I would suggest doing a "mini" routine to make sure the basic fundamentals are covered, especially if the gig itself doesn't cover that kind of playing. By mini, I mean 10-15 minutes of slurring, tonguing and especially soft tones (if the gig is a high volume only gig.)
After doing two weeks, 2 shows a day of the circus, that mini routine would have gone a long way in keeping touch with tone production and other fundamentals. The gig was all amplified, no monitors, and I occasionally played harder to hear myself. You know the rest of the story.
10-15 minutes shouldn't waste you out. If it does, your fundamentals are off.
What works for me in Branson is a warm-up and practice on off days and just a warm-up on show days.
Usually my warm-up is just buzzing on my mouthpiece as I drive to the theater.
A good cool-down on show days works wonders and buzzing on the way home saves time.
I play this routine designed specifically for me by Laurie Frink to be played before a rehearsal or a performance. It takes about 10-15 minutes.
• 6 Notes
• Clarke Technical Studies - Second Study - Circle of Fourths
• Bending Pedals
• Chromatic Scale
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