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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My plan is to spend about minutes a day on Flexus material and use the rest of my practice time on other things – namely music not exercises. I like the emphasis on air stream.

I’ve started practicing everyday for 3 hours split into 1 hour sessions since Jan ‘ Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. I’ve only worked out improvizer the book a couple weeks.

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This is an excellent exercise book for the developing trumpet student. I am back to working on Theo Charlier 1 and other pieces that are a challenge to endurance and range. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. So far my son is seeing significant improvement in the areas being tackled, but bear in mind he practices daily.

Different exercises than other method calosthenics I’ve worked out of. They are meant to build strength and endurance not please the ears like a JS Bach melody or a Freddie Hubbard solo. I’ve had this book for a little while now and I don’t know why I hesitated to start with this book first of other trumpet books I purchased.


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To improvise effectively, the physical act of playing needs to be a conditioned reflex. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

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.

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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Well, the book is great, but it is like attending a professional gymnasium for trumpet players. 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.

Highly recommended for any kind of trumpet playing. This book will easily accompany Arban’s, Schlossberg and Charlier on the music stands of trumpeters worldwide.

I found it requires a lot of work maybe more than I can commit to achieve a high standard of playing. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.


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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. Carmine Caruso – Musical Calisthenics for Brass. Set up a giveaway.

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A comprehensive study of modern jazz trumpet playing. Trumpet Calesthenics for the Modern Improvisor.

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 flexsu a difference in my flexibility, endurance, and tone production. Share your thoughts with other customers.

I have seen a great deal of the ideas presented in this book from other trumpeters and from Ms.