A typical day’s practice routine / Example of types of things I do practicing by Rich Wetzel
Claude Gordon warm up / one of many variations https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205846160010822&pnref=story
Range Exercise, Weaving Arpeggios https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205845305629463&pnref=story
After the range exercises, running major scales – adding pedals at endhttps://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205845463633413&pnref=story
Chromatic Scales, Low G to High G and back downhttps://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205845581956371&pnref=story
Lip Slurs – Advanced Lip Flexibilities, Charles Colinhttps://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205846025167451&pnref=story
Lip Trills Exercises – Advanced Lip Flexibilities, Charles Colinhttps://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205846020247328&pnref=story
Expanding Range Exercise – Advanced Lip Flexibilities, Charles Colinhttps://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205846058768291&pnref=story
Note: Above is an example of the kinds of things I might practice with some variations of course, but this is a good example of a typical practice day, or daily routine I might do to maintain and develop my chops.
This is what I practiced today, most of the examples above are a single example that I would also then play each model in all seven valve combinations on the flexibility ones, on the scales and arpeggio range routines I of course do lots of duplicate models ascending and or descending.
Disclaimer on routines: I will vary these things a little or completely do something different some days depending on how my chops feel or my schedule if demanding gigs and rehearsals, I might go a lot easier, or if I had a lot of hard playing days in a row, I might just play soft, lyrical things a bit and call it good or sometimes a day off is a good thing too.
And now go play some music, work on tunes, music for upcoming shows, concerts, etc... The earlier stuff just gets your physical part of playing moving correctly, that is the physical aspect. Playing music, working on phrasing, style, improvising, listening to music, all are the soulical part of playing, never neglect this part. I like to do this after I have done my foundation like the exercises above.