So, a reason there haven’t been tons of practice logs this week, I have been busy in rehearsals for a show with Timepoint next week in Edmonton, as well as preparing for giving a masterclass. This all leads to this post. I have a few short routines I like to do really early in the morning, we are talking around 6 or 7am on rehearsal days.
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Done best with some caffeine
Stretch and breath.
The goal here is to jump start in to the day. Focus on air.
Adams Simple long tones (you may notice I really like these…)
Teuber 7a and 7b
Remington sluts, starting at T0 and work down
Slurred and tongued
Scales (use dice, or another random way to pick scales) About 5 minutes worth.
Do lots of different patterns, throw in arpeggios, etc.
Lots of different scales, the random choice can be the starting note for pentatonic, limited transpositions, etc.
Some kind of power work/loud playing for a few minutes.
Stamp Power exercise or Schlossberg no. 17 (in a bunch of diff. articulations) are some of my go to choices.
That’s it, short and sweet, but it gets me locked in. I vary this a bunch, but the elements remain the same.