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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This results in muscular balance, which leads to greater facility and endurance.
What we call coordination is just the synchronized movement of muscles in time. The first book to deal with the unique physical demands of improvising on the trumpet.
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Learning comes through exposure and repetition – you expose yourself to what you want to learn and then repeat the exposure. Jordan Katz rated it it was amazing Jan 17, Brian Carr rated it it was amazing Aug 08, trum;et Thanks to Laurie and John for creating flexuus new standard. To ask other readers questions about Flexusplease sign up. 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.
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To this end, FLEXUS tgumpet the student to momentarily put aside the study of music itself and instead practice the muscular movements involved in playing the instrument. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.
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Flexus is the most important trumpet method book of the new millennium. Alexander Kienle rated it it was amazing May 16, It stands with Arban, Clarke, Schlossberg, Stamp and Caruso as standard material for any serious student of the trumpet. Lists with This Book. Eugene Ratner marked it as to-read Jun 15, Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Lakshya marked it as to-read May 10, Want to Read saving…. John has led his own groups since the late ‘s and has recorded many critically acclaimed CD’s. A comprehensive study of modern jazz trumpet playing.
FLEXUS: Trumpet Calisthenics For The Modern Improvisor
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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. Jacob rated it it was amazing Jun 17, Open Preview See a Problem? By the way, this book has totally changed my playing for the better!
Contains a personal history of jazz trumpet, articulation, valve technique, and alternate fingerings. As every trumpet player knows, playing an extended solo often results in playing trummpet trumpet less correctly as the solo goes on. Refresh and try again.
Chris rated it really liked it Oct 21, To improvise effectively, the physical act of playing trukpet to be a conditioned reflex. When given a consistent tempo, muscles coordinate much more easily.
Charles Baker rated it really liked it Jul 24, No trivia or quizzes yet. Preview — Flexus by Laurie Frink. Paperbackpages. Other books by John McNeil: Theo Bartels added it Jan 18,