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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To improvise turmpet, 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 you keep track of books you want to read. Open Preview See a Problem? Lists with This Book.
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This results in muscular balance, which leads to greater facility and endurance. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Alan rated it really liked it Jun 21, Other books by John McNeil: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Preview — Flexus by Laurie Frink. Eugene Ratner marked it as to-read Jun 15, Want to Read saving….
Thanks for telling us about the problem. As every trumpet player knows, playing an extended solo often results in playing the trumpet less correctly as the solo goes glexus.
Flexus – Trumpet Calisthenics For The Modern Improvisor
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. Paperbackpages. Books by Laurie Frink.
Jordan Katz rated it it was trujpet Jan 17, Chris rated it really liked it Oct 21, Return to Book Page. It does not judge itself for its failures, but simply tries again.
To improvise effectively, the physical act of playing needs to be a conditioned reflex. The first book to deal with the unique physical demands of improvising on the trumpet.
Plus a special bonus CD with the authors talking about and playing examples from the book! Theo Bartels added it Jan 18, Contains a personal history of jazz trumpet, articulation, valve technique, and alternate fingerings. Diogenes Peregrino is currently reading it Sep 19, Charles Baker rated it really liked it Jul 24, Thanks to Laurie and John for creating the new standard.
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Brian Carr rated it it was amazing Aug 08, Alexander Kienle rated it it was amazing May 16, To this end, Flexus asks the student to momentarily put trumpte the study of music itself and instead practice the musical movements involved in playing the instrument. John has led his own groups since the late ‘s and has recorded many critically acclaimed CD’s.
When given a consistent tempo, muscles coordinate much more easily. Flexus is the most important trumpet method book of the new millennium. Learning comes through exposure and repetition – you expose yourself to what you want to learn and then repeat the exposure. To ask other trumept questions about Flexusplease sign up. No trivia or quizzes yet. What we call coordination is just the synchronized movement of muscles in time. Refresh and try again. Freedom of expression is only possible when the physical demands of playing are under control.