Joe Dixon
 
 
 
 

 
 

exercises

 

flexibilities

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altobone

 

    MAJOR CALISTHENICS - download

    parentaladvisory Very difficult chord studies for alto trombone in all major keys. (alto clef)

 

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tenorbone

 

DESCENDING INTERVAL EXERCISE - download

Legato, tone, lower register, and intonation study suitable for tenor trombone, bass trombone and euphonium. Trigger register work to low C

 

LYRICAL FLOW WARM-UP - download

An arpeggio warm-up for legato style and singing air flow. A portion requires an f-attachment.

 

   SLURS WITH PEDALS - download

Lip Slurs to increase range. Pedals are added to help ensure that there is no mouthpiece shift across the full range of the instrument and that the upper register is played relaxed.

 

BASIC FLEXIBILITES - download

Metered lip slur favorites for Tenor and Bass Trombone.

 

6/8 LOW REGISTER STUDY - download

Exercise for Trombone with F-attachment, Bass Trombone, or Tuba to assist with smoothness of transitions and evenness of sound in the trigger and pedal registers.

 

   MULTIPLE TONGUE-START RHYTHMS - download

Rhythms for use in perfecting double and triple tonguing.

 

RHYTHMIC EMPHASIS EXERCISE - download

Rhythms used for the matching of articulation and rhythmic precision on all scales, ascending or descending. The individual lines may be 'layered' to practice alignment of rhythms between multiple individuals or groups of instruments. Excellent for tone color matching. Although examples are in bass clef, they are suitable for all instruments utilizing ALL scales.

          Advanced

UPPER REGISTER RANGE BUILDER - download

parentaladvisory This exercise based on a simple three measure I-V7 progression builds incredible strength. Use common sense: this exercise requires great stamina to complete - rest as needed. As always, insist on matched starts, matched tone, and accurate intonation.

 

MAJOR CALISTHENICS - download

parentaladvisory Challenging, very difficult chord studies for tenor trombone in all major keys.

 

MINOR CALISTHENICS - download

parentaladvisory Challenging, very difficult sequences for tenor trombone in all minor keys.

 

UPPER REGISTER TUNING EXERCISE - download

parentaladvisory A demanding upper register tuning exercise that builds endurance, a keen ear, excellent slide placement, and sensitivity to matching tone color. Move between the top notes without articulating - make the transitions as seamless as possible. The marked positions may need to be modified for your specific brand and model of instrument.

 

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bassbone

 

DESCENDING INTERVAL EXERCISE - BASS TROMBONE / TUBA - download

Legato, tone, lower register, and intonation study suitable for bass trombone and tuba. Trigger and pedal register work to pedal C.

 

LYRICAL FLOW WARM-UP - BASS TROMBONE / TUBA - download

An arpeggio warm-up for legato style and singing air flow.

 

SLURS WITH PEDALS - BASS TROMBONE ONLY - download

Lip Slurs to increase range. Pedals are added to help ensure that there is no mouthpiece shift across the full range of the instrument and that the upper register is played relaxed.

 

BASIC FLEXIBILITIES- TENOR/BASS TROMBONE - download

Metered lip slur favorites for Tenor and Bass Trombone.

 

BASIC FLEXIBILITIES - TUBA - download

Metered lip slur favorites for tuba.

 

6/8 LOW REGISTER STUDY - download

Exercise for Trombone with F-attachment, Bass Trombone, or Tuba to assist with smoothness of transitions and evenness of sound in the trigger and pedal registers.

 

MULTIPLE TONGUE START RHYTHMS - download

Rhythms for use in perfecting double and triple tonguing.

 

RHYTHMIC EMPHASIS EXERCISE - download

Rhythms used for the matching of articulation and rhythmic precision on all scales, ascending or descending. The individual lines may be 'layered' to practice alignment of rhythms between multiple individuals or groups of instruments. Excellent for tone color matching. Although examples are in bass clef, they are suitable for all instruments utilizing ALL scales.

 

UPPER REGISTER RANGE BUILDER - BASS TROMBONE / TUBA -download

parentaladvisory This exercise based on a simple three measure I-V7 progression builds incredible strength. Use common sense: this exercise requires great stamina to complete - rest as needed. As always, insist on matched starts, matched tone, and accurate intonation.

 

MAJOR CALISTHENICS - BASS TROMBONE / TUBA - download

parentaladvisory Challenging, very difficult chord studies for bass trombone or tuba in all major keys.

 

  MAJOR CALISTHENICS - BASS TROMBONE / TUBA -- download

parentaladvisory Challenging, very difficult sequences for bass trombone or tuba in all minor keys.

 

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trumpet

 

DESCENDING INTERVAL EXERCISE - TRUMPET - download

Legato, tone, lower register, and intonation study. A portion requires false tones below low f#.

 

LYRICAL FLOW WARM-UP - TRUMPET -- download

An arpeggio warm-up for legato style and singing air flow. A portion requires false tones below low f#.

 

BASIC FLEXIBILITIES - TRUMPET - download

Metered lip slur favorites for trumpet.

 

MULTIPLE TONGUE START RHYTHMS - download

Rhythms for use in perfecting double and triple tonguing.

 

RHYTHMIC EMPHASIS EXERCISE - download

Rhythms used for the matching of articulation and rhythmic precision on all scales, ascending or descending. The individual lines may be 'layered' to practice alignment of rhythms between multiple individuals or groups of instruments. Excellent for tone color matching. Although examples are in bass clef, they are suitable for all instruments utilizing ALL scales.

       Advanced

MAJOR CALISTHENICS - TRUMPET - download

parentaladvisory Challenging, very difficult chord studies for trumpet in all major keys.

 

UPPER REGISTER RANGE BUILDER - TRUMPET - download

parentaladvisory This exercise based on a simple three measure I-V7 progression builds incredible strength. Use common sense: this exercise requires great stamina to complete - rest as needed. As always, insist on matched starts, matched tone, and accurate intonation.

 

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horn

 

DESCENDING INTERVAL EXERCISE - HORN - download

Legato, tone, lower register, and intonation study (includes bass clef to written low G).

 

LYRICAL FLOW WARM-UP - LOW HORN - download

An arpeggio warm-up for legato style and singing air flow. [version used in ensemble]

 

LYRICAL FLOW WARM-UP - HIGH HORN - download

An arpeggio warm-up for legato style and singing air flow.

 

MULTIPLE TONGUE-START RHYTHMS - download

Rhythms for use in perfecting double and triple tonguing.

 

RHYTHMIC EMPHASIS EXERCISE - download

Rhythms used for the matching of articulation and rhythmic precision on all scales, ascending or descending. The individual lines may be 'layered' to practice alignment of rhythms between multiple individuals or groups of instruments. Excellent for tone color matching. Although examples are in bass clef, they are suitable for all instruments utilizing ALL scales.

 

MAJOR CALISTHENICS - HORN - download

parentaladvisory Challenging, very difficult chord studies for horn in all major keys.

 

UPPER REGISTER RANGE BUILDER - HORN - download

parentaladvisory This exercise based on a simple three measure I-V7 progression builds incredible strength. Use common sense: this exercise requires great stamina to complete - rest as needed. As always, insist on matched starts, matched tone, and accurate intonation.