1. Pick chord quality
2. Play the arpeggio in all 12 keys (choose ascending or descending, choose interval to shift through ex: half-step, minor 3rd)
3. Improvise lightly on root position arpeggio through all 12 just within the octave
4. Improvise a cadenza on each arpeggio without tempo/time res...
This is the first thing I do on flute every morning, a la Marcel Moyse from his book “De La Sonorite”. It’s great for warming up your embouchure, developing an even sound in all ranges, tightening up your intonation, and honing in on the tone you strive for. Great for all horns but I demo on flute!
A glance at the different elements I try to cover in my practice! Check out the monthly practice routine category in this video library too! Each month I'll rotate out recommended concepts/exercises/themes.
My second favorite longtone exercise in addition to HA TA TAs! If you haven't already seen the HA TA TA video that I reference, here it is: https://thealexaapproach.vhx.tv/videos/longtones-ha-ta-ta-demonstration
You'll start a half-step below the "target pitch". Ascend a minor 3rd, descend a half-step, descend another whole-step, and rise up a half-step to the target note! Try this using the 1, 3, 5 of a Major Arpeggio as your target pitches. You'll find this dramatically changes the sound of your solos/...