by Scott Belck


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Modern Flexibilities for Brass: Bass Clef

By Scott Belck. ISBN 978-1-57463-172-2; $14.99.

This is not your grandfather’s lip slur book! It is an innovative method incorporating an entirely new vocabulary of harmonically rich and rhythmically varied exercises; challenging, fun and interesting to practice.  As a professional musician, lead player, jazz artist, soloist, chamber player, educator and composer, Belck combines a unique writing style, challenging musicians to think and practice creatively. A must have for players of all levels.

“A truly new twist on this essential skill by Scott Belck. This will keep us all busy!”
Vincent DiMartino, International trumpet soloist and professor of trumpet

“…challenges and rewards the modern day trumpeter with superior range, endurance and technique.”
Byron Stripling, former Lead Trumpet, Count Basie Orchestra

“Scott’s flexibility studies are a nice change from the daily material I’ve been doing my
whole career. I like the variety and will use them regularly.”

Raymond Mase, Trumpeter, American Brass Quintet; Chair of Brass, the Juilliard School

“Belck wakes us up, challenges us, entertains us, and stretches our technique.”
Peter Bond, Metropolitan Opera

“Scott has brought his creativity in a way that is accessible while still challenging to players of all levels.”
Joey Tartell, Associate Professor of Trumpet, Indiana University, former Lead Trumpet, Maynard Ferguson and Smithsonian Masterworks Jazz Orchestra

“The exercises to me are in the tradition of the Schossberg Book… The advantage of Scott’s book is that it has more interesting intervals and is not strictly diatonic.”
Lew Soloff, former trumpet, Blood, Sweat and Tears

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