Students will be able to:
- utilize proper finger/slide technique on passages requiring dexterity
- maintain a consistent tone across the functional register of the instrument
- adjust pitch to correct intonation errors
- move freely between adjacent partials
- Mouthpiece Remington. Play long tones using the Remington series pattern on the mouthpiece. Emphasize the centering of pitch and consistency of tone.
- Pitch bending long tones Start in the middle of your register, playing at a mp level. Focus on consistent tone and pitch throughout the long tone, using a tuner to check pitch stability. Once pitch is established, relax the embouchure and slow the air, allowing the pitch to bend flat; then, return to the original pitch, making sure it returns in tune. Chromatically move down from the open fundamental doing the same exercise on each pitch.
- Lip Slur #3 Focus on producing a smooth, consistent tone and a stable pitch on both partials. Focus on moving between partials using Ahhh and Ohhh consonants. Use the tuner to check pitch on each partial.
- Dexterity Exercise #1 Play through each of the keys of this exercise at a tempo with which you are comfortable. Pay close attention to pitch accuracy and the attack of each note, using a clear and consistent articulation. Alter the articulation for each exercise by creating a pattern by which to play in each key utilize slur, staccato, and legato articulations.
- Dexterity Exercise #2 Choose four keys to practice that are different from GPL 2.3. For each key, pay close attention to centering the pitch as you transition from diatonic to chromatic passages.
- Melody for playing test #2. This should be a different piece than you used for Playing test #1. For this first practice, focus on correct pitch and good articulation technique.