Daily Routines for Tenor Trombone by David Vining is suitable for advanced high school through professional trombone players.
Daily Routines is a comprehensive way to ensure that you practice all your fundamental trombone skills every day. Practicing fundamentals is the most important practice session of your day because when your fundamental skills improve, everything you play gets better. Daily Routines contains eight routines: Basic Routine, Articulation, Lyrical, Accuracy, Slide and Valve Technique, Vibrato, Short Routine, and Duet Routine. Each routine is further divided into seven skill categories: long tones and buzzing, crescendo/diminuendo, flexibility, subito dynamics and articulation style, resonant low playing, articulation (first on one note and then moving around), and range (first high and then low). By combining the seven skill categories with each routine, Daily Routines assures that all of your fundamental skills will improve equally over time.
“I am always grateful when a great performer goes to the trouble to organize his/her thoughts and make them available. David Vining has done just that in his book, Daily Routines. These routines are masterfully conceived. They exhibit exceptional balance, ingenuity, and insight. Mr. Vining saves us many steps by organizing tried and true material, adding his own astute innovations and explaining the procedures that produce technical mastery.” - Mike Hall, International Trombone Association Journal
81 pages, spiral bound to lay flat on the music stand