Jazz Trumpet Technique - Vol 1 - Flexibility
"Jazz Trumpet Technique: Volume 1- Flexibility" is the first part of a series of books combining trumpet technique with jazz studies. This series emphasizes developing traditional trumpet techniques (i.e. flexibility) while increasing harmonic knowledge related to Jazz improvisation.
How many hours do you spend working on the same mindless flexibility exercises, tonguing exercises, and chromatics? By adding harmonic awareness to the exercises, you can exercise your ears, mind, and chops simultaneously. Imagine how productive you will become. Every trumpet player knows the importance of practicing flexibility exercises.
The exercises in this book should supplement (not replace) the amount of material practiced. I suggest that you start by spending 25% of the time you would normally spend on traditional flexibility exercises on material in this book. Then increase the percentage (up to 75%) as your chops adjust to this new routine.
Volume 1 is an intervalic approach to developing greater flexibility on the trumpet -the intervals remain the same as you ascend or descend.