Daily Trumpet Routines, Lesson 38-A, Double Tongued

Inverted Minor Arpeggios – Form 4

Claude Gordon, Daily Trumpet Routines (Carl Fischer, 1971), 144-148.

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Things to remember when you practice

  1. 5 times 10 breathing exercise before you begin
  2. Practice each model for 3 days
  3. Breathe when necessary (not on last note)
  4. Push out ALL the air on last note – until shaking
  5. Add the upper octave where it’s comfortable
  6. Rest as long as you play (finger and sing through each line)
  7. BIG BREATH – CHEST UP – SHOULDERS BACK (NOT UP)
  8. WATCH THE TONGUE
  9. LIFT FINGERS HIGH – STRIKE THE VALVES HARD

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Thirty Velocity Studies, Group 12, Model G

Claude Gordon, 30 Velocity Studies for Trumpet (Carl Fischer, 1981), 25-26.

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Things to remember when you practice

  1. 5 times 10 breathing exercise before you begin
  2. Breathe where necessary
  3. Rest when necessary
  4. Practice all models (2 days for each model)
  5. Add single, double, K tongue models
  6. Continue up chromatically as far as possible (optional: three strikes! – use discretion)
  7. ACCURACY BEFORE SPEED
  8. BUILD UP – DON’T TEAR DOWN
  9. BIG BREATH – CHEST UP – SHOULDERS BACK (NOT UP)
  10. LIFT FINGERS HIGH – STRIKE THE VALVES HARD
  11. Relax lip when finished and rest for at least one hour

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Colin’s 100 Original Warm-ups (29, 41, 59, 79, 98)

Dr. Charles Colin, 100 Original Warm-ups (Charles Colin), 7-24.

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Things to remember when you practice

  1. 5 times 10 breathing exercise before you begin
  2. Models for each study: Single, Triple tongue; slur three; slur measure
  3. Play each exercise in one breath (if possible)
  4. Rest whenever necessary
  5. Rest as long as you play
  6. Work toward speeding up the exercises
  7. BIG BREATH – CHEST UP – SHOULDERS BACK (NOT UP)
  8. WATCH THE TONGUE

Second Study, ex. #29

Third Study, ex. #41

Fourth Study, ex. #59

Fifth Study, ex. #79

Sixth Study, ex. #98

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Saint-Jacome, Velocity – G Flat Major

p. 182 exercise; p. 178 line 3 models

Saint-Jacome, Grand Method for Trumpet or Cornet (Carl Fischer, 2002), 178, 182.

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Things to remember when you practice

  1. 5 times 10 breathing exercise before you begin
  2. Rest where necessary
  3. 3 models per day (p. 178)
  4. ACCURACY BEFORE SPEED
  5. BUILD UP – DON’T TEAR DOWN
  6. BIG BREATH – CHEST UP – SHOULDERS BACK (NOT UP)
  7. LIFT FINGERS HIGH – STRIKE THE VALVES HARD

Model #1 (p. 178)

Model #2 (p. 178)

Model #3 (p. 178)

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Daily Trumpet Routines, Lesson 38, Model 7

Inverted Major Arpeggios – Form 4

Claude Gordon, Daily Trumpet Routines (Carl Fischer, 1971), 144-148.

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Things to remember when you practice

  1. 5 times 10 breathing exercise before you begin
  2. Practice each model for 3 days
  3. Breathe when necessary (not on last note)
  4. Push out ALL the air on last note – until shaking
  5. Add the upper octave where it’s comfortable
  6. Rest as long as you play (finger and sing through each line)
  7. BIG BREATH – CHEST UP – SHOULDERS BACK (NOT UP)
  8. WATCH THE TONGUE
  9. LIFT FINGERS HIGH – STRIKE THE VALVES HARD

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