Long tones are something all players of wind instruments need to practice. However over my twenty years of teaching, I’ve noticed that as woodwind players, we often ‘skip’ over something that our brass playing friends can’t, namely long tones.
For a number of years I’ve conducted clinics and worked with a number of jazz ensembles across the world and the one thing I often notice is how much better the saxophones & clarinets can read vs the trumpets and trombones, but the brass players have better tones and can project their sound so much better.
This e-book is a collection of long tone exercises that I’ve been given over the years and some I’ve made myself. Branford Marsalis, Eric Alexander and Chris Potter all started their lessons with me by giving me long tones to work on.