Brass (Treble Clef)

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Welcome to our Music Diary page for Treble Clef Brass

Trumpet, French horn, Tenor horn, Baritone, Euphonium, Bb Trombone and Eb 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

Embouchure and Note Production

Embouchure and Note Production

Using the correct technique for playing

Warm Up

Warm Up

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

Lip Flexibility Exercise Tutorial

Lip Flexibility Exercise Tutorial

Top tips on how to improve lip flexibility

We Will Rock You

We Will Rock You

It's a rock classic - and here's how to play it

Shh and Funky

Shh and Funky

How to play two pieces for Bb treble clef brass.  The music is on the screen to play along.

Boombox

Boombox

Another top tune that Bb treble clef brass players can learn

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

How to play the famous theme tune from the Jurassic Park films.  Suitable for WCET beginners to grade 2 standard

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.

Slurs

Slurs

Technical advice to produce slurs

Play a Duet with Mr Wightman

Play a Duet with Mr Wightman

Pupils can use the 'Slur' video to practice slur technique first, and then play along with Mr Wightman in this duet (the music will appear on the screen as part of the video):

Lip Flexibility for Brass Instruments (Treble Clef)

Lip Flexibility for Brass Instruments (Treble Clef)

Exercises specific for each grade (1 to 8)

Speedy Fingers Exercise - Trumpet Bb

Speedy Fingers Exercise - Trumpet Bb

Bb brass players can improve their articulation and valve co-ordination and strengthen their fingers with this exercise.

German Tune - Trio or Duet

German Tune - Trio or Duet

A piece that can be played as a trio or duet.  Find the right part for your instrument in the sheet music and Mr Dolling will show you how to play it.