We are staging a random leadpipe check, Mr. Laureano.It's Monday and I have off. That means I have my talk radio station on, I'm in the kitchen and have settled in for a nice day of practice, cooking, and catching up on world events.
Today I decided that the first session before lunch would focus on tonguing and transposition. I warmed up on long tones because I was thinking f you guys and a recent conversation about long tones. I decided I'd give it a shot for a few weeks. It's worked just fine but I have to be honest and say I don't feel any difference from what I normally do. I do find, however, that when I feel like I want to increase my strength, the long tones lend a little more focus, for what that's worth.
After a bunch of slurring around I went to the Arban book and started on page 26. Take the time to get the book, you might find this interesting. Fine, I'll wait.
Okay, I played nos. 13 to 27 at the written faster metronome markings and in Bb. No transposition. I took a little break.
Starting with #28 I started transposing each one, again, at the written metronome markings, whatever the fastest one was.
#28- Db trumpet
#29,30- Gb trumpet
#31- F alta trumpet
#32- A trumpet
#33- C trumpet
#34- B trumpet
#35-6- E trumpet
#37- Ab trumpet
#38- D trumpet
I see that I left out some transpositions (G, Eb, F) so, I'll find some way to cover those in some other studies in Arban.
I'm hungry. Time for lunch!
Ah, me of little discipline...
I had a couple of handfuls of mixed nuts and kept practicing. I covered the missing transpositions with the Sachse book and went back to the Arban for multiple tonguing and single tonguing.
NOW, I'm ready for lunch. If you have any suggestions on solos to work on this afternoon, let me know, I'm open to suggestion! I have a Haydn to do soon, so, I could pull out the Eb and work on that but, like I say, I'm open.
What is this stuff in there...........mixed nuts?
Sir, You are on report!
The Leadpipe Police