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so my routine is now 2 minutes mouthpiece scales
5 minutes holding each overtone for 45 seconds so going from Bb in the staff to F, to Bb, to D, to F, to Ab and then Bb. Ive never tried holding out the overtone and keeping it pure, not dropping down to the fundamental.
Then long tones for 7 minutes one breach each note.
doing the major bop scales all keys full range of horn. chord tone to chord tone. for 12 minutes
then copping Kurk Whalums solo on Groverworked and Underpaid. Man he has his phrasing and time/groove really deep . Love it 10 mins
Going to start transcribing Kenny Garrent on Have you Met Mrs Jones.


I wish I had more time but all this is after an hour of flute everyday. K so my practice with Kride videos are still going everyday. Seeing if my tone noticably improves over a months time. This is my retirement Ksaxman.com
 

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Way to go, man, that is a serious schedule. You are an inspiration to all the players here, not just the seniors.
 

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That's a really solid practice routine. I need to be more disciplined like this....no excuse for it. I feel like long tones and overtones are extremely unappreciated when it comes to practicing. I think you'll see a great deal of control in your tone and stamina after doing them for a few months consistently. Bravo!

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so my routine is now 2 minutes mouthpiece scales
5 minutes holding each overtone for 45 seconds so going from Bb in the staff to F, to Bb, to D, to F, to Ab and then Bb. Ive never tried holding out the overtone and keeping it pure, not dropping down to the fundamental.
Then long tones for 7 minutes one breach each note.
doing the major bop scales all keys full range of horn. chord tone to chord tone. for 12 minutes
then copping Kurk Whalums solo on Groverworked and Underpaid. Man he has his phrasing and time/groove really deep . Love it 10 mins
Going to start transcribing Kenny Garrent on Have you Met Mrs Jones.


I wish I had more time but all this is after an hour of flute everyday. K so my practice with Kride videos are still going everyday. Seeing if my tone noticably improves over a months time. This is my retirement Ksaxman.com
I would add time for improvisation. I notice that the more serious and scheduled a player gets about their practice session the more squeezed out improvisation gets. Many students feel like they are goofing around when they improvise but you have to do it with a purpose. So maybe take the major bebops you are working on and have a goal of improvising with them for 10-15 minutes. It is very important to keep that creative side of the brain involved in my opinion..........
 

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I would agree. Steve. all im listing is the maintenance side of my playing, not learning anything new K
I would add time for improvisation. I notice that the more serious and scheduled a player gets about their practice session the more squeezed out improvisation gets. Many students feel like they are goofing around when they improvise but you have to do it with a purpose. So maybe take the major bebops you are working on and have a goal of improvising with them for 10-15 minutes. It is very important to keep that creative side of the brain involved in my opinion..........
 

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I just checked out your videos and there is quite a big sound difference between day 1 vs 35. Nice work. My teacher has me do this too.
 

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Thanks, It just makes sense to do some of this daily for me. when I hate my sound everything else isn't fun k
 
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