The Routine

Routine Development ~ Get Your Vibration to Function!

Your daily routine should take no more than 25 to 30 minutes and may or may not include any warmup material. For those of you serious about taking the horn to the professional level, you will need to include three “set” routines each day. Below you will find four distinct sets that cover a gamut of material you need to play and improve each day.

The first three sets include material developed by major horn players and teachers with an added twist that has helped my students with their development of proper mechanics and technique.


The warmup set needs to be short, efficient, and nimble.

Low Flow Warmup
Extended Low Flow Warmup
Three Note Warmup
Mouthpiece Buzzing
Free Buzzing – Caruso

The Leuba-ish Method

Extension Slurs in F
The Expansion Drill
Modal Scales – Tonic and Key in F
More to come…

The Farkas-ish Method

Initial Attack Triads
Revised Slurs
Arpeggiated Intervals
High Flex

More to come…

Tryon-ish Method

Tryon Scales and Arpeggios
Low Tills
More to come…

Other Routine Items

Spyder Drill in F
Ti-Re Expansion in F
Fox Tones in F
Lip Trills v. 1
Lip Trills v. 2
Rider Double Tonguing in F
Caruso Intervals – 2nd
Long Tones
Triple Tonguing
Audiate and Attack in F