• Continue work on chromatic warmups exercises
  • Practice your scales over a drone
  • When the notes move up, aim airstream downward and vice versa
  • Spend a couple of minutes of most practice days focusing on just starting notes
  • Work on the German Dance from the Mason Jones book


  • Play the horn every day if possible, even if it only for 5 minutes
  • Try to bring your horn into school so you have a bit more consistency. If this is not possible, make sure to at least use the same mouthpiece at school and at home
  • Continue buzzing exercises
  • if you are having trouble getting a clear sound use the spit valve trick
  • Play things by ear, have part of your practice be fun exploration of the sounds you can make with the horn

Happy Practicing!