June Emerson Wind Music
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Composer:Ess, Christoph
Publisher Ref:E2515
The personal warm-up programme of Christoph Ess, which he has developed over many years, which helps to deal with the various challenges of playing the horn and to improve or stay fit through regular use and repetition.

Price: £14.95
Publisher:Kobl, Ulrich
Year of Issue:2021
Christoph writes:
I would like to introduce my personal warm-up program. It includes a wide variety of exercises that I have put together for myself over the years. Some of them have been taken over by my own teachers and professors, some of them I got to know on various master courses or have been inspired by colleagues.
They help me every day anew to deal with the various challenges of playing the horn and to improve or stay fit through regular use and repetition.
With the exercises, I have developed a warm-up and practice system for the typical horn basics, which I can adapt depending on my form of the day and, above all, depending on how much time I have for practicing and rehearsing. The system is divided into seven different blocks, which cover all the important basic parameters of playing the horn.
It is important to me that I deal with all seven parameters every day, because then, even if I have little time to warm up, I feel completely and comprehensively warmed up to go to a rehearsal, a concert or another practice unit. Therefore there are numerous exercises for each group, which I can vary daily and select according to the situation.
I try never to go into extreme positions at the beginning of the warm-up. The muscles must first be warmed up in a relaxed manner, similar to athletes. Only then should we expand the exercises downwards and above all upwards and also penetrate into more extreme volumes. Another motto of mine is - if possible - to always combine two different parameters in one exercise. So I often connect slowly - quickly, tied - pushed, loudly - quietly so that the air flow can adapt to the various challenges.

Watch Christoph's warm-up programme video masterclass with explanations and sound examples on my YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/christophess

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Nick Davidson
May 3, 2022
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Besides being a wonderful horn player, Christoph has gifted us a thorough yet succinct and flexible collection of warm-ups and daily exercises that touch virtually every aspect of horn playing. So far, as a working freelancer, I have already felt improvements in some of the fundamentals that have always troubled me and had not found sufficient exercises to develop, and I'm excited to have found exercises that help me feel I have the tools to prepare for anything I may want to play. Bravo and thank you, Christoph!
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Andrew Marsden
Jan 30, 2023
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Excellent service. Prompt responses
Great product
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