The book is called “Flexus: Trumpet Calisthenics for the Modern more modern styles of music, particularly contemporary jazz improvisation. Flexus – Trumpet Calisthenics For The Modern Improvisor Complete Modern Method for Trumpet or Cornet $ Modern Concepts In Jazz Improvisation. Flexus. Uploaded by Stelarson Sinnerman. flexibility exercise for trumpet. Copyright: Laurie Frink & John McNeil – . Calisthenics_For_Brass. pdf.

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One of these items ships sooner than the other. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Write a customer review. Modern Flexibilities for Brass. I like the text explaining the exercises along with the included CD.

I like the lip trill exercise. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Never thought about increasing and decreasing the dynamics when playing them until this book. Nice update of Caruso method. I would highly recommend this book for those who are looking to make trumpet playing less of an obstacle so that musical expression can become easier and more natural. I found it requires a lot of work maybe more than I can commit to achieve a high standard of playing.

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Really they were just making me really tired. Buy now at GazonG Press. This book hit the jackpot! This is also the first time that I have picked up my trumpet and played it consistently for over a year in almost 20 years. Please try again later. The first book to deal with the unique physical demands of improvising on the trumpet.


FLEXUS: Trumpet Calisthenics For The Modern Improvisor

I purchased this book on the advice of a fellow local trumpet player. I play something from Flexus everyday. It could flr real easy to overdo some of these exercises or attempt exercises that are not yet possible and create some bad habits, or worse, do some real damage.

John has led his own groups since the late s and has recorded many critically acclaimed CDs. I have seen a great deal of the ideas presented in this book from other trumpeters and from Ms.

Flexus – Trumpet Calisthenics For The Modern Improvisor

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I’ve mastered all calistgenics standard flexibility books. I have been working on “anchored tonguing” or We bought it on the recommendation of my son’s trumpet teacher my son is an advanced student and his teacher teaches at 3 colleges with very strong trumpet programs, so knows about teaching trumpet.

Daily Drills and Technical Studies for Trumpet. I like the emphasis on air stream. I like the slur-tongue exercises to develop the right tonguing approach.

To this rrumpet, Flexus asks the student to momentarily put aside the study of music itself and instead practice the musical movements involved in playing the instrument.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I’ve had this book for a little while now and I don’t know why I hesitated to start with this book first of other trumpet books I purchased. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Get to Know Us.


This is an excellent exercise book for the developing trumpet student. Read reviews that mention carmine caruso fir players intermediate and advanced technical skills mcneil and frink trumpet player jazz players caruso flexuw trumpet playing exercises flexus practice flexibility endurance results teacher daily approach build chops. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Keep in mind these are exercises not music.

Other books by John McNeil: 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. No book, regardless of how excellent it is, will replace good lessons and excellent practice habits.

To improvise effectively, imprkviser physical act of playing needs to be a conditioned reflex. It has been pain staking starting out. Well, the book is great, but it is like attending a professional gymnasium for trumpet players.

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See all customer images. Showing of 40 reviews. By the way, this book has totally changed my playing for the better!

I played with some of these exercises but then stopped playing them because they were having a negative effect. They are meant to build strength and endurance not please the ears like a JS Bach melody or a Freddie Hubbard solo.

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