Homework/Practice Record

Homework for band is generally practice and students should be practicing at least 2 1/2 hours per week to make satisfactory progress.

                      Sample Outline for ½ Hour (or so) Practice Session


·               2-3 minutes long tones

·               2-3 minutes interval drills/lip slurs (brass)/octave or register slurs (woodwinds)

·               5-10 minutes scales/arpeggios (focus on a difficult one each day - play through the rest)

·               10 minutes etudes/exercises/concert pieces

     (class assigned or new)

·               2 minutes of sight reading

·               5 minutes recreation (pop tunes/previous material)

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