The Mazzanti Method

Daily Exercises for Piccolo

Nicola Mazzanti

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Performing Ensemble: Piccolo Unaccompanied
Instrumentation: Piccolo
Item Number: 414-41212
Number of Pages: 140
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print

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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.

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Introduction
PART I: SOUND
The Three Check points: Support, Larynx, and Embouchure
The First Check point: Support û Use Greater Pressure
Preliminary Exercises
Tone Exercises
Vocalises
Intonation
Flexibility of the High Notes
Tone Development Through Famous Melodies
Schubert: Sonata in A Minor, ôArpeggione,ö Mvt. II
Brahms: Concerto for Violin, Mvt. II
Mahler: Symphony No. 2, Mvt. V
Schubert: Symphony No. 8, ôUnfinished,ö Mvt. I
Massenet: ôMeditation,ö from ThaÙs
Mozart: Concerto for Clarinet, Mvt. II
English traditional song: The Water Is Wide
Rabboni: Sonata No. 13 in D Minor
Krakamp: Rosa
The Second Check point: Larynx and Oral Cavity û Open and Resonant
Low Notes
Variation Exercises (for Low Notes)
The Third Check point: Embouchure û Precise and Extremely Flexible
Flexibility Exercises
Variation Exercises (for Flexibility)
Applying the Three Checkpoints: Singing & Playing and Harmonics Exercises
Sing and Play Exercises
Harmonics
PART II: SCALES AND ARPEGGIOS
Introduction to Scales and Arpeggios
Chromaticism
Major Scales
Minor Scales
Three-note Arpeggios
Four-note Arpeggios
Three-note Broken Arpeggios
Four-note Broken Arpeggios
Agility
PART III: MELODIES, OPERAS, LIEDER
Introduction to Melodies, Operas, and Lieder
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 156, Sinfonia
Puccini: La BohÐme, ôVecchia zimarraö
Mozart: Don Giovanni, ôDalla sua paceö
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, ôO mio babbino caroö
Vivaldi: Flute Concerto No. 3 in D Major, ôIl gardellino,ö Mvt. II
Mozart: Sonata in C Major, K. 545, Mvt. II
Bellini: Norma, ôDeh non volerli vittimeö
Verdi: Rigoletto, ôTutte le feste al tempioö
Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals, ôThe Swanö
Puccini: Tosca, ôE lucean le stelleö
Verdi: La Traviata, ôAddio del passatoö
Verdi: La Traviata, ôDi Provenza il mar il suolö
Verdi: La Traviata, ôDite alla giovineö
Verdi: Rigoletto, ôSi, vendetta, tremenda vendettaö
Donizetti: LÆelisir dÆamore, ôUna furtiva lagrimaö

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