The latest issue of the International Double Reed Society contained our article “Chops: Lost and Found”. As promised in the article this page contains expanded versions of material mentioned in the article.
- Chromatic Add-a-Note Warmup
- Brass Player Warmup with examples of rhythmic variations: Treble Clef download, Bass Clef download
- Flautist Player Warmup: Treble Clef download, Bass Clef download
- Fourths & Fifths
- Fourths & Seconds
- Expanding Interval Exercises: Starting on E-Flat (treble clef download), Starting on E-flat (bass clef download),
- Tone Up Scale Exercise
Rhythmic variations can be applied to many of these exercises. Download this example sheet to get you started:
More material available on The Stay at Home Bassoonist page.
The Cut Reed
More information on the Cut Reed can be found on the Introduction to Quick Guide page.