Welcome to our Music Diary page for Trombone and Tuba

Make a note of these recommended activities in your Music Diary to help with your practice.  We'll be adding new activities regularly to keep you inspired. 

Regular practice will help you get better and better.  The more you play, the more advanced you'll become.

Remember - you're in charge of your practice routine so you can work at your own pace.  Keep working on new pieces or skills until you feel confident with them before moving on to the next challenge.  

Click “Additional Activites and Resources” tab to access the Instrumental Update Worksheets to get the most from these activities in your practice.

Posture and Breathing

Posture and Breathing

How to maintain correct posture and breathing in preparation for practice

Warm Up

Warm Up

Mr Wightman demonstrates a simple way to warm up using scales and arpeggios

Embouchure and Note Production

Embouchure and Note Production

Using the correct technique for playing

Lip Flexibility Exercise Tutorial

Lip Flexibility Exercise Tutorial

Top tips on how to improve lip flexibility

Trombone - 'Banana Rap' 1 using F, Eb and D

Trombone - 'Banana Rap' 1 using F, Eb and D

Tutorial on 'Banana Rap' from the Musica Kirklees Trombone Beginner Book

Trombone - 'Banana Rap' 2 using Bb, C and D

Trombone - 'Banana Rap' 2 using Bb, C and D

More 'Banana Rap' fun for bass clef trombone

Trombone - Police Car Jam

Trombone - Police Car Jam

Developing playing for bass clef trombone

Trombone - Dinosaur Stomp

Trombone - Dinosaur Stomp

Prehistoric practice time!

Trombone - Bb, C and D

Trombone - Bb, C and D

Mr Dolling demonstrates how to play Bb, C and D

Trombone - B and C Exercises

Trombone - B and C Exercises

Once pupils are familiar with B and C, follow Mr Kingham's video to practice

Trombone - Shotgun

Trombone - Shotgun

A tutorial on George Ezra's chart topper suitable for WCET beginners up to grade 2

Tuba - Eb, F and G

Tuba - Eb, F and G

Practise minims, crotchets and quavers with Eb, F and G

Tuba - Eb, F, G and Ab

Tuba - Eb, F, G and Ab

Now you know Eb, F and G it's time to add Ab

Tuba - Speedy Valves!

Tuba - Speedy Valves!

Ready, steady, go!  Use half scales to increase finger strength as well as improve articulation and valve work

Tuba - March of the Ants

Tuba - March of the Ants

Mr Dolling presents a tutorial for pre-grade 1 to grade 3 players

German Tune

German Tune

A piece that can be played as a trio or duet.  Suitable for treble clef brass, bass clef brass or a mixture of the two.

'A Million Dreams'

'A Million Dreams'

Mr Brown brings you a tutorial of how to play A Million Dreams on the tuba.

'Bad Guy'

'Bad Guy'

Mr Brown brings you a short tutorial using Billy Eilish's Bad Guy. This song uses a great deal of syncopation and requires the player to get funky!

Hedwig's Theme for Tuba

Hedwig's Theme for Tuba

Mr Brown brings you Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter for tuba players.

Blues Improvisation

Blues Improvisation

Mr Dolling shows us some basics on blues improvisation - for any instrument.

Tequila improvisation using mixolydian

Tequila improvisation using mixolydian

Mr Dolling shows us how to play Tequila and improvise using the mixolydian mode.

Brass Instrument Basic Clean

Brass Instrument Basic Clean

Mr Kingham shows our brass players how to do a very basic clean.

Deeper Clean Part 1 (adult help needed)

Deeper Clean Part 1 (adult help needed)

Mr Kingham shows our brass players how to give their instruments a really thorough clean.

Deeper Clean Part 2 (adult help needed)

Deeper Clean Part 2 (adult help needed)

The second part of the cleaning video. Adult help will be needed with this clean, and if you are in any doubt, just refer to the basic clean.
Mouthpiece Cleaning

Mouthpiece Cleaning

Mr Kingham shows our brass players how to give our mouthpiece a really thorough clean.
Plastic Trombone Cleaning

Plastic Trombone Cleaning

Mr Kingham shows our trombonists how to clean and maintain their instrument and most importantly, the slide.
Reward Chart

Reward Chart

Record your practice by colouring in this chart.  How will you celebrate when you've filled it all in?   

Guide for Tequila

Guide for Tequila

Watch Mr Dolling's video tutorial here https://youtu.be/xhpye_uo7u8