Advanced Exercises- These vary in difficulty from high school to advanced professional.

This is how I begin my practicing every day. This routine will take you from first notes to fully prepared in about 30 minutes. 

Foundation Sequencing is a simple guided exercise that focuses on very short lip slurs repeated at different tempi until they are ingrained in your technique. These patterns may be the single best thing you can do for your playing.

A routine designed around learning and improving your intonation, functional theory understanding, and arpeggios around patterns. This is the routine for you to play J.S. Bach well!

These are great to do with 2 other trombonists or other low brass players. These will help you learn to play in tune in a section, as well as listen critically and adjust. Also great for recording yourself using the Acapella app, or similar. 

A routine for Alto Trombone for college level players who have just begun to study Alto Trombone. This 20 min routine will help you build Alto Trombone structure very quickly.

A set of exercises to help remove the stutter or freeze up that can occur with playing on command, on cue, with a metronome, or just reliably whenever you want to. These help players of all levels immensely.

High Range Workout is a dedicated work out for your high range. You can find a video to play along with under the video section, as well as on youtube. Total Time 10 minutes.

Tongue Set I is a routine entirely dedicated to cleaning up your articulation clarity and color. While not difficult, this exercise set will slowly take you through the parameters of a clean and concise way to articulate. 

This routine is designed to teach Double Tonguing slowly and correctly. By doing this daily, you will develop a very reliable double tongue skillset.

These patterns are designed to do AFTER Double Hinge Doorway I, and will allow you to use your double tongue in musical context. Practice these patterns slowly first, and then faster.

Melodic Stillness Alignment is a 20 minute routine designed to help you hone your efficiency in traveling along long musical lines, regardless of melodic leaps. Practice this with as little embouchure movement and as much connection as you can. 

Line Chase Melodies are short melodies designed to be done in 1 breath. Consisting of only eighth notes, these take you all over the horn- practice connecting them smoothly to really improve your playing and control. 

These short melodies of all the same rhythm are designed to help you maintain airflow and stay loose while making music and traveling up and down the range. Great for building phrase structure too.

Building on the previous 'Line Chasers', these melodies are including wider leaps, as to help you maintain connection throughout all extremes of range changing.

A Routine designed to help develop your lower register as a bass trombonist at the high school or college level, or for a college level or professional tenor to expand their basement register.

A continuation of Dark Depths I, this routine is designed for continuing to develop your basement playing and tone quality in the lower register. Good for tenor and bass trombonists.

Plyometric Tonicizations are arpeggio patterns designed around a common tone. This arpeggio routine runs about 20 minutes, and will really build your consistency. These are great fun to play fast once you've got the hang of them.

Plyometric Tonicizations are arpeggio patterns designed around a common tone. This arpeggio routine runs about 20 minutes, and will really build your consistency. These are great fun to play fast once you've got the hang of them.

The Level III arpeggio sequence for testing the very upper limits of mastery in arpeggios and patterns. There are no friendly patterns in this packet- each will take slow work, time, and patience to learn and master.

A collection of the most difficult benchmarks for trombone technique. This set of exercises mainly focuses on fast slurs, wide range distances, and responsive reactions. If you can play this, you're among the best. 

Edvard Grieg's Norwegian Dance no. 1 arranged for Solo Alto Trombone and Piano by Alex Knutrud. This is NOT for the faint of heart. 

Edvard Grieg's Norwegian Dance no. 2 arranged for Solo Alto Trombone and Piano by Alex Knutrud. This is a bit more approachable than the first Norwegian Dance, but is still not for a beginner on the alto trombone. 

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