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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Alexander Kienle rated it it was amazing May 16, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Books by Laurie Frink. It does not judge itself for its failures, but simply tries again.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Buy now at GazonG Press. Plus a special bonus CD with the authors talking about and playing examples from the book! A comprehensive study of modern jazz trumpet playing.

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Theo Bartels added it Jan 18, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Charles Baker rated it really liked it Jul 24, Jordan Katz rated it it was amazing Jan 17, The first book to deal with the unique physical demands of improvising on the trumpet. Buy now at Amazon. When given a consistent tempo, muscles coordinate much more easily. This results in muscular balance, which leads to greater facility and endurance.

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John has led his own groups since the late ‘s and has recorded many critically acclaimed CD’s. Lists with This Book. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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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Return to Book Page. Learning comes through exposure and repetition – you expose yourself to what you want to learn and then repeat the exposure.

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 trjmpet step. Lakshya marked it as to-read May 10, No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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To improvise effectively, the physical act of playing needs to be a conditioned reflex. Contains a personal history of jazz trumpet, articulation, valve technique, and alternate fingerings. Thanks to Laurie and John for creating the new standard. Flexus is the most important trumpet method book of the new millennium. Brian Carr rated it it was amazing Aug 08, By the way, this book has totally changed my playing for trumper better!

What we call coordination is just the synchronized movement of muscles in time. To ask other readers questions about Flexusplease sign up. Catherine Jolly rated it it was amazing Dec trmpet, Alan rated it really liked it Jun 21, Other books by John McNeil: Chris rated it really liked it Oct 21, As every trumpet player knows, playing an extended solo often results in playing the trumpet less correctly as the solo goes on.