Trumpet Discussion Discuss Flexibility books? in the General forums; I just transferred to a new school this past Spring semester and my new teacher puts emphasis on and encourages ...
I just transferred to a new school this past Spring semester and my new teacher puts emphasis on and encourages lip slurs. Now, this was a bit different for me b/c my old 'teacher' didn't talk about lip slurs AT ALL. But after really digging into this stuff and seeing the huge improvments in my playing i'm interested in buying even MORE books to add.
The books i usually use for flexibilites are Vizzutti, Stamp and Bia Lin. But i KNOW there's gotta be more out there, any suggestions/recommendations on other books to purchase?
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What about FLEXUS by Frink/McNeil?
I like the Earl Irons book as well as the Charles Colin one.
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The Max Schlossberg Daily Drills book is a classic. If you can do that, and Bai Lin, you have good -really good- flexibility.
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Arban. Beginning on p. 41 through 47. They are arranged in a different fingering pattern than Colin and Schlossberg, so that gets some getting used to, but taken the right way (pace yoourself and, as always, play them musically) they are great. And some of them are more difficult than Colin. The nice thing about them is that beginning on p. 46 you begin to do etudes that focus specifically on lip slurs and combining lip slur/articulated licks.
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Vizzutti has some good lip flexibility excersizes, as does Clarke.
I second this one as I have used both over the years along with "Qinque". The Bai Lin book is very approachable as well.
Originally Posted by RG111
Walter M. Smith.
Lowell Little has a nice beginner flexability book.
What they all said. Most good books will include flexibility exercises - many Arban exercises serve this purpose. I'd also recommend Lip Flexibilities vols 1-3 by Charles Colin and "How brass players do it" by Ridgeon. I assume he meant play trumpet.
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This is the book I use with all my students - the title does sometimes bring a smile to the faces of the parents (and sometimes it has caused a few comments )
Originally Posted by MrLT
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