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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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I’ve mastered all the standard flexibility books.

Daily Drills and Technical Studies for Trumpet. Different exercises than other method books I’ve worked out of.

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It could be 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. Flexus is the most important trumpet method book of the new millennium.

Well, the book is great, but it is like attending a professional gymnasium for trumpet players. It’s only been two weeks of working through the exercises in the book – and several days were gig days so I did not practice this material – but I already feel like I can sense a difference in my flexibility, endurance, and tone production.


Thanks to Laurie and John for creating the new standard. I am back to working on Theo Charlier 1 and other pieces that are a challenge to endurance and range. 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. See all 40 reviews. I like the text explaining the exercises along with the included CD.

It took me four years to develop a decent lip trill. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Never thought about increasing and decreasing the dynamics when playing them until this book.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. One person found this helpful. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. 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.

The first book to deal with the unique physical demands of improvising on the trumpet. I have seen a great deal of the ideas presented in this book from other trumpeters and from Ms.


Please try again later. This book hit the jackpot! Freedom of expression is only possible when the physical demands of playing are under control. I played with some of these exercises but then stopped playing them because they were having a negative effect. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Review This book will easily accompany Arban’s, Schlossberg and Charlier on the music stands of trumpeters worldwide. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I like the slur-tongue exercises to develop the right tonguing approach. Nice update of Caruso method. These guys have a good approach to playing.

I had to be consistent in fundamentals.

Buy the selected items together This item: To improvise effectively, the physical act of playing needs to be conditioned reflex.