Flil][l[1il. ONE. BASTC FLEXtBtLtTtES. Flexibility is the most fundamental trumpet skill. Maintaining a steady airstream is necessary for good flexibiliry and. FLEXUS – Trumpet calisthenics for the modern improvisor. Book cover. As the subtitle says, this book is trumpet calisthenic for the modern improvisor. But what . Has anyone used the Flexus book and found it helpful? I am Custom Calicchio Trumpet in lacquer w/a 2 bell and 2 leadpipe. Please go to.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The first book to deal with the unique physical demands of improvising on the trumpet.
It stands with Arban, Clarke, Schlossberg, Stamp and Caruso as standard material for any serious student of the trumpet. This results in muscular balance, which leads to greater facility and endurance. Charles Baker rated it really liked it Jul trhmpet, Freedom of expression is only possible when the physical demands of playing are under control.
A comprehensive study of modern jazz trumpet playing. Return to Book Page.
FLEXUS: Trumpet Calisthenics For The Modern Improvisor
Books by Laurie Frink. John has led his own groups since the late ‘s and has recorded many critically acclaimed CD’s.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Chris rated it really liked it Oct 21, 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.
To improvise effectively, the physical act of playing needs to be a conditioned reflex – freedom of expression is only possible when the physical demands of playing are under control. Alan rated it really liked it Jun 21, Refresh and try again.
Flexus: Trumpet Calesthenics for the Modern Improvisor by Laurie Frink
Theo Bartels added it Jan 18, Jordan Katz rated it it was amazing Jan 17, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Other books by Trumoet McNeil: What we call coordination is just the synchronized movement of muscles in time.
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Learning comes through exposure and repetition – you expose yourself to what you want to learn and then repeat the exposure.
It does not judge itself for its failures, but simply tries again.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Contains a personal history of jazz trumpet, articulation, valve technique, and alternate fingerings. The great brass teacher Carmine Caruso used the analogy of a baby learning to walk; the baby experiences nothing but failure in its attempts until the first successful step. Diogenes Peregrino is currently reading it Sep 19, Catherine Jolly rated it it was amazing Dec 23, As every trumpet player knows, playing an extended solo often results in playing the trumpet less correctly as the solo goes on.
Thanks to Laurie and John for creating the new standard.
Flexus: Trumpet Calesthenics for the Modern Improvisor
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