Clark Technical Studies Ideas

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  1. B6L

    B6L New Friend

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    I have been using the Clark Tech Studies as a range building exercise by doing #1to #3 pp and going as high as I can. I have had really great results! I am wondering if anyone else has a method or approach to using this book for range
    Nate
     
  2. BrandonFloyd

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    I have never used the studies for range building. If you want to extend your range I would try getting "Advanced Lip Flexibility" by Phil Collin. It has worked great for me in endurance, range and flexibility.
     
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Play the Clarke also on your higher pitched trumpets. You will turbocharge the effect. I use them as part of my regular piccolo trumpet routine.
     
  4. Clarence

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    I would have to agree with BRANDONFLOYD.
    I use "Advanced Lip Flexibility" by Phil Collin, and it's a good work out for sure.
    Be sure to rest in between Etudes like #12(page)#14(page)19.
    these bad boy's are real lip benders!
    But can build good range as well.
    "Advanced Lip Flexibility" by Phil Collin, is like a abe machine for targetitng abes.
     
  5. Hardnut

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    Just placed an order for Clarke technical studies, (and the Arutiunian) - I'll let you know how it goes!

    Chris.
     
  6. Adam Smith

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    My teacher had me doing the first study for range...I think it helped. I also have the advanced lip flexilities and it is a great book, but does anyone have any sugestions for effective practice from it daily?
     
  7. Brekelefuw

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    I do Clark #2 but I do them for major, many kinda of minor, mixolydian, altered, diminished, whole tone and any other scale I can think of. It really gets the brain going.
     
  8. cornetguy

    cornetguy Mezzo Forte User

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    For range building also try study #5 concentrate on good sound and accuracy, rather then speed. don't go any higher until the last note sounds easy and open.

    I also do them 2-6 all in minor whole tone etc.

    Also try tonguing studies 2 and 3.

    The Advanced Lip Flexibility is Charles Colin not Phil Collins, easy mistake to make though. It is also very good for this.
     
  9. bflatmus

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    Absolutely! In fact, I have "expanded" the exercises to four octaves, without pause, in my recording, Clyde Hunt Plays Clarke Technical Studies.

    You may "hear" and read about this "expansion" process at my website:
    Clarke Technical Studies for Cornet/trumpet, book & cd

    Also, feel free to contact me if somethings are not clear.

    Thank you,
    Clyde E. Hunt
     
  10. The Kraken

    The Kraken Piano User

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    I strongley recommend this book, I use it every day, nothing higher then High "C" - NEW!!! Variations on Clarke's Second Study


    For range above that I agree with The Colin Flexibilites is GREAT !!

    Increased my practice range to a G above high C and my playable range to a strong high C which is what I was aiming for this year.

    For a comeback player like me @ 55 !! brings smiles to my face:-)

    You can also take what you use right now and take it up an octive!!:play:

    Just my humble opinion:-)
     

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