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 found it requires a lot of work maybe more than I can commit to achieve a high standard of playing.

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I’m hoping that this trend will continue as I progress with the Flexus material. It has been pain staking starting out. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? I like the emphasis on air stream. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Learn more about Amazon Prime. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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As every trumpet player knows, playing an extended solo often results in playing the trumpet less correctly as the solo goes on. This doesn’t mean to play them with a poor sound, support, etc. Different exercises than impgoviser method books I’ve worked out of. Get fast, free shipping with Dlexus Prime. Customers who bought this item also bought. Buy now at Amazon. Keep in mind these are exercises not music. Read reviews that mention carmine caruso trumpet players intermediate and advanced technical skills mcneil and frink trumpet player jazz players caruso method trumpet playing exercises nodern practice flexibility endurance results teacher daily approach build chops.


Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. These guys have a good approach to playing. The first book to deal with the unique physical demands of improvising on the trumpet.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. To this end, Flexus asks the student to momentarily put aside the study of music itself and instead practice the musical movements involved in playing the instrument.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I also must say, since switching to TCE, as used by Claude Gordon, Hebert Clarke and others, after being pointed in the right direction but other musicians, I am playing better than I was in college with less effort. Highly recommended for any kind of trumpet playing. I have been working on “anchored tonguing” or TCE tongue controlled embouchure – better called “spit buzzing” for over a year now and have been struggling with endurance.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. By the way, this book has totally changed my playing for the better! A really fresh approach to lip flexibility from a jazz prospective. One person found this helpful. I’ve had this book for a little while now and I don’t know why I hesitated to start with this foe first of other trumpet books I purchased.


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Thanks to Laurie and John for creating the new standard. I’ve started practicing everyday for 3 hours split into 1 hour sessions since Jan ‘ Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. To improvise effectively, the physical act of playing needs to be a conditioned reflex. To this end, FLEXUS asks the student to momentarily put aside the study of music itself and instead practice flexys musical movements involved in playing the instrument. Never thought about increasing and decreasing the dynamics when playing them until this book.

It’s only been ofr 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.

So far my son is seeing significant improvement in the areas being tackled, but iimproviser in mind he practices daily.