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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by 12erlgro, Nov 13, 2010.
I have consumed as much CG material as I can get my hands on. Even have a book stamped and hand-written by ol'chap himself. I highly recommend that if you a comeback player or beginning to intermediate player that you start with "A Physical Approach to Brass Playing."
I forgot to mention that this book you one need one other that he recommends you to, and that is the St. Jacombs Grand Method.
Another thing - the Gordon routine for SA requires a daily commitment of 2+ hours. I would not suggest playing just the SG parts (I and II), because you need to the finesse of soft work to counterbalance the heavy lifting of the SA exercises.
If that type of commitment is too much for you, I would recommend Eric Bolvin's excellent Tongue and Air method.
::: Eric Bolvin Music Studios - Publications ::: TONGUE LEVEL & AIR
Susan Slaughter, Principal of St. Louis Symphony, seems to believe in them a LOT.
I don't have personal experience with them...
Here's a lesson on how to play CG:
::: Eric Bolvin Music Studios - MusicNet Lessons :::
PS: Thanks for the mention above!
Exactly what books are required to fully and completely use Systematic approach?
Claude Gordon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
maybe this will help witht he books.
I found out what books are needed: Clarke's technical studies, Clarke's characteristic studies, Arban's conservatory method, Saint Jacome grand method, Charles Collin's advanced lip flexibilities, and Walter Smith's lip flexibilities along with Gordon's Systematic Approach of course.
I've been thinking about starting Systematic Approach for a while now since I don't have a private teacher and won't be able to get one until 4 months from now. I already have Arbans, and both of the Clarke books. I won't be able to buy all the other books at the same time though.
For the Systematic Approach do I need all the books from the get go or are they introduced at varying times through the 52 lessons? If this is so can anyone tell me what week each book is introduced?
Most all of the main methods were designed for lessons with an experienced instructor. The Clarke is the only one that I would consider "self help". The others do not have enough info from the author to explain everything that the student should be paying attention to.