Lip Flexibilities ** For All Brass Instruments ** Bai Lin ** Full Score – Study ** Performing Ensemble: Trumpet Unaccompanied ** Instrumentation: Brass ** Item . View and download Bai-Lin(1).pdf on DocDroid. Description. This Professor of Trumpet at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, China has composed an extraordinarily well organized page book of flexibility .
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Though ubiquitous in method and etude books for brass instruments, these two publications really cover the topic in a progressive, systematic way. Briefly, some of the benefits of practicing lip slurs include:. Special thanks kin to Michael Helman for pointing out this publication to me. Flexibjlities written by a trumpet player, as the title suggests the exercises contained here are beneficial on all brass instruments.
In his Preface, Professor Lin offers some excellent words of advice for practicing lip slurs — or anything else. During practice sessions your embouchure, throat and tongue should be naturally relaxed and flexible.
Friday Review: Lip Flexibilities by Bai Lin and Lip Slurs for Horn by Howard Hilliard
The air should be fluent and steady consistent. Always try to produce your most beautiful tone. If you feel your embouchure is tiring or is uncomfortable, you should choose an easier section to practice.
Do not attempt to play in too high a register. This will avoid hurting your embouchure or learning to play incorrectly. The exercises begin simply with half-note and quarter note slurs, beginning on open notes and moving downward through the harmonic series. Subsequent patterns expand both in range and rhythmic complexity, and the final exercises are truly virtuosic.
For horn players, the book would make a fine supplement for developing accuracy and flexibility in the high range the li; pitch is an f-sharp below the staff. Dynamic and tempo markings are not included, but I would assume that these should be added and freely altered depending upon your flexibiloties needs and capabilities.
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A Progressive Method of Flexibility Exercisesnewly revised and published by Meredith Music cover image linked from http: Worth area, and has published numerous articles in The Horn Call.
He also has a very informative website about the history of horn playing in Los Angeles. In his introduction, Hilliard provides some valuable insight into the art of playing beautiful slurs.
A balance between variety and accessibility has been used to challenge the ear and combat the monotony of the typical lip slur exercise while maintaining a logical and flexbilities shape to the phrase.
Lip Flexibilities (Bai Lin) — Balquhidder Music
As with all lip slurs, the level of difficulty varies widely depending on the level of execution. Manipulating the air stream is key, not only in hitting the pitch but also in voicing each note with a full and ringing sound. Among the more advanced bi, there is a wide variety of lip slurs that focus on very specific skills. Discovering the right approach to the peculiarities of each exercise will baj both the enjoyment and benefits of this book.
Overall these are both great books, and well worth studying. Combined with effective practice and thoughtful instruction, lip slurs can be used to develop tone, technique, range, and more!
I start out each as written on the open F horn, extending down to the fingering, then continue down using the B flat horn, down to T Next is to start a half step up from the beginning of the exercise on T23, working my way up to T0. On a triple, I then liip higher on the high F horn, starting on T and going up as high as I can. This forces me to be flexible and facile in all ranges of the instrument.
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