All aspects needed to build range and endurance - Dissertation

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  1. Sethoflagos

    Sethoflagos Utimate User

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    ....or you can just watch Friedemann Immer soaring through the stratosphere with all the relaxed serenity of a child sucking a cool strawberry milkshake on a sunny afternoon.



    I know that Immer has contributed to research questionnaires regarding this subject in the past, and I for one would be fascinated to hear more from him of how he developed the skills to play with such remarkable efficiency and (apparently) effortless ease.
     
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  2. rowuk

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    I have seen Friedemann Immer several times. One of his secrets is to be careful. No lengthy extended warm ups or heavy playing/rehearsals on concert day. I guess the best description would be: He plays fresh! He was always incredibly prepared. I believe a lot of his success has to do with him understanding the music and message that he is carrying. He plays "with" the music and not against it.

     
  3. Ljazztrm

    Ljazztrm Piano User

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    As far as books go, get Herbert Clarke's 'Setting Up Drills' and read that. Practice part III (the diatonic scale part) every day exactly as he prescribes and see how your chops are in a couple of months. If there ever was a 'magic bullet' for chops, I've found this is it! Good luck and all the best, Lex
     
  4. tfresh1

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    Irons #6, 7, 12, 21
    Then put the horn down
     
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  5. Ljazztrm

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    "Irons #6, 7, 12, 21
    Then put the horn down"

    Very good one tfresh... Yeah, I've been doing 22 instead of 21.. excellent suggestion for Irons to work on daily.. thanks! Best, Lex
     
  6. tfresh1

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    22 is a beast!

    When I was in college (20 years ago) I was told to buy the Irons book, but wasn't taught how to use it. So for a while I would go into the practice room and play it from cover to cover for an hour, and then go directly to jazz band to play lead...and I wondered why I was always tired! Ha!!! I wasn't until about a year ago that I dug it out and started incorporating a few of the exercises back into my practice routine and it's made all the difference in the world!
     
  7. Ljazztrm

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    Whoa! Yeah, that's alot tfresh.. I'll tell you what. Try doing Clarke's Setting Up Drills part III (the diatonic scale part) every day for a couple of months and 22 will be a breeze...and even 8va:-) (Well, if you're playing an efficient horn and mthpc). It combines so many benefits.. You have to play it soft to do it all in one breath, so you are making the aperture very efficient.. and you are also working the breathing muscles in a very good way because you are holding the last note till you're out of air (Claude Gordon expanded on this idea in his method - and he studied with Clarke - but I prefer Clarke as I don't find benefit from pedals personally)...plus, from a technical standpoint, you are working through all your scales rapidly as well as your single tonguing gets a good workout and you will probably find you crack less and less notes.. Good luck!:-)
     

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