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Weekly Homework Post

Emma: Continue using long tones in your warmup. Remember to always play sitting on the edge on your chair with your feet flat on the ground. Make sure to keep your mouthpiece anchored on your bottom lip when you play. Practice breathing in slowly (over at least 2 beats, low and wide air) and then starting a middle range note [...]

2019-02-10T23:56:01-05:00February 10th, 2019|

Weekly Homework Post

Eliza: Warmup exercise: play the following pattern on a note of your choice (ie second line G), tap your foot throughout if that helps: whole note (4 beats) half rest (2 beats) whole note. Continue work on Accidentally in Love from Shrek, make sure to use the proper fingerings (also in generally you should be using pencil to make markings [...]

2019-02-07T23:59:10-05:00February 7th, 2019|

Weekly Homework Post

Emma: So sorry I had to cancel this weeks lesson. Here are some things to work on before your lesson next week. Try to practice 5 minutes a day (more if you want! but the important thing is to have a routine and keep your embouchure muscles in shape) Continue work on F and C scales, the full octave for [...]

2019-02-03T22:10:09-05:00February 3rd, 2019|

Weekly Homework Post

Eliza: Keep up the good work! Practice every day, if only for five minutes. In addition to playing your horn, when you can take time to practice rhythms by clapping, and to sing. Maintain good posture whenever you play: feet on the floor, sit on the edge of your seat, have the edge of your bell on your leg Work [...]

2019-01-31T21:20:51-05:00January 31st, 2019|

Weekly Homework Post

Alan: Add air attacks to warmupdo very specific isolated work on tricky passagesslur tongued passages and vice versa as an exercisewhen playing in the high register use less air Emma: Remember to use the same mouthpiece at school as you do at homeBe aware of posture when playing: keep your feet flat on the ground, sit on the edge of [...]

2019-01-20T22:38:44-05:00January 20th, 2019|

Assignments for the week of January 13-19

Alan: 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 Emma: Play the horn every day if possible, even if it only [...]

2021-09-09T03:35:12-04:00January 13th, 2019|
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