Claude Gordon - systematic Approach to Daily Practice for Trumpet

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  1. 12erlgro

    12erlgro Pianissimo User

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  2. reedy

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    never heard of it, any idea what its like before i go and buy it.....?
     
  3. bagmangood

    bagmangood Forte User

    Its a complete method for trumpet playing - go through it properly, and so like any regime (with the appropriate instruction), you'll become a very strong player
     
  4. Alex_C

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    And you need some other books to do it, kinda like a Chemistry course where you need the book, the lab book, and maybe another book or two. This is the same way. There's a list of books you need. I think I have about half of them. One of my goals is to get all the books and this "master" book and go through the program.
     
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  6. edfitzvb

    edfitzvb Forte User

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    At least one more than I currently own.:lol:
     
  7. 12erlgro

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    hahaha i'm buying the book but i want to know if there is any other books i need to finnish the program
     
  8. rettepnoj

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    Start whit the main book! It probably contains a lot of info about the other books:-)
     
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  10. fraserhutch

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    I have completed the book twice.

    I studied for 8 years with a student of Claude Gordon's.

    How it wortks in general is there are 3-4 sections to the text.
    Section 1 is a general flexibility section built around descending on Claude's 5 note pitch-centering lick followed by a myriad number of different flexibility type exercises. The idea is to progress as low as you can go one semi-tone (position) at a time.

    The second part is range extensions of all different types. The idea is to ascend one semi-tone (position) at a time as high as you can to.

    Then for the next two sections the text will reference material from the Clarke, Arbans, Irons, and so forth.

    The texts I used during my study were primarily the Arbans, St Jacome, Irons, Colin Flexibilities, and of course, a number of etude collections.

    Hope this helps a bit.
     

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