brass instrumentalists, not just horn players.
Carved in Stone is an extraordinary and well-deserved tribute to Vincent DeRosa and his contributions to the music world.
Kurt Snyder; French horn, Los Angeles recording industry; horn instructor, Idyllwild Arts: “Todd Miller’s work on the playing and teaching of Vincent DeRosa, undoubtedly the greatest studio horn player ever, is on a par with Wind and Song,” the book about Arnold Jacobs. The information in Miller’s book is presented in a clear and concise manner in Vince’s own words. It is of great interest and value to any wind player. I will definitely be using it in my teaching.”