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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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It does not judge itself for its failures, but simply tries again. Flexus is the most important trumpet method book of the new millennium. Brian Carr rated it it was amazing Aug 08, To improvise effectively, the physical act of trujpet needs to be a conditioned reflex.
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What we call coordination is just the synchronized movement of muscles in time. 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 the trumpet less correctly as the solo goes on. Other books by John McNeil: Eugene Ratner marked it as to-read Jun 15, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Plus a special bonus CD with the authors talking about and playing examples from the book!
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Flexus – Trumpet Calisthenics For The Modern Improvisor
Buy now at GazonG Press. A comprehensive study of modern jazz trumpet playing. 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. Goodreads helps f,exus keep track of books you want to read. Diogenes Peregrino is currently reading it Sep 19, Jacob rated it it was amazing Jun 17, Preview — Flexus by Laurie Frink.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Alexander Kienle rated it it was amazing May 16, This results in muscular balance, which leads to greater facility and endurance. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.
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 muscular movements involved in playing the instrument.
John has tru,pet his own groups since the late ‘s and has recorded many critically acclaimed CD’s. No trivia or quizzes yet. Jordan Katz rated it it was amazing Jan 17, Buy now at Amazon. It stands with Arban, Clarke, Schlossberg, Stamp and Caruso as standard material for any serious student of the trumpet.
Learning comes through exposure and repetition – you expose yourself to what you want to learn and then repeat the exposure. Books by Laurie Frink. The first book to deal with the unique physical demands of improvising on the trumpet. Lists with This Book.
Flexus: Trumpet Calesthenics for the Modern Improvisor
When given ttrumpet consistent tempo, muscles coordinate much more easily. Open Preview See a Problem? Catherine Jolly rated it it was amazing Dec 23, Freedom of expression is only possible when the physical demands of playing are under control.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. The great trumept 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.
Theo Bartels added it Jan 18, Alan rated it really liked it Jun 21, Refresh and try again.