The Mazzanti Method: Daily Exercises for Piccolo
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“Another good method for piccolo”
This thorough book will certainly add an extra dimension to your piccolo practice. The format is standard, as you would expect from such a method. Three checkpoints in the Sound chapter will ensure that you think about support and embouchure when tackling the flexibility exercises or singing and playing. A set of scales finishes with a really taxing Agility Exercise and Part 3 consists of a lovely collection of Melodies, Operas and Lieder to develop tone control. Ground-breaking it may not be, but this interesting book is worth investing in and is a great supplementary volume to use alongside other study books you may already have on your shelf.
From the Publisher
Piccolo player Nicola Mazzanti is celebrated around the world as a foremost performer, teacher, and guest clinician. Mazzanti's lectures and workshops are known for his daily exercises for piccolo players, and The Mazzanti Method brings together his comprehensive collection of studies. Part I: SOUND is a complete course in itself, providing a wide spectrum of studies, discussions, "check points", repertoire melodies in twelve transpositions, tone, intonation, and more. Part III: MELODIES, OPERA, AND LIEDER provides enriching opportunities to bring these technical lessons to practical application by using the greatest cantabile studies from vocal repertoire.
- Scales and Arpeggios
- Melodies, Opera and Lieder