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Tongue Level Exercises

For Trumpet: Treble Clef Edition

By Claude Gordon

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Trumpet
For Trumpet: Treble Clef Edition. Composed by Claude Gordon. Softcover. With Standard notation. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.O5089).

Item Number: CF.O5089

ISBN 0825809487.

The most important aspect of playing the trumpet well is often the most neglected in educational books: the tongue. Tongue Level Exercises for Trumpet by Claude Gordon, the treble clef edition, is written in English, French, Spanish and German so any student can learn the importance of proper tonguing.

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  • 5

    tydji
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • February 20, 2012 trumpet

    Nice book ... like every gordon's text/exercices these are very useful.

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  • 5

    Anonymous
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • 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 studies in which the player is directed to arch the back of the tongue for high notes ("ee") and flatten it for low notes ("ah") - i.e. tongue "levels." Gordon's methods are known for their methodical, this-before-that approach and this one is one of his best.

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  • 5

    Johan
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • November 03, 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...

    skills.

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  • 5

    Mark
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • October 09, 2008 Get This Book

    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...

    classic book and you will play effortlessly in all ranges.

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