The Routine

Routine Development ~ Get Your Vibration to Function!

Each 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 routines each day – often called, SETS. Below you will find four distinct sets that cover a gamut of material you need to play and improve upon each and EVERY day.

The first routine set is your warmup. The following three sets include material developed by myself and/or other major horn players and teachers.

Most of these exercises are presented using the online notation platform, flat.io – this platform is versatile and easy to use. When using it, be sure to change the orientation to ‘page’ in order to provide easiest access.


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

The Warmup Set


Technique. The thorough execution of a specific task necessary for the proficiency and efficiency of a larger achievement.

The Technique Set


The Drone Center

Extension Slurs in F
Spyder Drill in F
Ti-Re Expansion in F
Rider Double Tonguing in F
Audiate and Attack in F
The Expansion Drill
Modal Scales in F
Modal Scales in B
Long Tones


Other Routine Items

Free Buzzing – Caruso
Initial Attack Triads
Revised Slurs
The Noodle
Tryon Scales and Arpeggios
Basic Modal Scales
Caruso Intervals – 2nd
Sirens
#40
Triple Tonguing