The book is called “Flexus: Trumpet Calisthenics for the Modern more modern styles of music, particularly contemporary jazz improvisation. Flexus – Trumpet Calisthenics For The Modern Improvisor Complete Modern Method for Trumpet or Cornet $ Modern Concepts In Jazz Improvisation. Flexus. Uploaded by Stelarson Sinnerman. flexibility exercise for trumpet. Copyright: Laurie Frink & John McNeil – . Calisthenics_For_Brass. pdf.

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I like the text explaining the exercises along with the included CD. Trumpet Calesthenics for the Modern Improvisor. No book, regardless of how excellent it is, will replace good lessons and excellent practice habits.

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Never thought about increasing and decreasing the dynamics when playing them until this book. The first book to deal with the unique physical demands of improvising on the trumpet.

So far my son is seeing significant improvement in the areas being tackled, but bear in mind he practices daily. Pages with related products.

I work on calesthenics, articulations by Edwin Goldman single tonguing 16ths at bpm or better-cleanly and tongue level exercises in the morning; afternoon, long tones and scales and intervals, and technique exercise; evening etudes and exerts from various pieces of work. I’ve had this book for modegn little while now and I don’t know why I hesitated to start with this book first of other trumpet books I purchased. This doesn’t mean to play them with a poor sound, support, etc.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. This is also the first time that I have picked up my trumpet and played it consistently for over a year in almost 20 years. Customers who bought this item also bought.


Flexus – Trumpet Calisthenics For The Modern Improvisor

Learn more about Amazon Prime. It’s only been two weeks of working through the exercises in the book – and several days were gig days so I did not practice this material – but I already feel like I can sense a difference in my flexibility, endurance, and tone production. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I’m hoping that this trend will continue as I progress with the Flexus material.

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We bought it on the recommendation of my son’s trumpet teacher my son is an advanced student and his teacher teaches at 3 colleges with very strong trumpet programs, so knows about teaching trumpet. Buy now at GazonG Press. Gazong Press; Ror edition September 23, Language: I’ve started practicing everyday for 3 hours split into 1 hour sessions since Jan ‘ I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

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Really they were just making me really tired. I believe it will help me pull the horn away form the chops when playing and hopefully increase my endurance by not overworking what doesn’t need to be working. See and discover other items: Add all improiser to Cart Add all three to List.

If you are impoviser seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The first book to deal with the unique physical demands of improvising on the trumpet.

I like the emphasis on air stream. To this end, FLEXUS asks the student to momentarily put aside the study of music itself and instead practice the yhe movements involved in playing the instrument. I like the lip trill exercise. By the way, this book has totally changed my playing for the better! Modern Flexibilities for Brass.


FLEXUS: Trumpet Calisthenics For The Modern Improvisor

Keep in mind these are exercises not music. I also must say, since switching to TCE, as used by Claude Gordon, Hebert Clarke and others, after being pointed in the falisthenics direction but other musicians, I am playing better than I was in college with less effort.

I play something from Flexus everyday. It could be real easy to overdo some of these exercises or attempt exercises that are not yet possible and create some bad habits, or worse, do some real damage. I would highly recommend this book for those who are looking to make trumpet playing less of improvisef obstacle so that musical expression can become easier and more natural.

To improvise effectively, the physical act of playing trmpet to be conditioned reflex. Contains a personal history of jazz trumpet, articulation, valve technique, and alternate fingerings. One person found this helpful. Carmine Caruso – Musical Calisthenics for Brass. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Freedom of expression is only possible when the physical demands of playing are under control.