What are Some Good Exercises to Help with Endurance and Range?

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  1. Jason Lee

    Jason Lee New Friend

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    The name says it all. What are some good exercises for endurance and range?







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  2. jiarby

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    Colin Advanced Lip Flexibilities as written
    Clarke Technical Studies 8va, softly!
    Chromatic Scales up and down
    Arpeggios, Triads, 4ths... up & down
    Octave glissandos
     
  3. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Long tones, starting with a whisper, crescendoing until the tone almost breaks up, then decrescendo. Clarke studies up on octave, tongued. Expanding lip slurs. Do everything with a good sound.
     
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    Both the above uh festoons shall get you far.
     
  5. DaTrump

    DaTrump Forte User

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    I know another one, but it is a little on the controversial side, PM me if you are interested
     
  6. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    If you need to work on endurance AND range, I think that you are making a BIG mistake about wanting both at the same time. It is easy enough to twist the body when it is weak. The result MAY be higher notes longer, but at a BIG cost. It is better to get your breathing and body use down first, then endurance. YOUR range will work itself out once the rest is tidied up.
     
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  7. jiarby

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    You can't build a tall building without starting with a solid foundation. Don't work on the roof before you pour the slab for the floor.
     
  8. gmonady

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    As Rowuk says, with endurance, range will come. Don't put the cart before the horse (power).
     
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    Get the BE book. It's helped me considerably in the past month or so, but beware of the "dip." I had to take a couple steps back before I resumed course with it.
     

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