> I read a little on the internet about Allen Vizzutti and found it
>very interesting. Has anybody ever heard Mr. Vizzutti play, or had
>the opportunity to gig with him?
> Is anyone out there using Allen Vizzutti's method books?
Yes, I do. They are a great supplement to "the trumpet literature", both the simple but effective warm up and also all the other things. If you are bored by H .L. Clarke 2 (only major) use Allen's alternatives. In addition to learning the patterns you get to play other scales (minor, whole, dim.) - which is part of the "jazz vocabulary"
Btw, If you visit my web page:
there is a lot of more info about Allen, and sound samples (in Real Audio).
>He does not encourage lip slurs to warm-up. He likes to warm
>easy tonguing patterns. I've never tried this.
>Any opinions on this?
I agree with Allen. Use lip slurs later in practice. Warm up should
be short and effective to get ready for part:
2. Tech. Practice, and
according to Allen (see this page:)
These Vizzutti pages will also be placed on NTF's web page (Norwegian Trumpet Forum):
Ole Jorgen Utnes -- "Oulee the Gentle Viking"