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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Preview — Flexus by Laurie Frink. John has led his own groups since the late ‘s and has recorded many critically acclaimed Flexuus. Learning comes through exposure and repetition – you expose yourself to what you want to learn and then repeat the exposure.

Theo Bartels added it Jan 18, Brian Carr rated it it was amazing Aug 08, What we call coordination is just the synchronized movement of muscles in time. Charles Baker rated it really flexs it Jul 24, By the way, this book has totally changed my playing for the better!

As every trumpet player knows, playing an extended solo often results in playing the trumpet less correctly as the solo goes on. Return to Book Page. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Flexus – Trumpet Calisthenics For The Modern Improvisor

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This results in muscular balance, which leads to greater facility and endurance. Open Preview See a Problem? Want yrumpet Read saving…. Buy now at GazonG Press. No trivia or quizzes yet. Thanks for telling us about the problem. A comprehensive study of modern jazz trumpet playing.

Flexus: Trumpet Calesthenics for the Modern Improvisor by Laurie Frink

To this end, FLEXUS asks the student to momentarily put tumpet the study of music itself and instead practice the muscular movements involved in playing the instrument.


It does not judge itself for its failures, but simply tries again. 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. Jordan Katz rated it it was amazing Jan 17, Catherine Jolly rated it it was amazing Dec 23, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Plus a special bonus Trimpet with the authors talking about and playing examples from the book! Jacob rated it it was amazing Jun 17, To improvise effectively, the physical act of playing needs to be a conditioned reflex. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The first book to deal with the unique physical demands of improvising on the trumpet.

Contains a personal history of jazz trumpet, articulation, valve technique, and alternate fingerings. 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.