Posted by Chuck Jackson on November 20, 1999 at 14:47:54:
In Reply to: Re: A Couple of questions posted by tommo on November 19, 1999 at 23:03:39:
This truly is the $64,000 question. I am 39, a working player and I am still searching for a good warm-up. I ditto the above comments, look at ALL the warm-ups you can find and take the best of what you see. You will see a common thread from most people. I, too, start with easy descending long tones using only air attacks until my chops respond. Everyone will use some from of flexibility study. Scales are critical for embouchure development and tounging. PLAY SOME ROCHUT EVERY DAY!!!!! Enough said. I do mine down 2 octaves and then down 1. Remember, a warm up is just that, a warm-up. While a warm up should be played as musically as possible, don't turn it into a marathon session that keeps you from working on music!!!!!!