favorite warm-up

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by eisprl, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. eisprl

    eisprl Mezzo Piano User

    Sep 26, 2004
    Halifax, NS CANADA
    What is your favorite warm-up?

    Mine is in the Arturo Sandoval Book with the pedals. (Awesome)

  2. Heavens2kadonka

    Heavens2kadonka Forte User

    Jun 17, 2004
    Lebanon, TN
    I am really getting to where I lip buzz the majority of my warm up. I just feel like I get a *MUCH* better product if I lip buzz before I start.

    Long tones, from as soft as you can do comfortably, to as loud as you can do comfortably. Work to make your louds and softs more and more efficient. Then I do Clarke Study 1, except I hold the starting note for three beats, before I begin the exercise. I like to think of my air collumn like:


    That (Tried to make an arrow), with all the notes that I need to hit being inside the collumn. My goal right now is to be able to play a high C with what feels to me, and sounds to my audience as an equal amount of pressure as a second-line G. After that, I will begin sliding my range toward the low C, then start working for the pedals..
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Forte User

    Oct 21, 2003
    I like playing out of the Mike Sachs book.
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Forte User

    Oct 21, 2003
    A little bit of that as well ;-)

  5. eoliver

    eoliver Pianissimo User

    Nov 15, 2004
    Albuquerque, NM
    James Stamp method. Usually skip the mp buzzing and go straight to the horn.

    As an addition to this question:

    Do you warm up on your C or your Bb?

    I warm-up on my Bb and my 1-1/2C, even if I'll be playing my C, or only doing lead work all day. Mainly because I know exactly how I'll feel after that. What's you all's take?
  6. jpkaminga

    jpkaminga Pianissimo User

    Jul 1, 2004
    I do exercises from the Balanced Embouchure book which include practicing playing double pedals in tune, then longtones, then a chromatic scale as fast and high as I can, then slur exercises from the BE book
  7. dbacon

    dbacon Mezzo Piano User

    Oct 24, 2003
    Scottsdale, AZ.
    Allen Vizzutti's Book 1. You can do a ten min, 20 min routine that's very inclusive.

    Or an hour, whatever you want.
  8. R.A.S.

    R.A.S. Pianissimo User

    Oct 13, 2004
    Woodbury, Minnesota
    I like to vary my warmup from day to day, depending on what's on and how I feel. Here are five that I do:

    1. Keith Johnson's book "Progressive Studies for the High Register"
    Preliminary Exercises & Exercise 3 (Exercise 5 if needed)

    2. The warmup in Bud Brisbois/Lennie Niehaus "Trumpet Today" (extend
    beyond E if needed)

    3. Caruso Exercises 1-5, 7, 9, 11, 14, 17

    4. George and Arnie's Range Builder (quick and powerful)

    5. Maggio Warmup A and Exercise 1
  9. dizforprez

    dizforprez Forte User

    Nov 2, 2003
    -Buzzing. I have a few patterns I use, the main goal is to devlop my range in both directions. I will often use akeyboard, holding out the tonic pitch and buzz what ever pattern i am using that day(or week).

    -Lip bends and Flow studies , from the Sachs book page 37 or the V. C. Flow studies book.
  10. sparxIII

    sparxIII New Friend

    Nov 1, 2003
    Toronto ON Canada
    warm ups

    Boyde Hood mouthpiece drills ........ complete with bass tr. mp. for #1.
    The rest of the drills on the reg. tr. mp.


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