Fleet Brass

Spring 2021

 

This Week

Thursday 20th January

Hello Again!

Last week's warm-ups here
More warm-ups here
Week 2 Intro

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Arpeggios

For everyone
Trumpets
Trombones

When the Saints Go Marching In

1st 2 lines only - more next week
Rhythms & Notation
Trumpet notes
Trombone notes
Full version with demo & backing track  here

Year 5 only

Chromatic valve & slide patterns

Trumpets
Trombones
More here
 

Last Week

Thursday 13th January

Happy New Year everyone!

Here are some videos to help you practice this week.

They're good for Year 4 and Year 5 and show how we would have started the lessons if we'd been able to have them at school today.

How to practice
Oiling valves & greasing slides click here. 

Trumpet warm up

Trombone warm up

 

More warm-ups here

Trumpet: first 5 notes

Trombone: first 5 notes

First 5 notes page here

Reading exercises with the first 5 notes here

Tunes with just the first 5 notes:

When the Saints Go Marching In click here

(I'll do a video on it next week but you might like to look at it first)

Merrily, Walking the Dog, Now the Day is Over, Mattechins

Pages 13,14 & 20 in this book:

Baby Shark click here

Year 5 group 1:  Keep practising your low notes and high notes
                        (more on these next week)

Year 4
Warming Up

Spend a few minutes warming-up before you start playing - you'll find you can play better and for longer.
Here are some video versions of the warm-ups we do in the lesson (click here)

You don't have to do them all! 

- Do the C&G reading exercise here

C Jam Blues is here

When it seems easy try the next two here and here

 

- Keep practising those first  5 notes  here 

Try making up your own riffs over the backing track using C, F and G

Year 5
 
Warming Up

Spend a few minutes warming-up before you start playing - you'll find you can play better and for longer.
Here are some video versions of the warm-ups we do in the lesson (click here)

You don't have to do them all! 

1st Group
- St Thomas is here
- Jingle Bells is here
- Jingle Bells verse (using lots of low notes) is here
- Practice those 7 low notes here
  Trumpets - please learn the valve pattern off by heart.
        0   2   1   1   2   1   1
                       2   3   3   2
                                      3  
...and the 3 higher ones (A B & C) here
  When you can play them, try the top part for St Thomas  here
  (it says trumpet 1, but trombones can play it too!)
- Last lesson we started playing Lip Slurs here
  Try to do them once a day, they're really good for your lip muscles! 
2nd Group
Please practice the C D E F G Reading Exercises here
Jingle Bells is here
We started learning the trumpet 2 part of  'St Thomas' (trombonists too). The music and backing track is here.
Listen to Sonny Rollins' original version and our demo version (here)
We'll start learning the other parts soon, but feel free to work ahead!

'C Jam Blues'  

Play the 'head', then try improvising (making up as you go along) your own

short riffs with the backing track (here).  

Start by using just these 3 notes: C F and G