The Routine

Routine Development

Your daily routine should take no more than 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 to four “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 warmup set needs to be short, efficient, and nimble.

Low Flow Warmup
Extended Low Flow Warmup
Long Tone Warmup
Buzzing – Free & Mouthpiece

SET ONE – The Drone Method

Leuba Extension Slurs in F
Audiate and Attack in F
Leuba/Herrick Expansion Drill

Modal Scales – Tonic and Key in F
Spyder Drill in F
Ti-Re Expansion in F
Tryon Scales and Arpeggios
Fox Tones in F


Sound Envelope in F
Revised Farkas Slurs
Farkas Intervals “Thirds”
Rider Double Tonguing in F
Caruso Intervals – 2nd
Low Tills


Lip Trills
Farkas High Flex
Farkas Mid/Low

Long Tones
Triple Tonguing