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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Then 4 “K” tongue. Exceed the demands made upon you in this area. Here are my recommendations: Avoid relying on long, strenuous, rigid routines – there is plenty of hard work to do later, and we will benefit more from the required intensity if we are loose and relaxed. I suggest 20 minute sessions a week, similar to the dynamic contrast routine described later.
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Realize that significant results from this kind of program will take six weeks or so, at least. The Bordogni and Cafarelli books are wonderful and should be studied hard, but the transposition problems are too easy to solve by ear. Spend some time working on one phrase at a time, even one measure at a time when necessary.
Use both Bb and C trumpets for all excerpts, when possible. 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.
These drills should develop a high degree of flexible strength, of limber power; they are ideal for ascending to our highest notes. Many players are too easy on themselves in the practice room and gekkeg hall, and too hard on themselves in performance on stage.
Memorize gekkker the last movement or page to the beginning, even if you use music when you perform. Playing slow vocalises with the metronome on to prevent cheating is terrific practice. Feel the stomach muscles clench; this is the only way to dynamically engage the torso muscles used in trumpet playing.
Write exercises and etudes dealing with problems you have. Find the most difficult passages and make them your priority in practicing; when they become relatively easy, your inner feelings about geekker the piece will undergo quite a change.
Apr 30, 2. Similar sessions on any demanding piece will benefit all of us. Notes On Practicing-Chris Gekker. When not performing on the piccolo, do this once or twice a week for minutes.
If you have a heavy rehearsal and performance schedule, complement the demands being made upon you.
As much as possible, our practice should connect us with that center which is our base for playing well. Please continue if this problem occurs. Devote some time every day to playing extremely softly, softer than you would ever be asked to play. If possible, study musicology and composition, or at least search deeply into each piece you are interested in performing, learning all the parts and how they fit together.
If you can play as well as you usually do, you will do very well because most players perform worse than their average. Learn to articulate at fast tempos, and also how to create motion within long notes. Approximate the feeling by whistling gekkrr notes, back and forth. Long last note, squeezing air out. These have some high notes, arranged in phrases by equal amounts of rest, which should be accurately counted with the metronome on.
Do six in 30 minutes, starting one every 5 minutes. Jan 8, 3. Concept is most important: One etude a week, done with careful hard work, is plenty.
Conversely, when things are not going well, there is often a feeling of being jittery, off-balance, out of touch, a kind of emotional high center of gravity. The Clarke Technical Studies, properly done, can work quite well, especially if they have been memorized so the player can concentrate on proper feel.
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Balance the loud practice with soft playing as shown. Goldman Practical Studies, 1 through 4, single tongue. Your name or email address: These are really “tongue level” exercises – the tongue channels the air to produce every note.
Intonation will correct itself with patient practice and playing these tones too loudly will forfeit many of the benefits. At first, the indicated rest will make this routine seem easier, but the higher tessitura will eventually take its toll. For playing the big romantic and 20th century works, we need to build up our tolerance ggekker playing at full volume.