Students will be able to:
- utilize proper finger/slide technique on passages requiring dexterity
- maintain a consistent tone across the functional register of the instrument
- move freely between adjacent partials
- Mouthpiece Sirens Start on a comfortable pitch in the lower register. Glissando up and back to that original pitch in one breath. Focus on consistent tone and smooth pitch transitions without interruption. Repeat 4 times.
- Long tones on the instrument Focus on producing a consistent tone on any comfortable pitch. Repeat 4 times.
- Lip Slur 2 Focus on producing a smooth, consistent tone and a stable pitch on both partials. Focus on moving between partials using Ahhh and Ohhh consonants.
- Broken Remington Set the tuner to play a drone on concert F (concert C for horn). When performing, do not leave the upper pitch until it is stable and matched with the drone. Eliminate the rests that are notated in this exercise, but breathe as necessary.
- Articulation contrast exercise Set the metronome at ♩=90. Listen closely to the initial attack in each measure. Additionally, listen that there is an even attack on each re-articulated note. Do not move on to faster rhythms until you can play slower rhythms with accuracy and consistency.
- Dexterity Exercise #1 Play through each of the keys of this exercise at a tempo with which you are comfortable. Pay close attention to pitch accuracy and the attack of each note, using a clear and consistent articulation.