First Habits Warm-Up – (bass)

First Habits Warm-Up – (bass trombone)

Click here for the tenor trombone warm-up

At some point, I will expand these materials into a pdf book but I’d like to share this for free.
As you become familiar with this, you should vary it while following the harmonic outlines as presented in the recordings.

The warm-up lasts 15-20 minutes and goes through the following sections:

  1. Air/Buzz
  2. Easy Resonance
  3. Five Notes Down
  4. First Slurs
  5. Range Stretch
  6. Note Placement
  7. Musical Patterns

Here’s the pdf file.

A note about the warm-up pdf: the spacing might seem odd. I spaced things in this way so that they would display well on an iPad or other tablet in landscape mode.

Here are the sound files:

1. Air/Buzz
Tempo = 50

2. Easy Resonance
Tempo = 56

3. Five Notes Down
Tempo = 72
Tempo = 84

4. First Slurs
Tempo = 78
Tempo = 84
Tempo = 92

5. Range Stretch
Tempo = 100

6a – Note Placement: Intervals
Tempo = 50
Tempo = 60
Tempo = 72

6b. Note Placement: Speed
Tempi = 96, 108
Tempi = 100, 112
Tempi = 104, 116
Tempi = 108, 120
Tempi = 112, 126

7. Musical Patterns
Tempo = 72
Tempo = 76
Tempo = 80
Tempo = 84
Tempo = 88
Tempo = 92

A note about the sound files. Some people have reported that they won’t play in the Safari browser. If they don’t play, try a different browser.