A Modern Jazz Practice Routine & Play – Along
You need to work on technique, but are bored with the same routine?
One of the benefits I had while working on my undergraduate degree was playing a Bill Adam – styled routine with another trumpet player. That allowed us to rest at least as long as we played. This one element alone helps out your chops (embouchure) and build endurance.
That routine covered all of the important aspects of playing any brass player needs to be a successful musician: rhythm, tone, articulation/tonguing, slurring, range, endurance, dynamics, scales, arpeggios, etc.
It’s made for legit (classical/orchestral) trumpet players in mind. Probably like you, my focus was on Jazz/commercial music.
Adapt it to fit your needs. I did this intuitively many years ago. Others needed a little help so I created the Modern Jazz Trumpet Practice Routine and Play-Along.
What’s In It?
The type of exercises inside are probably familiar to most trumpet players: Clarke studies, flexibilities, range studies, Arban style arpeggios etc. All things that are good for your technique. But, this is different because each exercise has been adapted with a Jazz Practice Routine focus for you that also features elements from the Jazz Targeting Method.
It’s a great way for students to transition from their standard practice routines into one that prepares you for improvisation while still working on your technique.
The play-along feature allows a player to hear and watch an exercise example at a moderate tempo and then play it immediately afterwards. While every good teacher preaches having good time; this play-along has another sweet benefit:
A Boring Metronome?
You don’t need another one of those. You probably have one on your phone that never gets used.
A basic metronome is boring. Tick..Tick…Tick…Tick. It can be torture.
How to Use It:
Download the Jazz Practice Routine…For FREE
There’s a form underneath the videos below that will take 10 seconds to fill out and an email will be sent to you with the PDF sheet music.
Play-along with the ‘A’ Day
This play-along will take you on a ride through a Jazz-focused routine that highlights major key areas.
Play-along with the ‘B’ Day
This play-along will take you on a ride through a Jazz-focused routine that highlights minor key areas.