Cinematic Long Tones – Concert Band Warm-Up



For Band Students/Wind Players:

Here’s a fun way to practice long tones a bit differently. The following music track uses a descending half-step sequence, but takes you though a “cinematic” journey while playing. What started as a “what if I tried this” moment, acutally turned out to work pretty well. These can be done with individuals or groups or even a full ensemble. This gives a great new way to work on some of the basics: air/breath, tone, intonation, pulse, etc. Enjoy!

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PDF of Music Here:

0:00 Descending from Concert F
0:36 Descending from Bb (high)
1:01 Descending from Bb (low)

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