As the school year is now in full swing, let’s turn our thoughts to brass tone production. No doubt, your students are all playing a lot right now and are probably working the muscles more than ever before.
For music educators and choir directors, the warm-up can become a stale part of the rehearsal. When you take a fresh look at it, it can become a time for excitement, community building, and music reading.
Blues represent a great way to warm up any jazz band. In addition to providing the foundation that jazz, rock, and rhythm and blues are built on, the blues progression is simple enough for beginners to explore.