FLEXUS TRUMPET CALISTHENICS PDF
Flexus Trumpet Calisthenics for the Modern Improvisor By John Mckneil Do any of yu out there use this book. If so, what are your thoughts?. Flexus is designed for both classical and jazz improvisors. Deals with the unique physical demands of improvising on trumpet and other brass instruments. As every trumpet player knows, playing an extended solo often results in playing the trumpet less correctly as the solo goes on. FLEXUS addresses this problem.
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FLEXUS: Trumpet Calisthenics For The Modern Improvisor
The great brass teacher Carmine Caruso used the analogy of fleuxs baby learning to walk; the baby experiences nothing but failure in its attempts until the first successful step. 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. Plus a special bonus CD with the authors talking about and playing examples from the book!
Flexus – Interview with Laurie Frink
Thanks to Laurie and John for creating the new standard. 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. Flexus is the most important trumpet method book of the new calisrhenics. What we call coordination is just the synchronized movement of muscles in time.
Contains a personal history of jazz trumpet, articulation, valve technique, and alternate fingerings. Buy now at GazonG Press.
Flexus – Trumpet Calisthenics For The Modern Improvisor
John has led his own groups since the late ‘s and has recorded many critically acclaimed CD’s. By the way, this book has totally changed my playing for the better! 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.
As every trumpet player knows, playing an extended solo often results in playing the trumpet less correctly as the solo goes on.
This results in muscular balance, which leads to greater facility and endurance. It stands with Arban, Clarke, Schlossberg, Stamp and Caruso as standard material for any calisthennics student of the trumpet. Other books by John McNeil: Buy now at Amazon. It does not judge itself for its failures, but simply tries again.
Freedom of expression is only possible when the physical demands of playing are under control. Learning comes through exposure felxus repetition – you expose yourself to what you want to learn and then repeat the exposure. The first book to deal with the unique physical demands of improvising on the trumpet.
To improvise effectively, the physical act of playing needs to be a conditioned reflex. When given a consistent tempo, muscles coordinate much more easily.