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CLASSROOM MUSIC TEACHERS RESOURCES -

BAND & ENSEMBLE

FOR CONDUCTORS & MUSIC STUDENTS

Resources to assist both individual students instrumental proficiency as well your entire ensemble membership. Creating capacity in breathing, air support for wind instruments and ensemble phrasing and tone development. 

BAND WARM UPS - CHROMATIC LONG NOTES AND BREATHING

FREE

 

GROWTH TIPS FOR CONCERT BAND

BAND WARMUPS – CHROMATIC LONG NOTES AND BREATHING

BREATHING EXERCISES

 

Breathing and lung development is everything in creating sound and a rich dark tone for both the individual wind player and the warm rich ensemble tone for a group.

 

Try the breathing exercises listed on the score. Use this at the start of every rehearsal. 

Then try air breathing out one beat then breathing in for four beats.

Then try air breathing out one beat then breathing in for eight beats.

Then try air breathing out one beat then breathing in for twelve beats.

 

Get the ensemble to sing concert Bb Scale and tuning notes

 

“Wind And Song”

Look up the Works of Arnold Jacobs, the great Chicago Symphony Orchestra Tubist for over 40 years and Brass educator for hundreds of the worlds great wind players.

CHROMATIC LONG NOTE EXERCISES

 

Play the chromatic long note exercise as softly as possible to assist breath control.

 

After you have completed the chromatic exercise go back to the start.

Divide the starting note into three parts for each group of instruments to create a 3 note triad chord.

Then move up and down the chromatic exercise.

 

Clarinets, Trumpets, Tenor Sax pick either C      E   G notes.

Alto saxophones pick either G    B   D notes.

Flutes, Oboe, Trombones pick either Bb  D   F note.

Lower instruments should play the starting note and have the loudest volume in the mix.

 

Use the Pyramid of instrument Sound and Register.

 

Lowest Bass register instruments play 100% volume intensity.

Tenor Register instruments play 80% volume intensity.

Alto Register instruments play 60% volume intensity.

Soprano Register instruments play 40% volume intensity.

 

Do this a few times during each rehearsal and get the band used to the sounds.

Research and imitate the tone of the world’s greatest Wind orchestras such at The President’s, Tokyo Kosei Winds, University Winds etc.

 

 Suitable for all level groups.

 

BAND ENSEMBLE GROWTH

CARMINE CARUSO EXCERCISES - FOR ALL BRASS AND ALL WOODWINDS

FREE

Carmine Caruso was one of the most important music teachers in New York where he help develop hundreds of professional brass musicians with the use of breathing and embouchure strength exercises.

These assist lip muscle development and breathing lung capacity.

 

Caruso rules: 1- Tap slow crotchet pulse.

2 - Do not move the mouthpiece from your mouth between phrases.

3 - Breath one slow four beat breath through your nose between phrases. Do nose breathing only for Caruso. Usually when we play we should aim to breath through our mouth only and do not use your nose to breath allowing great air capacity.  

4- Notice how your face muscles feel as you play.

5 - Follow the instructions.

CLARKE DIATONIC PATTERNS FOR TROMBONE / TRUMPET USE FOR ALL INSTRUMENTS

FREE

Herbert L. Clarke, championed the use of diatonic major scale patterns in every major key moving by semitones. C major, Db major, D Major continuing across the complete octave ranges for all brass instruments.  Very important for key dexterity, learning all tonalities, increasing performance range and performance muscle development and endurance.

Treble / Bass clef parts here that can be use for all instruments both brass, woodwind and strings.

REMINGTON MAJOR SCALE PATTERNS - BRASS ALL INSTRUMENTS

FREE

Emery Remington, the important brass teacher from Eastman School of Music, championed the use of the major scale patterns in every major key moving by semitones. C major, Db major, D Major continuing across the complete octave ranges for all brass instruments.  Very important for key dexterity, learning all tonalities, increasing performance range and performance muscle development and endurance.

Treble / Bass clef parts here that can be use for all instruments both brass, woodwind and strings.

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