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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This way you will always get stronger and stronger as you perform the piece from the beginning. When practicing “K” tonguing many players experience a tightening of the throat area, especially when this drill is rather new. Write solo pieces that show what you do best, even if you will be the only audience.

This loud playing should be as relaxed as possible so the tone will be warm and without strain. Just wanted to bump this thread up because this is an excellent routine. Charlier 36 Etudes, Do six in 30 minutes, starting one every 5 minutes. Many players are gskker easy on themselves in the practice room and rehearsal hall, and too hard on themselves in performance on stage.


Try to imitate the sound of a baritone horn. Suggestions for a practice routine Gordon Tongue Level Exercises, Part3, 8, Sotto voce soft practice. Reversing this tendency takes time but can evolve naturally: Continue pattern to pedal C, at least.

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Learn how your teachers practice or practiced. Exceed the demands made upon you in this area.

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This calls for a kind of relentless self-criticism balanced with a healthy enjoyment of what we are doing. 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.

Notes On Practicing-Chris Gekker.

Play soft scales and arpeggios into the high register. This relaxation can be achieved by pushing back our barriers of volume farther than we would ever be asked to play.

Almost every piece is written in a language, and we should immerse ourselves in that language to gain a fundamental understanding, from which true originality can evolve.

Practice pedal notes in this fashion, too. The thirty-minute sessions of almost nonstop playing is what I recommend.

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See the routines trjmpet. Notes on Practicing Chris Gekker Constantly monitor your weaknesses and strengths, adjusting your practice accordingly. Warming up is a personal thing; everyone will need to find what works for them.


Then 4 “K” tongue. Every player, no matter how trumpte, makes mistakes, but the very best performers do two things: Using metronome, each one takes 4: Musically, it will help achieve the kind of rhythmic discipline from which we can develop a sense of true rubato. Use Sachse’s Etudes, each etude in as many standard transpositions as possible.

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. These have some high notes, arranged in phrases by equal amounts of rest, which should be accurately counted with the metronome on. The investment of two years on completing the Sachse book allows one to simply forget the problem. Walter Smith Lip Flexibility, 1, 2, 9, Record and study your own playing, constantly working for clarity regarding how you want to sound.