Alex Stefani

Personal Lesson Page:

1) Mouthpiece Buzzing (keep it soft and low)-5 min.

2) Clarke Technical Studies (for the next 3-4 weeks you should focus on study #3 exclusively-slurred)
play bottom to top every other key or start in the middle and play every other key

3) How Brass Players Do It (select one slow and one fast item from each level of the overtone series; use the metronome to track your speed for the fast stuff; use the drones to track your intonation for the slow stuff)
ex: 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10
(don't go any farther than you can REALLY do these with clarity and EASE)

4) Arbans (tonguing from p. 155 or p. 177)

5) Arbans (intervals from p. 125)

6) Diminished licks in 12 keys

8) Transcription work (Bye, Bye Blackbird or Blue Bossa)

9) Tunes

10) Ensemble Music

Put the horn away and pat yourself on the back for a job well done!