A great mix



  • No topic here as of yet, so I shall begin. Playing the Getchell books along with the Clarke Technical Studies is a great mixture for development/improvement.



  • @oldpete said in A great mix:

    Clarke Technical Studies

    Thanks for getting this off the ground. I just ordered the 1st Getchell book.



  • @Doodlin said in A great mix:

    @oldpete said in A great mix:

    Clarke Technical Studies

    Thanks for getting this off the ground. I just ordered the 1st Getchell book.

    Same here! Just needed a little push!



  • I've been using The Progressive Warmup by Eric Bolvin (a sometimes inhabitant of TM) for quite a while now. It's supposed to be a 37 week program, but the mix of flow studies, tonguing and slurred exercises is a really great way to start a practice session - you can always try to play them better or sound nicer. $12.95 for a downloaded soft copy is good value.
    https://bolvinmusic.com/product/progressive-warm-up/?v=6cc98ba2045f



  • For the last 8 months or so I have been using the Bai Lin Lip Flexibilities as a part of my regular 1/2 hour warmup. I added the Tribute to William Adam book by Charles Davis and most recently downloaded the Scales Bootcamp by Josh Rogan and worked both into my technical practice. I volunteer at 2 local universities to fill the needs in a Symphony Orchestra and a Jazz Ensemble as well as weekly practice and performance with the Brass Ensemble at my church. I also perform with a Symphony Orchestra that plays 5 times a year around the state and perform regularly with the Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra in my home city. This all translates into much regular practice and performance kinda like a full time job! Good thing that I'm retired from my day gig!!



  • @Doodlin said in A great mix:

    @oldpete said in A great mix:

    Clarke Technical Studies

    Thanks for getting this off the ground. I just ordered the 1st Getchell book.

    Getchell is also great for transposition work.



  • I use 4 different books: Arban's (everyone needs this), the Brandt orchestral etudes (exercises, but with some musicality), the Clarke technical studies (harder exercises than Arban's and some challenging solos in the back), and the Schlossberg daily drills (flexibility and range).


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