“Laurie Frink, Trumpeter and Brass Instructor to Many, Dies at 61” Flexus compares to Laurie Frink’s system is both out of the scope of this. Documents Similar To Laurie Frink & John McNeil – Frank Minear Trumpet Method “Double High C”. Uploaded by. trpgeek. Pierre Thibaud. Laurie Ann Frink was an American jazz trumpeter who worked primarily in big band idioms. With John McNeil, she published the trumpet instruction book Flexus: Trumpet Calisthenics for the Modern Improviser in She died of cancer of.

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I’m hoping that this trend will continue as I progress with the Flexus material.

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I also must say, since switching to TCE, as used by Claude Gordon, Hebert Clarke and others, after being pointed in the right direction but other flxeus, I am playing better than I was in college with less effort. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

I like the emphasis on air stream. Highly recommended for any kind of trumpet playing. Frink herself at a Jazz Camp. Well, the book is great, but it is like attending a professional gymnasium for trumpet players. I like the text explaining the exercises along with the included CD.

Freedom of expression is only possible when the physical demands of playing are under control. Customers who bought this item also bought. Gazong Press; Revised edition September 23, Language: The first book to deal with the unique physical demands of improvising on the trumpet. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. To this end, FLEXUS asks the student to momentarily put aside the study of fleuxs itself and instead practice the musical movements involved in playing the instrument.


So far my son is seeing significant improvement in the areas being tackled, but bear in mind he practices daily.

I’ve only worked out of the book a couple weeks. Get to Know Us. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. I had to be consistent in fundamentals. My plan is to spend about minutes a day on Flexus material and use the rest of my practice felxus on other things – namely music not exercises. A comprehensive study of modern jazz trumpet playing.

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This book will easily accompany Arban’s, Schlossberg and Charlier on the music stands of trumpeters worldwide. Explore the Home Gift Guide. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Not the only workout. These guys have a good approach to playing.

It’s great for younger players though I am in my mid 60s so it could be good to add to your arsenal of music education books. To improvise effectively, the physical act of playing needs to be conditioned reflex. This is an excellent exercise book for the developing trumpet student. Read more Read less. It took me four years to develop a decent lip trill. Trumpet Calesthenics for the Modern Improvisor.

Thanks to Laurie and John for creating the new standard. I have seen a great deal of the ideas presented in this book from other trumpeters and from Ms. Keep in mind these are exercises not music. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Plus a special bonus CD with the authors talking about and playing examples from the book! No book, regardless of how excellent it is, will replace good lessons and excellent practice habits. Set up a giveaway.


This doesn’t mean to play them with a poor sound, support, etc. John has led his own groups since the late s and has recorded many critically acclaimed CDs.

It stands with Arban, Clarke, Schlossberg, Stamp and Caruso as standard material for any serious student of the trumpet. It’s only been two weeks of working through the exercises in the book – and several days were gig days so I did not practice this material – but I already feel like I can sense a difference in my flexibility, endurance, and tone production.

Nice update of Caruso method.

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I ftink it requires a lot of work maybe more than I can commit to achieve a high standard of playing. I like the slur-tongue exercises to develop the right tonguing approach. Freedom of expression is only possible when the physical demands of playing are under control.

It has been pain staking starting out. I’ve started practicing everyday for 3 hours split into 1 hour sessions since Jan ‘ Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.