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Homework June 5-12

Rhiannon, Great work the last few weeks! Now that your school concert is over we can look at some other tunes! Emperor's Hymn - see attached for the music -> Emperors hymn trumpet Work on contrast in dynamics this week. Really make a difference between mf and p in bar 15. When playing softly make sure your sound is still full [...]

2018-06-05T18:54:32-04:00June 5th, 2018|

Homework May 28-June 5

Rhiannon, To prepare for your concert on Thursday just go over a few parts of your music Wednesday (tomorrow) to secure certain sections that we went over today. Mostly Take on me. Keep working on picturing blowing farther away when playing higher notes - don't squeeze!!! You've worked really hard over the last few weeks so I'll bring in some [...]

2018-05-29T19:05:14-04:00May 29th, 2018|

Homework May 22-29

Rhiannon, Great work this week! Continue practicing as you already do - your sound is really getting a nice warm tone that we are aiming for! School Concert Pieces - when aiming for notes in the higher register make sure you get your air speed faster by aiming farther away. Imagine a target that you are aiming at and it [...]

2018-05-23T07:42:37-04:00May 23rd, 2018|

Homework May 15-22

Matthew, Your low range is really coming along nicely! Keep practice as much as you can but aim for everyday 5-10min. F Study - continue to use the first four lines as a warm up to get your air moving. I can tell your sound is coming a long and this will help with player higher notes. Bye Bye Blackbird [...]

2018-05-15T17:53:57-04:00May 15th, 2018|

Homework May 8-15

Matthew, Your sound is really starting to improve - please try your best to practice 5-10min a day. I know it's a busy time of year and I really appreciate the time you're putting in. F Study - Keep working on getting a full trombone sound while playing. Using this is great because you're already comfortable with it. Just focus [...]

2018-05-08T17:52:43-04:00May 8th, 2018|

Homework May 1-8

Rhiannon, Great work! Continue your practice routine - this week focus on taking a full breath whenever you start to play. Hey Jude - work on where the star is (around measure 40) to get used to the new notes and fingerings. Also, work on slurring up to the higher notes where it's marked. Use your air to help you [...]

2018-05-01T18:46:07-04:00May 1st, 2018|

Homework April 26-May 3

Matthew, Great work this week! Keep up with practicing about 5-10min a day. Your sound has come such a long way since our last lesson - let's not lose the momentum! Work on the last 2 lines of the F study - focus on really getting each pitch in tune and feel confident in the note you're playing. Finish Georgia [...]

2018-04-26T17:59:10-04:00April 26th, 2018|

Homework April 19-25

Rhiannon, Great work this week! I can tell you're practicing loads! Continue working 10-15 minutes a day - this week's focus is articulation. Hey Jude - work on slurring the notes where it's marked. You'll get more of a vocal quality to your playing that'll match the original song more. Yesterday - listen to this song! It'll help you with [...]

2018-04-19T18:05:21-04:00April 19th, 2018|

Homework April 12-19

Matthew, Your sound is coming along! You now know what you need to do to keep it consistent. You need to practice 5-10 minutes EVERY DAY! Work on going down your Bb concert scale working to get the same amount of sound in different registers. We went over how you need to open a bit more to get the lower [...]

2018-04-12T18:08:24-04:00April 12th, 2018|

Homework April 5-12

Matthew, Start trying to play your trombone as often as possible for about 5-10minutes. You really to do this to get the strength back in your embouchure after having some time off for vacation. Work on the second half of Georgia making sure you always playing with a full sound. Picture shooting your air out of the bell to get [...]

2018-04-06T12:50:12-04:00April 6th, 2018|
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