These Twisted Technical Studies are a series of odd-meter variations on Herbert L. Clarke’s 2nd Technical Study. They are formulated to promote mindful practice for those brass musicians who have become intimately familiar with the Clarke Technical Studies over many years, while providing an accessible introduction to this type of technical practice for less experienced players. There are 8 variations, all fully notated with Major, Harmonic Minor, Wholetone and Diminished Scale versions, in all 12 keys.
This is the edition for Trumpet and other Treble Clef instruments.
These exercises have been developed by Bryan Davis, a world-renowned Lead Trumpeter originally from the UK, who now lives and works in New York City. In addition to his busy playing schedule, Mr Davis has become one of the most sought after trumpet teachers working today; regularly consulting with players from all over the world. He is also increasingly well known for his instructional video series on YouTube, featuring his common sense approach to efficient brass playing and his mantra; “Go Practice!”.
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Bill Hampton (verified owner) – :
Flow studies are at the heart of my own practice / playing and are used universally in my trumpet studio. This book is so clever and well executed, I simply cannot recommend it enough. If you have played through any of Bryan’s other books, specifically his Combination Drills, will find these a natural and wonderful extension of those. All the studies naturally progress from easy to more difficult (both within each variation as well as across the entirety of the book). If you regularly use Clarke’s Technical Studies as part of your individual practice or trumpet studio, this book should be a part of your library also. Highly recommended!