So rowuk and other frequent posters on TM are advocates for a daily routine. I see the benefit in it and really would like to develop a routine of my own. I read something rowuk once said in regards to the daily routine, I'll try to paraphrase it as best as I can remember. "The use of a daily routine is used to tell me how every aspect of my trumpet playing is doing for that day, and then I can target specific areas based upon my daily routine as well as develop a consistent practice regime to strengthen overall capability." I really like this mentality, among all the other reasons to have a daily routine.
Obviously, none of you know me enough to make an extremely personalized daily routine. Nonetheless, I would appreciate any input from rowuk/ anyone else as to suggestions for things to have in my daily routine, as well as what you use yourself.
If it helps, I'll create a little "about my playing" list. If it doesn't help, then just pretend it's not there :)
-17 years old
- I am in all the music groups my high school offers (Marching, Wind Ensemble, Jazz, Pep Band, Pit Orchestra), however, I like/ aim to specialize in jazz/ big band and pit music. I also have intentions of marching DCI, starting summer of 2016
- My usable range is an F above high C. I would like to add something to the routine that helps with overall range strengthening (not a range-centered routine, but an exercise or two in the routine that helps with strengthening of range would be much appreciated)
- If I had to pinpoint the weakest aspect of my playing, it would be ascending lip slurs
- Method books I own: Maggio system, Arban, Clarke, Victor Salva double and triple tonguing exercises, and the Cat Anderson Method
I hope that this thread can both help me in the derivation of my routine, as well as be a good resource for anyone in somewhat of the same boat as me.