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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Spleeyah!, May 15, 2006.
Isn't that enough?
I'm getting tired just reading the list.
haha! yeah, i think i've goTTen enough suggestions to keep me busy for a while
but of course, if someone wants to keep addin books then so much the better! Thanks, everyone!
i use this book. i used to use bai lin and some exercises some teachers gave me. but i ended up needing something more. so flexus came in as part of my routine and i've had incredible results.
i recommend it to EVERYONE.
I don't, I like all of the above mentioned but I like Colin the best. It has helped me more than almost any single book. The fingerings aren't important, the flexibility is. In jazz much more so than classical music alternate fingerings play a huge role. How do you think Dizzy played so fast, or Faddis? There be a lot of alternating going on.
"I've never known a musician who regretted being one. Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you, music itself is not going to let you down."
All of these books are excellent. One thing I would say is that it is important to vary the material that you use. Recognize what parts of each book are similar to other books. Every once in awhile change up what excercises you are using so you don't get stale physically or mentally. The same can be said with excercises dealing with other aspects of warming up including long tones, technical studies and articulation. There are many ways to achieve the same result. Keeping your mind and chops fresh are a big part of getting there.
I am a big proponent of the Earl D. Irons 27 Groups of Exercises but alternate it with Knud Hovaldt's book. Hovaldt's book is very organized for gradual progression and mastery yet can be adapted for advanced study as well.
Between these two many different lip slur patterns are used.
I have also had good success with Colin, Smith and Schlossberg.
I love the "100 Original warm-ups" by Colin.
Well, since it is so cold up there, you can really use anything to warm you up!
Michael McLaughlin (a Minneapolis native, which is probably colder than Nova Scotia which is after on the ocean, which tends to even things out.)
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