Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 15:29:45 +0100
From: "Ole J. Utnes" <>
Subject: Re: Allen Vizzutti

Warren wrote:
>     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 up using
>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
3. Music,
according to Allen (see this page:)


These Vizzutti pages will also be placed on NTF's web page (Norwegian Trumpet Forum):
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Ole Jorgen Utnes  --  "Oulee the Gentle Viking"