Sclaes for Flexibility?

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  1. bach2112

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    Should i incorporate scales into my flexibility session of my practice? Would it be more advantageous that doing just lip slurs?
     
  2. Dale Proctor

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    Buy a Schlossberg book.
     
  3. mgcoleman

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  4. bach2112

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    Alright thank you. i will research it right now.
     
  5. Satchmo Brecker

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    What's meant by Flexibility? In the post about Pros Embouchures the point was made that they rarely show any movement in their embouchures. So what's getting flexible in these exercises? The tongue? The fingers?
     
  6. Dale Proctor

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    It's lip/embouchure flexibility within the cup. Since I've been working Schlossberg, I've eliminated most of the horn/mouthpiece movement I used to employ going from high to low (or vice versa). It makes the transitions much easier, smoother, and cleaner sounding. Plus, I've found Schlossberg to be a good range builder, too.
     
  7. bach2112

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    Thank you sir. This book seems to cover exactly what i was talking about. i will be sure to purchase one soon. :-)
     
  8. Dale Proctor

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    You're welcome. Pay close attention to the dynamic markings in the exercises, and don't wear yourself out on them. A lot of it is at lower volumes. To start, just work what you can do and then gradually proceed to the more difficult exercises. When you get tired, switch to less demanding music (Schlossberg isn't very musical) or take a break. Practice on this type of thing takes time, but you should begin to see good results before too long.
     

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