Free Resources

Warm Ups & Daily Drills

Warm ups are short exercises that physically and mentally prepare the player and the ensemble for rehearsal. Most warm ups should be short, easy enough to allow for concentration on basics and should include almost as much rest as playing.

Daily drills are often confused with warm ups because they tend to be used at the beginning of rehearsal and repeated daily. But their purpose is different. Some are intended to reinforce or increase technical abilities and some, especially for the brass, are meant for physical conditioning of the embochure. On this page, you will find several drills intended for various groups. All are free downloads that you may use or edit as you see fit. I hope you find them useful. 


 

The Grand Master Scales for Band

The Grand Master Scale begins in F and goes through the circle of fifths BACKWARDS (circle of fourths). This method begins with the keys bands are most familiar with but gradually instroduces all of the keys. Here's a link for the Grand Master Scale parts set.