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Practice Routine: Update


Part I

Laurie Frink designed part one and three of my practice routine specifically for me.

  • Buzzing Lips, Mouthpiece
  • Bend Study
  • Part II Solos

    Part III

  • Bai Lin - #1, #2, #3, #4 - 88 first time and 176 second time
  • Noodle
  • 6 Notes (repeat)
  • Octaves
  • Recovery
  • Chord Pedals
  • Chromatic Scale - C to F# (above high C)
  • Harmonics - (quarter notes) to the 12th (F#)
  • PART IV

  • Upper Register - Arpeggios
  • Recovery - low F#'s (two)
  • Big Band Lead Trumpet Charts - Buddy Rich, Duke Ellington, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Charles Mingus, Stan Kenton
  • Maynard Ferguson's The "Medley"
  • Classical solos
  • Bebop heads

  • Rehearsal/Performance Routine

    Laurie Frink designed this routine specifically for me to be played before a rehearsal or a performance.


  • 6 Notes
  • Clarke Technical Studies - Second Study - Circle of Fourths
  • Harmonics
  • Bending Pedals
  • Chromatic Scale

  • When I studied with Laurie Frink on a consistent basis for two years, this was my routine.

    Laurie Frink designed parts one and two of my practice routine specifically for me. John McNeil designed part four of my practice routine.


    PART I

    • Bai Lin Lip Flexibilities/Irons Twenty-Seven (27) Groups Of Exercises (switch on alternating days). Variants of these exercises are included.
    • Lip Buzzing to Mouthpiece to Horn Exercises
    • Carmine Caruso's Musical Calisthenics for Brass:

    • Bendy Study
    • 6 Notes (variants)
    • Intervals
    • Recovery (low F#)
    • Harmonics
    • Chord Pedals
    • Chromatic Scale
    • Developed Scale

    PART II

      Laurie Frink & John McNeil's FLEXUS


    • Flexibility - Two: Flexando
    • Flexibility - Three: Advanced Flexibilities
    • Flexibility - Four: Interval Studies
    • Articulation - One: Slurring/Tonguing - (legato, staccato, combination)
    • Articulation - Three: (played two times; first time slurred, second time tongued)
    • Quick Register Changes - Five: Octave Displacement - work up to speed
    • Flexibility - One: Basic Flexibilities - revisit from time to time

    PART III

    • High Notes - Intervals/Chords
    • Big Band Lead Charts - Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Duke Ellington, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Charles Mingus, Stan Kenton
    • Jim Snidero's Jazz Conceptions Etudes
    • Classical Concertos/Sonatas (on rotating basis)- Bohme: Concerto in F Minor (first movement), Kent Kennan: Sonata For Trumpet And Piano (first movement), J.G.B. Neruda: Concerto in E-flat (first movement), and Hummel: Concerto in E-flat (first movement)

    PART IV

    • Modes
    • Cycles
    • Intervals
    • Ear Training
    • Transcriptions
    • Memorizing Solos

    Other Books:

    • Clarke Technical Studies
    • John McNeil's The Art of Jazz Trumpet
    • Aebersold
    • Bugs Bower's Rhythms Complete
    • Charlier Etudes
    • Chase Sanborn's Jazz Tactics - reading material
    • Charlie Parker: Charlie Parker Omnibook - B-flat

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