Vincent Cichowicz Compiled by Mark Dulin and Michael Cichowicz Flow Studies Volume 1 Vincent Cichowicz’s famous collection of studies from numerous. These simple exercises are known and used by trumpet players all over the creation of Vincent Cichowicz, one of the great trumpet players and teachers of the. Click on the “Search” tab up top, type “flow studies”, select this forum.

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Apr 26, 7. In addition to being a brilliant educator, Vincent Cichowicz was an outstanding performer as a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Obviously a person needs to learn to articulate. Without cichowizc, flow studies are the opposite of Articulation studies. They may seem studiex to play, however, doing them correctly takes lots of practice, but will really develop your sound and singing ability on the trumpet. The bracketed numbers tell you how many of each instrument are in the ensemble. Multiples, if any, are not shown in this system.

Larry Knopp, a student of Mr. Their purpose is generally to make trumpet playing more efficient, atleast that’s what I’ve known them to do. Copland Fanfare for the Common Man [ Basically, the rest is application.

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The first number stands for Flutethe second for Oboethe third for Clarinetthe fourth for Bassoonand the fifth separated from the woodwinds by a dash is for Horn.

Other Required and Solo parts follow the strings:. The numbers represent only distinct parts, not the number of copies of a part. Nick Drozdoff has a youtube video where he is playing flow studies.

Share This Page Tweet. Within this handbook, he wished to include Flow Studies with practice suggestions, helpful hints and phrasing marks.

Letters that are duplicated as in A in this example indicate multiple parts. Typically, orchestra scores have the tuba linked to euphonium, but it does happen where Trombone is the principal instead.


While it is well documented that Cichowicz, and his long time teaching assistant, Luther Didrickson, took very individual approaches with each student, when listening to the performances on this recording the musical and sonic direction they sought becomes very evident.

For orchestral music, saxes are at the end see Saxophones below. The bracketed numbers tell you the precise instrumentation of the ensemble. Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C, op 21 [2,2,2,2,0,0, tymp, ].

Apr 25, 5. Sometimes strings are simply listed as “str,” which means strings. Brass Instrumentation Codes Following many of the titles in our Brass Ensemble catalog, you will see a set of five numbers enclosed in square brackets, as in this example: Thus a double reed quartet of 2 oboes, english horn and bassoon will look like this: They build tone, control and assist in building trumpst.

Strings are a standard configuration 4 first violin, 4 stuudies violin, 3 viola, 2 cello, 2 bass. The name of the studies suggests the notes should flow but shouldn’t they regardless of what you play?

Cichowicz, Vincent Dulin et al Flow Studies, v. Sometimes there are instruments fow the ensemble other than those shown above. Just type in nick drozdoff flow studies.

Percussion is abbreviated following the brass. Apr 26, 9.

Flow Studies, Vol. 2 with Russian Studies (Cichowicz)

These are good exercises to do in unison with a teacher, or another player, and work on blending your tones and pitch. For some reason I didn’t spot it in the search results.

Note the inclusion of the saxes after bassoon for this band work. These numbers tell you how many of each instrument are in the ensemble. Also, a much more in depth explanation from a friend and past teacher, Mark Dulin: The first number stands for Trumpetthe second for Hornthe third for Trombonethe fourth separated from the first three by a dot for Euphonium and the fifth for Tuba.


String Instrumentation Codes Following many of the titles in our String Ensemble catalog, cichowics will see a set of four numbers enclosed in square tfumpet, as in this example: The set of numbers after the dash represent the Brass.

In his interview with his student Bruce Briney, included in this volume Cichowicz described his hope to publish a Handbook of Studies for Trumpet. I can listen to someone playing these, and really know a lot about where they are in their trumpet development.

Books by Vincent Cichowicz

I don’t know what else to add to the title. What is intended however is to relay his concepts from a first hand point of view by some of his most exceptional students. The system used above is standard in the orchestra music field. They are perfect because they start in an easy register and slowly move outward, expanding not only cihowicz range but also in length. The Beethoven example is typical of much Classical and early Romantic fare.

Apr 24, 2. Each exercise begins with a half step. Thus, this string quartet is for 2 Violas and 2 Cellos, rather than the usual Instruments shown in parenthesis are optional and may be omitted. The audio recording that accompanies this volume is perhaps the best illustration of the way Cichowicz intended these studies to be performed. What you have gotten off of the internet are probably the first pages of Chicowitz’ book floa Studies”.