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Try to familiarize yourself with the 3 new reeds and decide what you do and don’t like about each one.

Things to think about are:

  • Is it easy to get a sound?
  • Do I like the sound it makes?
  • Do I use lots or a little air when playing this reed?
  • Is playing in tune easier or harder?
  • Does the lower octave feel good or bad?
  • Does it feel like the reed won’t vibrate enough when you blow into it?
  • Does it feel like the reed vibrates too much when you blow into it?

Scales

D Major:

  • Practice separately for rhythm and tuning.
  • Play the scale for fingering with a metronome
  • For tuning, play each scale tone as a long note and check with the tuner to ensure it’s in tune
  • Play the articulation exersize with 4 repeated notes on each scale tone up and down

B Melodic Minor

  • Practice separately for rhythm and tuning.
  • Play the scale for fingering with a metronome
  • For tuning, play each scale tone as a long note and check with the tuner to ensure it’s in tune
  • Crescendo to the top B
  • Try to work up to playing all the way up the scale in one breath

Reminder

Try to order the Gekeler books this week

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