Sunday Scales

Sunday Scales 13: Mr. Schlossberg

Max Schlossberg is primarily known to brass players today as the “author” of the book Daily Drills and Technical Exercises. This book contains exercises by Schlossberg, however it was only put together after his death by his son-in-law Harry Freistadt, and it can be a bit confusing to work through. In his day, though, Schlossberg was a …

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Sunday Scales 12: Fifths factory (part two)

Last week, I showed how we could start generating scale patterns built around the circle of fifths. As promised, we’re going to up the stakes this week. As you might recall, we created two kinds of exercises: “templates” (large patterns for navigating the circle of fifths) and “cells” (little patterns to play on each note …

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