Tongue Level Exercises. (For Trumpet: Treble Clef Edition). By Claude Gordon. For Trumpet. Softcover. Standard notation. 32 pages. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.O5089).
ISBN 0825809487. With Standard notation.
Location: from San Francisco, CA
December 18, 2008
Fine tongue and flexibility trainer
Claude Gordon's idea here is to train flexibility and range by training the tongue. With the exception of the very first exercise this is not a traditional set of tonguing exercises (set the metronome, tongue these notes). Rather, the book is predominantly a set of harmonic lip slur and articulation...
19 of 37 people found this review helpful.
Location: from New Zealand
November 3, 2008
Recommended to all trumpeters
Playing the trumpet involves participation of the whole embouchure and the tongue is certainly a very important part of that. Excercises in this book caused an amazing improvement in the different levels of my tongue to play the music beautiful in rythm as well as bettering my staccato and legato...
23 of 35 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Pittsburgh, PA
October 9, 2008
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Claude Gordon reminds brass players that the position of the tongue is critical to reaching the higher octaves. Other teaching books tend to gloss over the fact that the tip of the tongue should not touch the back of the upper teeth while playing in the upper range. Follow this...
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