Making up your own practice exercises

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by coolerdave, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. coolerdave

    coolerdave Utimate User

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    I am sure this is in someones trumpet book but I was dinging around today and wasn't really happy with my double tonguing attack on a major second interval Tu (root) - Ku ( Maj 2) .... so I proceeded to play them in sixtenths ... starting on the low F# ( F#-G#-F#-G# etc for about 6-8 measures) ... then did the same thing a half step higher .... kept moving up a half step after each "rep" until I couldn't. Such a simple exercises was a brutal work out. It also seems pretty effective for finger dexterity and timing between the tongue and fingers.
    I have tried similar ones double tonguing different intervals ... not sure if this is over working or a poor use of time .. to me it seems effective..
    comments on this or perhaps some exercises you may have made up?
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Many of the best exercises may be simple, but that doesn't mean that they are easy. Once the major second gets easy, try minor thirds and keep expanding--that is how Vizzutti did it.
     
  3. coolerdave

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    I was working on the minor third slurred awhile back and found the finger combinations a monster to do repeatedly ...
     

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