Using Allen Vizzutti's Technical Studies Effectively

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  1. jg30

    jg30 New Friend

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    Hi,

    I've recently taken up the trumpet again after about 6 years off. I've bought a copy of Allen Vizzutti's Technical Studies and I'm finding the exercises very good, the rate of progression at the moment is very rewarding and better than I think it ever has been, however my practice sessions are normally limited to around 45 minutes and I'm wondering how best to go about using the studies. There's a lot in there lip flexibility, tonguing, range building, long tones and semi-quaver exercises in challenging keys. I find there's little guidance in the book about how to structure a practice session and given the limited time I usually have I'm not sure what's best to work on. I guess I normally end up doing a bit of everything at the moment.

    Any advice appreciated,

    Many Thanks

    James
     
  2. vern

    vern Piano User

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    I use Vizzutti techical studies as a portion of my warm-up and daily routine including the whole note/half note chord studies at the beginning (warm up) , the technical studies, and the tongueing studies (daily routine). I favor other sources in completing my warm-up (Stamp) and daily routine (Gekker tongueing excersizes, and scale practice from memory). If I only had Vizzutti's book,I would probably work out of each section every day. Good luck.

    p.s. I'm a rank amateur so don't put too much weight into what I write.
     
  3. Bob Grier

    Bob Grier Forte User

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    Pick one or two exercises from several sessions. Don't be impatient and try and do everything. It's better to have time to work on a few things well than do a lot of things and have to rush through them. Pick some easy long tones as a warm up.
     
  4. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    The best way to use them properly is to get a lesson from Al Vizzutti himself!
     

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