The exercises above are ones I made up to address issues in my or my students' playing. Get creative in your practice sessions and improvise some of your own! Take some licks from the repertoire and turn them into an exercise.
This fingering chart includes what I use as regular options with alternatives based on your horn's quirks and musical contexts. I urge my students to be fluent in both the F and B sides of the horn to optimize performance choices.
This tonguing exercise was inspired by the "Lip Flips" in Pilafian/Sheridan's Brass Gym. I find many tonguing exercises start with longer notes but I struggled with fast notes right away. This exercise is completely chromatic using gradual rhythms for finger coordination and change of the lip.
Multiphonics are becoming a more common extended technique. This handout is from my 2018 lecture at IHS Mid-South detailing how to start from square one.
This is a practice log I have many students use to keep track of how they spend their time preparing.
These key signature flash cards were made by my colleague Dr. Gregory Ristow. Use these at the beginning and end of each practice session to develop fluency with a topic that is the foundation of music theory.
This handout explains the counting for one-beat cells in simple and compound meters.
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