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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It took me four years to develop a decent lip trill. Share your thoughts with other customers. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Freedom of expression is only possible when the physical demands of playing are under control.

Buy now at Amazon. I like the text explaining the exercises along with the included CD. 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.

A really fresh approach to lip flexibility from a jazz prospective. Set up a giveaway. Different exercises than other method books I’ve worked out of. 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.

I have been working on “anchored tonguing” or TCE tongue controlled embouchure – better called “spit buzzing” for over a year now and have been struggling with endurance. I have seen a great deal of the grumpet presented in trumpt book from other trumpeters and from Ms.


Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. I like them stating this is an additional compliment to your daily drills. I started using this book this April and I don’t know what to say about this book. Gazong Press; Revised edition September 23, Language: English Choose a language for shopping.

Write a customer review. I work on calesthenics, articulations by Edwin Goldman single tonguing 16ths at bpm or better-cleanly and tongue level exercises in tgumpet morning; afternoon, long tones and scales and intervals, and technique exercise; evening etudes and exerts from various pieces of work. My plan is to spend about minutes a day on Flexus material and use the rest of my practice time on other things – namely music not exercises.

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Keep in mind these are exercises not music. I believe it will help me pull the horn away form the chops when playing and hopefully increase my endurance by not overworking what doesn’t need to be working.

This book hit the jackpot! I have been working on “anchored tonguing” or Last, another book to get that this book is based off of is the Carmine Caruso – Musical Calistenics for Mdern.


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It’s great for younger players though I am in my mid 60s so it could be good to add to your arsenal of music education books. To improvise effectively, the physical act of playing needs to be conditioned reflex.

Customers who bought this item also bought. Freedom of expression is only possible when the physical demands of playing are under control. I’ve only worked out of the book a couple weeks. Frink herself at a Jazz Camp. Really they were just making me really tired.