I use it - - not as often as I should. Not including the long tone section of the book (I can't stand doing them) it takes me about 20 minutes to run through the book. The main exercise is meant to be played from beginning to end as an everyday thing. A really great way to warm up every practice session. I try to play each exercise to about quarter note=300. It's really helped to clean up my technique.
I use it a lot-most days. I just use it as a really slow warm up-setting the metronome at 40 and playing 1/4 notes for the 1st half of the book. Great for stamina, breathing, patience, time etc. You can do that with anything, but it's nice to have a ritual.The books so short it takes a couple of days to memorize
It was pretty much Jackie's routine as well-he spoke of it on the "Fresh Air" radio show.
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