iWarmUp for Bass Trombone: Jazz Warm-Ups to be Played with the iReal Pro App


iWarmUp for Bass Trombone by Pete Madsen is appropriate for high school through professional trombonists.

Jazz up your practice routine! iWarmUp provides a platform for practicing fundamentals—including long tones, lip slurs, articulation, high range, and low range—accompanied by a jazz rhythm section. These seven routines, one for each day of the week, are designed to be played with accompaniment by the iReal Pro app (sold separately), but you can also reap the benefits by simply playing the exercises with a good old-fashioned metronome.

Beginning students can play the easier exercises at a slower tempo and skip the hard ones, while the most advanced college students and professionals can challenge themselves appropriately with faster tempos on the more difficult excerpts. iWarmUp can also be used in a group setting. No jazz experience is needed in order to use iWarmUp, which provides a change of pace for classical trombonists. “Hard core” jazzers will immediately recognize the method’s applicability to their craft.

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Pick and choose from the excerpts that you enjoy and benefit from the most, omitting certain exercises of your choice if you are crunched for time on a given day. Improvise a chorus or two using the pitches in the exercise as a guide. Best of all, create your own custom iWarmUp chapter for that big solo you’ve got coming up on the next jazz band concert—and don’t forget to have fun!

Click here to purchase the iReal Pro app.

Once you have purchased the app, click here to import the pre-programmed iWarmUp set list.

iPhone: Click on the 3 dots in the upper right hand corner and select "open in" iRealPro

Mac: download the file and drag it to the iRealPro app in the dock

“Dr. Pete Madsen has given us something to celebrate! iWarmUp enthusiastically embraces the digital revolution, while highlighting brass fundamentals which we all hold dear. As technology increasingly benefits and distracts, it is up to us to take command of this dizzying pace of change. Dr. Madsen's enlightened pathway provides guideposts to highly concentrated, multifaceted productivity, using powerful tools simply unimaginable a generation ago.

I'm particularly impressed with how his innovative daily routine creatively reinforces pitch and rhythm, the two non-negotiables necessary for advancement during blind auditions. I'm also delighted that Dr. Madsen includes essential jazz standards trombonists the world over should know like the 'backs of their slides'. iWarmUp is truly empowering...the future is ours!” - Harry Watters, Jupiter/XO Artist

80 pages, spiral bound to lay flat on the music stand

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