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30 Minutes A Day Trombone Music Method Book

















Available as an Electronic Book only (No printed books).

Over the years I've had thousands of people ask how and what to practice when you only have 30 or so minutes a day.

Is there a way to maintain your skills or even to improve some of them.

Well now there is ;-)

After I released this for Trumpet I had lots of Bass Clef players ask for the 30 Minute book in Bass Clef. This is a transcription of my 30-minute trumpet workout, written one octave lower, in bass clef, for non-transposing instruments.

It is all about working both hard and smart. Not wasting 1 second of valuable practice time. And more importantly working each and every muscle and skill we need to play well.

This book does that.

30 Minutes A Day to Better Playing is all about working both hard and smart.

9 unique Musical Trombone Music exercises that will work the mind, slide positions, tonguing skills, breathing, breath support, tongue arch, tongue hiss, flexibility, range.... In short everything.


30 Minutes A Day to Better Trombone Playing
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These are about the trumpet version of this book.

Just a quick note to review Clint McLaughlin (Pops') recent book, "30 Minutes A Day to Better Trumpet Playing". This is necessarily a pretty slender volume (30 minutes ain't long!), but it covers a lot of ground in a short amount of time.
There's a very compact warm-up, a tonguing exercise, major/minor scales, lip flexibility, wide interval studies, compression/tongue arch/hiss exercises, and the atonal study designed for target practice ("sensation drill"), along with some specific instructions for how to approach the exercises, technically and physically.
It's a pretty grueling workout, even with rests inserted. I've elected to use it every other day or so, and it feels like it covers alot of bases I wouldn't otherwise necessarily cover in a regular practice session.
(For the record, my practice session sometimes consists of picking up the horn, warming up, and sight-reading some material or working on improvisational material...not very focused, in any sense. This method seems like a good way of touching alot of bases in an organized way.)
There are "options" that extend beyond my comfortable range, and obvious flexibility to increase speed on various exercises, so I feel like there's room to grow.
There are also some good diagrams discussing tongue arch and tongue hiss that I hadn't seen before.
Anyways, thought you folks might be interested.
Jeff Helgesen, trumpet
Jeff's website. Lots of trumpet music and transcriptions.
Jeff played in the Ray Charles Orchestra (1987-1990) along with much more and several recordings.



This book put it all together for me. I became a better, stronger player in a couple of days.
I really had misunderstood the concept of the tongue arch, and now I know why I struggled for so long. I can only get to the horn every couple of days (if I am lucky--working for a living really screws up my leisure time), but I honestly got so much more efficient that my range and endurance are both VERY much increased.
I went from having a weak G above high C in the practice room to centered double high Cs, and an A that I can wail at the end of a gig.
Everybody in the band hears the difference and I get encouraging looks from each of them.
Easily the best thing I ever did for my playing. Buy the book, if you need range or endurance. Its cheap but worth more than you can afford.
BTW, Pops doesn't even know me. I ain't working for him.
Peace.
Gary Comingore



Clint...hello!
I received your "30 Minutes..." book and I've got to tell you that at first I thought I bought a bottle of snake oil! But, after reading the material, popping the mouthpiece in the horn and starting the routine, this book was good...very good!
At the 20+ minute mark I felt I had a real workout on my hands. Your book will become a part of my daily routine (gigging day or not). Many of the examples can easily be modified or varied to make it all more interesting.
Great work!
Thanks.
Don


Trombone playing tips.
Factors for a dynamic embouchure on the trombone.

How do you practice the Arban, Clarke & Schlossberg?

The Complete Arban is broken into sections :

First studies from pages 11-22
(Play 1 page daily for a week)
Syncopation 23-36
(Play 1 page daily for a week)
Slurs 39-56
(Play 1 page daily for a week)
Scale studies 59-87
(Play 2 pages daily for a week)
Turns,trills,shakes..... 91-122
(Play 2 pages daily for a week)
Intervals,Triplets & sixteenth notes 125-141
(Play 1 page daily for a week)
Chords 142-152
(Play 1 page daily for a week)
Triple Tonguing 155-174
(Play 1 page daily for a week)
Double & Applied Tonguing 175-190
(Play 1 page daily for a week)
After some of the smaller sections of the Arban are complete and you are used to this you can start working on :
One of the 14 Characteristic Studies Pages 285-299
and/or One of the 12 Fantasies & variations pages 301-347.
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Clarke Technical Studies is broken into 10 lessons.
You should start with lesson 1 and work it every day until it is perfect.
After that is perfect in 2-4 weeks go to lesson 2.
This will take 5-10 months to go through the book.
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Max Schlossberg Daily Drills is also divided into sections.
Long tones exercises 1-37
(Play 2 exercises daily for a week)
Intervals 38-48
(Play 1 exercise daily for a week)
Octave drills 49-58
(Play 1 exercise daily for a week)
Lip drills 59-69
(Play 1 exercise daily for a week)
Chord studies 70-88
(Play 1 exercise daily for a week)
Scales 89-115
(Play 2 exercises daily for a week)
Chromatics 116-128
(Play 1 exercise daily for a week)
Etudes 129-156
(Play 1 exercise daily for a week)
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If you are reviewing this material then you can change exercises daily instead of weekly.
I hope this helps.

Pops

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