Pops' Daily Practice


Trumpet Practice Method.

Consistent Practice = consistent results.

I have always been fond of the Arban book and used to tell students to play 10 pages a day from it. I do however; have 1 complaint and that is the Arban book ends at High C and that note is used very rarely.

For years I have told people to expand the exercises but it is challenging for some to write out the extensions.

I finally sat down and wrote a Daily Practice Book. This is vastly different from any book I've written.

There are many good older books like the Arban but they don't expand into the skills and range that we see in modern music.

So my goal was to start where the Arban quit.

(My student, Keith Fiala, formerly with
Maynard Ferguson on my Daily Practice Book.)

Trumpet Practice Method.

I wrote scale studies that expanded on ideas of intervals and range. I also did fingering exercises, expanded Sensation (ear-training) Drills, and Arpeggios based on 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths, 7ths, and octaves.

I took the basic ideas from the Arban and brought those ideas into the 21st century.

finger dexterity,

progressive lip slurs, 3rds, 5ths, 7th, octaves

dynamics and aperture control, this will kick your rear

sensation drills for accuracy control, and

expanding interval arpeggios, 3rds,4ths, 5ths, 6ths, 7ths, octaves.

These exercises are challenging and will develop you as a player.

Trumpet Practice Method.

Never Give Up by Keith Fiala. Never Give Up.