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Flexus: Trumpet Calesthenics for the Modern Improvisor

Theo Bartels added it Jan 18, The first book to deal with the unique physical demands of improvising on the trumpet. Chris rated it really liked fldxus Oct 21, Jordan Katz rated it it was amazing Jan 17, What we call coordination is just the synchronized movement of muscles in time. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Fllexus stands with Arban, Clarke, Schlossberg, Stamp and Caruso as standard material for any serious student of the trumpet.

Catherine Jolly rated it it was amazing Dec 23, A comprehensive study of modern jazz trumpet playing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


This results in muscular balance, which leads to greater facility and endurance. No trivia or quizzes yet. Contains a personal history of jazz trumpet, articulation, valve technique, and alternate fingerings.

Flexus – Interview with Laurie Frink

Other books by John McNeil: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Thanks to Laurie and John for creating the new flwxus. John has led his own groups since the late ‘s and has recorded many critically acclaimed CD’s.

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Paperbackpages. As every trumpet player knows, playing an extended solo often results in playing the trumpet less correctly as the solo goes on. Brian Carr rated it it was amazing Aug 08, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Lists with This Book. To improvise effectively, the physical act of flrxus needs to be a conditioned reflex – freedom of expression is only possible when the physical demands of playing are under control.

To this end, Flexus asks the student to momentarily put aside the study of music itself and instead practice the musical movements involved in playing the instrument. Learning comes through exposure and repetition – you expose yourself to what you want to learn and then repeat the exposure.


Refresh and try again. To improvise effectively, the physical act of playing needs to be a conditioned reflex.

By the way, this book has totally changed my playing for the better! This book is not yet featured on Listopia. To this end, FLEXUS asks the student to momentarily put aside the study of music itself and instead practice the muscular movements involved in playing the instrument.

Alexander Kienle rated it it was amazing May 16, flwxus Books by Laurie Frink. There are no discussion fllexus on this book yet. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. When given a consistent tempo, muscles coordinate much more easily.

Alan rated it fleuxs liked it Jun 21, Plus a special bonus CD with the authors talking about and playing examples from the book! Jacob rated it it was amazing Jun 17, To ask other readers questions about Flexusplease sign up.