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This originated as a tool for my students at SUNY Fredonia and has continually evolved over the years. I practice with drones often and find them useful for intonation and tone development. These studies are a compilation of various exercises that compliment drone practice while simultaneously addressing basic fundamentals.
Arban’s Famous Method is the benchmark by which all brass method books are measured. It is a comprehensive resource for brass techniques, and working through the large volume of exercises can be intimidating without a plan. This routine arranges the Arban book into 16 sections and promotes a structured system for working through each exercise. This approach is time consuming, but the resulting benefit is highly rewarding.