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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Now and then, I will play for 30 minutes with only very brief rests; this is above all a test to see if I am playing loosely, without unnecessary tension. Use Sachse’s Etudes, each etude in as many standard transpositions as possible.
If you can play as well as you usually do, you will do very well because most players perform worse than their average.
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Play slowly enough to finish each exercise perfectly. The major hindrance to smooth triple tonguing is an inability to single tongue quickly. Gekkker these in sets of five or so, giving yourself plenty of time to study the scores and hear how they sound played by different orchestras, different conductors.
Solo and quintet recitals. Here are my recommendations: The Clarke Technical Studies, properly done, can work quite well, especially if they have been memorized so the player can concentrate on proper feel.
True skill, the kind that will stand up under pressure, is reflexive, learned by experience and repeated exposure. When you hear a player you admire, on any instrument, you might try to quietly find out how they practice. Exceed the demands made upon you in this area.
Discussion in ‘ Trumpet Discussion ‘ started by dbaconJun 4, Loud – warm up with Schlossberg 30, building volume throughout. Then 4 “K” tongue. No, create an account now.
Single tongue chromatic triplets, slur arpeggios. Keep the little finger of your right hand out of the “octave key” on the leadpipe; even trumpett you usually play with it trmupet, use this book to exercise true finger extension, to keep your hand loose and strong. Be able to play ten to fifteen of the most standard by memory at any time.
The thirty-minute sessions of almost nonstop playing is what I recommend. When I am playing all day long, I’ll still try to do a Clarke study, a few long tones squeezing all the air outseveral lip slur patterns through all seven valve combinations, and a few minutes of intensive single and “K” tonguing.
Include louder playing only occasionally, Develop and strive for a concept of a warm, vocal sound. Hold the last note until all air is gone, then squeeze the last bit out. Warming up is a personal thing; gekksr will need to find what works for them. Jan 8, 3.
Notes On Practicing-Chris Gekker.
In your practice, don’t discount the value of simply slurring between two notes, hundreds of times. Each section 3x, working from back.
As much as possible, our practice should connect us with that center which is our base for playing well. The point is to connect with an easy, relaxed way of playing. After you have finished, geker will take about two years, you will have no trouble transposing, and can easily maintain your skill. When not performing on the piccolo, do this once or twice a week for minutes. Clarke Technical Studies, 7th Study. For particular performance situations, here are some suggestions: These include single notes and sustained exercises that end with a long tone.
Focus on what you need to improve, without neglecting trukpet fundamentals. Share This Page Tweet.
The investment of two years on completing the Sachse book allows one to simply forget the problem. The throat is tightening to compensate for weakness at the back of the tongue.
Consider that the limitation of not being efficient at transposition will handicap any player with professional goals. At first, the indicated rest will make this routine seem easier, but the higher tessitura will eventually take its toll.
Suggestions for a practice routine Long last gekkerr, squeezing air out.
If I have time to really practice hours, though this time is usually in two or three segmentsI will turmpet write down what I plan to practice, perhaps loosely organized like the sections listed here.
Write exercises and etudes dealing with problems you have. Sachse Etudes, on C trumpet. If playing heavy, strenuous concerts, practice lightly with frequent rests to refresh your chops. Two or three a week for four to six weeks is good; the intensity is similar to me to a hard two hour concert. Make concentrated, quality work your goal. Concentrate on Studies I through 8, at least one a day.