Euphonium/Baritone for

Euphonium/Baritone

Band Member Daniel Thomas
Position Principal Euphonium
Instrument Euphonium
eLearning:  for Euphonium/Baritone's

Course Description

Course Content
Total Learning: 30 Lessons Time: 10 Hours
01.

About the Euphonium

We cover the basics of the euphonium, ranging from assembly to note production.

20 minutes

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02.

Scales and Arpeggios

We will look at scales and arpeggios in this session, and how to get the most out of them!

20 minutes

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03.

How to warm up properly

Warming up! I go through my warm-up routine and show you exactly what I’m thinking and how I tackle problems.

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04.

Time signatures and tunes

Recap of previous material and introduction of new note (D). Basic time signatures will be explained and some simple tunes will be learned.

05.

Practice makes Perfect

In this session, we will look at various ways you can organise and structure your practice.

06.

A new methodology

Introduction to the Caruso Method and The ‘Six Notes’ exercise.

07.

More notes and tunes

Recap of C and D notes, then introduction to E. More complex time signatures will be explained, along with some more easy tunes.

08.

Sustaining a note

Long Notes! In this lesson, I talk about how amazing long notes are and why they should always be in your daily routine!

09.

Improving your sound

‘Lips, Mouthpiece, Horn,’ the next exercise in the Caruso method! A great way to develop sound and strength.

10.

Exercises to develop your skills

Brief recaps of notes before we look at a couple of exercises that will help you develop as a player, along with how to structure a practice session.

11.

Staying flexible

Flexibility exercises. We all know that flexibilities are important, so I’m going to share with you a couple of my favourites that serve very different purposes.

12.

Exercises for better sound control

‘Harmonic Exercises,’ how to use the natural harmonics of our instrument to even out our sound.

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13.

Adding a new note

We will now add middle F to our series of notes, on top of some more exercises and tunes to look at! Some more time signatures will be explored.

14.

Improving finger technique

Finger exercises. Working on our fingers is something that can drastically help in many areas, even tonguing! Let me show you why.

15.

Keeping low!

Chromatics Down and Arpeggios Down’ are great low register exercises to help develop your low register and help tackle embouchure breaks.

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16.

Improving flexibility through exercises

Middle G is next on the list! This is a great point to introduce flexibility exercises, which are amazing for developing sound and control.

17.

Developing articulation and dynamics

Articulation exercises. I look at some of my favourite exercises to develop single, double, and triple tongue, and explain a few concepts that might be new to you.

18.

Advanced exercises

‘Intervals,’ my favourite range building exercise, but quite advanced!

19.

A new note and greater complexity

Middle A is next, and our exercises and tunes are now starting to get a bit more complex and rewarding!

20.

Further improving your dynamic control

How to develop your loud and soft playing!

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21.

Improving your flexibility

‘Noodles and Spiders,’ great flexibility exercises aimed at improving embouchure and sound consistency.

22.

Improving finger coordination

Middle B is our last note before we reach the octave. In this lesson, we will look at more advanced ways to develop our finger coordination which will help with our practice and sight reading.

23.

Improving your range

Range Building. Range building is easy, providing you know how to do it! Let me show you.

24.

Improving your dynamics

‘Dynamic Studies,’ very potent exercises that help develop your heavy lifting skills! Listen and follow the instructions carefully!

25.

Octaves, sharps and flats

Middle C will be covered here; congratulations, you’ve covered all the notes! We will look at how to apply this octave to the rest of our range, and we will also cover sharps and flats, as well as some more exercises for your daily routine.

26.

The importance of warming down

We all know about warming up but warming down is also equally as important. This lesson examines how to do it properly.

27.

Focusing on accuracy and timing

28.

Advice for the future

Our final session, where I give you some words of advice and encouragement which will hopefully set you in good stead for your many years of playing to come!

29.

Developing a routine

How to get better by listening to different players, how to cultivate the sound inside your head and how to use it to improve your playing

30.

How to recover after playing

‘Recovery.’ This section is going to cover some ground regarding what to do when your face needs some TLC! Hopefully these exercises will help you when you find your embouchure in a spot of bother.