Welcome Beginners! I look forward to making music with all of you!
Tone Quality - The single most important focus in band!
1. Posture and Body Position - Train your body as an athlete to make excellent tone. Sitting up straight on the edge of your chair. Shoulders down, relaxed. Feet flat on the floor.
2. Breathing - Not conversational breathing but full, deep breathing. A smooth, even and constant air stream.
3. Embouchure - Your mouth position controls air and provides energy. Strive for firmness to anchor your sound yet flexible for softness.
4. Tone Production - DO STEPS 1, 2, 3! Be methodical, consistent and PATIENT!
How to Best Practice to Increase Your Skill!
Slowly, methodically, daily with concentration.
Band 6 Outline
Practice Record sheet