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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It’s only been two weeks of working through the exercises in the book – and several days were gig days so Calistheniccs did not practice this material – but I already feel trimpet I can sense a difference in my flexibility, endurance, and tone production.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I have been working on “anchored tonguing” or I have seen a great deal of the ideas presented in this book from other trumpeters and from Ms. By the way, this book has totally changed my playing for the better! No book, regardless of how excellent it is, will replace good lessons and excellent practice habits.

I’ve only worked out of the book a couple weeks. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Several good things to be gained tdumpet purchasing this book. I have already found that trumpet playing has gotten a tiny bit easier.

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Different exercises than other method books I’ve worked out of. Ships from and sold by Amazon. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Keep in mind these are exercises not music. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I like the lip trill exercise. This is an excellent exercise book for the developing trumpet student.


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I play something from Flexus everyday. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. I would highly recommend this book for those who are looking to make trumpet playing less of an obstacle so that miproviser expression can become easier and more natural. We bought it on the recommendation of my son’s trumpet teacher my calisthnics is an advanced student and his teacher teaches at 3 colleges with very strong trumpet programs, so knows about teaching trumpet.

I’m hoping that this trend will continue as I progress with the Flexus material. As every trumpet player knows, playing an extended solo often results in playing the trumpet less correctly as the solo goes on.

FLEXUS: Trumpet Calisthenics For The Modern Improvisor

I work on calesthenics, articulations by Edwin Cslisthenics 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 dlexus and exerts from various pieces of work.

Customers who bought this item also bought. This doesn’t mean to play them with a poor sound, support, etc. See all 40 reviews. I started using this book this April and I don’t know what to say about this book. Not the only workout. This book hit the jackpot! 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. John has led his own groups since the late s and has recorded many critically acclaimed CDs.


Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I wish I bought this book years ago. A comprehensive study of modern jazz trumpet playing. They are meant to build strength and endurance not please the ears like a JS Bach melody or a Freddie Hubbard solo. Last, another book to get that this book is based off of is the Carmine Caruso – Musical Calistenics for Trumpet.

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.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Share your thoughts with other customers. I had to be consistent in fundamentals. Freedom of expression is only possible when the physical demands of playing are under control. Read more Read less.

As every trumpet player knows, playing an extended solo often results in playing the trumpet less correctly as the solo goes on. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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It’s great for younger players though I am in my mid 60s moder it could be good to add to your arsenal of music education books.

It took me four years to develop a decent lip trill. I like the text explaining the exercises along with the included CD. Please try again later. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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