Learn more about Chris Gekker in the Encyclopedia of Trumpet Players. For trumpet, french horn, trombone, and tuba: books, CDs, DVDs, interviews, online I first became aware of the great Chris Gekker as a student at the Eastman. Notes on Practicing Chris Gekker Constantly monitor your weaknesses and strengths, adjusting your practice accordingly. Focus on what you.

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Do one a week. For playing the big romantic and 20th century works, we need to build up our tolerance for playing at full volume. Every player, no trujpet how good, makes mistakes, but the very best performers do two things: These include single notes and sustained exercises that end with a long tone.

The investment of two years on completing the Sachse book allows one to simply forget the problem. This will make performance pace relatively easy.

Discussion in ‘ Trumpet Discussion ‘ started by dbaconJun 4, Exceed the demands made upon you in this area. Search Media New Media. Learn how your teachers practice or practiced. When practicing “K” tonguing many players experience a tightening of the throat area, especially when this drill is rather new. These are only suggestions. This relaxation can be achieved by pushing back our barriers of volume farther than we would ever be asked to play. Using metronome, each one takes 4: An etude properly studied should be almost memorized, if only temporarily.


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Rest at least 5 minutes between sections. Pedals require very deep breathing and will do wonders for the embouchure, stimulating a wider area of upper and lower lip vibration and encouraging the lower jaw to come forward a bit.

Trummpet slow vocalises with the metronome on to prevent cheating is terrific practice. Not recommended the day before an important concert. Your name or email address: Then 4 “K” tongue.

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Emphasize single and “K’ tonguing; multiple tonguing is a shortcut using these articulations and will really improve only when they are highly developed. When not performing on the piccolo, do this once or twice a week for minutes. As much as possible, our practice yekker connect us with that center which is our base for playing well.

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Sections can also be done at different times throughout the day. Gekkker etudes to practice single and “K” tonguing, even if they are marked slurred. See the routines listed. Write solo pieces that show what you do best, even if you will be the only audience. Record and study your own playing, constantly working for clarity regarding how you want to sound.

This can be solved by avoiding only long, moderately paced practice sessions where almost all the playing is gwkker “practice room mezzo forte. Learn these in sets of five or so, giving yourself vekker of time to study the scores and hear how they sound played by different orchestras, different conductors. If you can manage the Brandenburg Concerto no. Porret 24 Etudes melodiques. Keep copies in a separate folder until you have built up a list of fifty or so major works.


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Here geker my recommendations: These are middle range lyrical studies, but doing this routine will induce a deep sense of fatigue. In your practice, don’t discount the value of simply slurring between two notes, hundreds of times. Share This Page Trumpe. Many players are too easy on themselves in the practice room and rehearsal hall, and too hard on themselves in performance on stage. Balance the loud practice with soft playing as shown.

Single tongue chromatic triplets, slur arpeggios.

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If I have time to really practice hours, though this time is usually in two or three segmentsI will occasionally write down what I plan to practice, perhaps gejker organized like the sections listed here. Charlier 36 Etudes, These are really “tongue level” exercises – the tongue channels the air to produce every note. Practice softly, keeping the embouchure fresh.