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 stands with Arban, Clarke, Schlossberg, Stamp and Caruso as standard material for any serious student of the trumpet.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. No book, regardless of how excellent it is, will replace good lessons and excellent practice habits. I played with some of these exercises but then stopped playing them because they were having a negative effect.

Share your thoughts with other customers. 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. Really they were just making me really tired. Carmine Caruso – Musical Calisthenics for Brass. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Flexus – Trumpet Calisthenics For The Modern Improvisor

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. It could be real easy to overdo some of these exercises or attempt exercises that are not yet possible and dlexus some bad habits, or worse, do some real damage.

Get to Know Us. Contains a personal history of jazz trumpet, articulation, valve technique, and alternate fingerings.

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. I purchased this book on the advice of a fellow local trumpet player.


I have seen a great deal of the ideas presented in this book from yhe trumpeters and from Ms. I like the emphasis on air stream.

This is an excellent exercise book for the developing trumpet student. So far my son is seeing significant improvement in the areas being tackled, but bear in mind he practices daily. Buy now at GazonG Press. Well, the book is great, but it is like attending a professional gymnasium for trumpet players. Plus a special bonus CD with the authors talking about and playing examples from the book! 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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Please try again later. I am back to working on Theo Charlier 1 and other pieces that are a challenge to endurance and range.

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To improvise effectively, the physical act of playing needs to be conditioned reflex. A really fresh approach to lip flexibility from a jazz prospective.


I had to be consistent in fundamentals. Different exercises than other method books I’ve worked out of. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

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My plan is to spend about minutes a day on Flexus material and immproviser the rest of my practice iproviser on other things – namely music not exercises. It’s only been two weeks of working through the exercises in the book – and several days were calisghenics days so I did not practice this material – calisthenisc I already feel like I can sense a difference in my flexibility, endurance, and tone production. A comprehensive study of modern jazz trumpet playing.


The first book to deal with the unique physical demands of improvising on the trumpet. As every trumpet player knows, playing an extended solo often results in playing the trumpet less correctly as the solo goes on. English Choose a language for shopping. Nice update of Caruso method. 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.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. John has led his own groups since the late s and has recorded many critically acclaimed CDs. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Last, another book to get that this book is based off of is the Carmine Caruso – Musical Calistenics for Trumpet.

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I play something from Flexus everyday. Set up a giveaway. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Buy now at Amazon.

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