Okay, you asked for it!

There are several different parts to a daily routine....
You've covered the warmups with me, rather thoroughly (through Arban's #13 or Brandt #31)

The next facet of practicing should, imho, include your technical work:

Areas of technique to be addressed include:


You should be able to play through all twelve keys of major scales, 2 octaves where possible (three octaves where possible), and be able to play chromatic scales starting on any note, and ending on any note.

Play them using a variety of rhythms and articulations patterns:

1. All single-tongued.
2. All slurred.
3. Double tongued, in sixteenths.
4. Triple tongued, in triplets
(I will endeavor, once this is written out, to also print them off with examples on music paper)
5. Slur two, tongue two(sixteenths)
6. Tongue two, slur two(16ths)
7. Slur two, tongue one(triplets)
8. Tongue one, slur two(triplets)

Repeat the process, this time playing scales in thirds, then fourths, then fifths, then turn-arounds(do-mi-re-do, re-fa-mi-re, mi-sol-fa-mi, etc) and (do-re-mi-do, re-mi-fa-re, mi-fa-sol-mi) etc.

Repeat the process with each form of the minor scales(harmonic, melodic, and natural).

The sequence of scales may be followed chromatically up or down, or via the circle of fifths (either up or down) so you needn't get bore with them.

Following the scales, it's time to move onto the Clarke Technical Studies:

That'll be part (three)...