Flexibility Big Book 3 (Christmas Edition)


When it comes to jazz articulation, improvisation, and now, FLEXIBILITY, there has never been a better series of books written for the trumpet than Erik Veldkamps’s Big Book Series. They solve an extremely important problem that, for some reason, has never been tackled before: how do you inspire people to practice the core foundational areas of trumpet playing while stimulating their musicality and developing their ears at the same time?

This third edition in the series of Flexibility Big Books is something you have never seen before. Using the melody and chord changes from your favorite Christmas songs, Erik has artfully extrapolated, adapted, and modified each tune to turn them into recognizable lip flexibility exercises using a level of creativity you only find in Erik’s signature style.

You will find flexibility studies based on traditional Christmas melodies like Silent Night, The First Noel, O Holy Night, and Mary’s Boy Child, as well as a host of others based on pop Christmas songs like Let It Snow!, Santa Clause is Coming to Town, Sleigh Ride, and more. The familiarity of the underlying harmony will subconsciously facilitate proper phrasing and airflow. it is truly brilliant.

Below you can listen to Erik perform the sample pages that you can find to the left. Give them a listen, then grab an immediate PDF download above. You can find all the books in this series below the audio at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!


Listen to Erik Perform Silent Night

Listen to Erik Perform The First Noel

Listen to Erik Perform We Wish You A Merry Christmas


Song List

1. Silent Night
2. We Three Kings
3. The First Nowell
4. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
5. Joy To The World
6. Away In A Manger
7. O Come All Ye Faithful
8. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
9. O Holy Night
11. Ding Dong! Merrily On High
12. See Amid The Winter Snow
13. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
14. A Child This Day Is Born
15. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
16. Mary’s Boy Child
17. Angels We Have Heard On High
18. Deck The Halls
19. Jingle Bells
20. O Christmas Tree
21. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
22. Have Yourself A Merry Christmas
23. It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year 24. White Christmas
25. Winter Wonderland
26. Frosty The Snowman
27. Silver Bells
28. Sleigh Ride
29. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
30. Let It Snow!


Erik Veldkamp’s Big Book Series

The Flexibility Big Books

  1. Flexibility Big Book
  2. Flexibility Big Book 2
  3. Flexibility Big Book 3 (Christmas Edition)
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The Improvisation Big Books

  1. The Improvisation Big Book
  2. Patterns for Improvisation
  3. Playbook for Improvisation
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The Jazz Articulation Big Books

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  2. The Jazz Articulation Big Book 2
  3. Staccato Standards Book 1
  4. Staccato Standards Book 2
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