Apprentice Alternative Lip Slurs
by Eddie Lewis
Trumpet Apprentice – Alternative Lip Slurs
All of the lip slurs in this package are specifically designed for the Trumpet Apprentice level of the ELM system. That means the range covers low F sharp to B Flat above the staff.
Before you practice the Trumpet Apprentice Lip Slurs, you should already be proficient at the Trumpet Player Lip Slurs. This involves doing a Trumpet Player daily routine for at least a few months before moving on to Apprentice level exercises.
The Trumpet Apprentice level of exercises in the ELM system is for intermediate students who have typically been playing trumpet for at least a year and a half or longer. The Trumpet Apprentice is a student who has the basic skills needed for most music and is working his or her way towards a more professional performance level. Our ELM System of exercises divides assignments between seven different levels as follows: Trumpet Pioneer (Newly exploring the trumpet) Trumpet Tyro (Still a beginner, but no longer a newbie) Trumpet Player (Has technical proficiency for most trumpet music) Trumpet Apprentice (Almost good enough to play gigs) Trumpet Pro (Has the skills to play basic trumpet gigs) Trumpet Master (Has taken most of the technique beyond what’s needed for most gigs) Trumpet Virtuoso (Can play just about any music ever written for trumpet)
Lip Slurs to Fit Your Time Needs
There are three sets of lip slurs in this package. The first is a set of full length exercises for the Trumpet Apprentice Level. The second is a medium length set and the third is our shortest set. Use the appropriate exercises for your personal time needs.
Change of Pace
For us trumpeters who do a regular daily routine, sometimes it’s nice to change things up a little bit. The exercises in this package offer you an opportunity to do that with your lip slurs.
Lip Slurs à la carte
The lip slurs in this package were specifically designed to be used in conjunction with Eddie Lewis’ Daily Routines or Chops Express books. However, there is absolutely nothing wrong with practicing them outside of that context. People have been using the Daily Routines exercises out of context since the book was first written. That said, if you are unfamiliar with the Daily Routines book and how it works, we strongly encourage you to give it a try. The benefit of practicing these exercises is maximized when done as part of the Physical Trumpet Pyramid (the structural design Daily Routines and Chops Express are based on).