Herbert Clarke Technical Studies
This prepatory exercise is from a series of articles published in "Brass Bulletin" (1980),
by James Stamp, called Practical Hints. Here, Stamp show how to practice the
"Technical Studies" by Herbert L. Clarke.
First choose an easy key in order to familiarise yourself with the simplified
For example (exercise 37)
Then repeat the original line. On the third repeat, play double speed.
By practising like this you will learn to "place" and "centre" your notes correctly, and to
improve the fluency, flexibility and intonation of your playing.