Studies and Exercises


Technique is not an option!

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Technique is not an option! If you cannot play the notes with ease you cannot play the music. It is just that simple. I hear young players say they “I just want to play music and not scales and etudes.” But if they cannot play the notes then there is not music.   Musical technique is the ability of instrumental and vocal musicians to exert optimal control of their instruments or vocal cords in order to produce the precise musical effects they desire. Improving one's technique generally entails practicing exercises that improve one's muscular sensitiv...

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Play Long Tones Everyday!

Education
Play Long Tones Everyday! I know most of us do not like to play long tones, they seem to be boring. Well they are one of the best things we can do to develop many parts of our playing. Playing Long Tones Everyday! Helps us to set the embouchure for the rest of the days playing. When we play long tones in the lower register of an instrument we set the way the embouchure feels to us without being tight. If we start off playing high notes we tend to tighten the embouchure and it is hard to relax the embouchure later in the playing day.   Playing Long Tones ...

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Download Free Studies and Exercises

Why is it harder to play soprano sax than my tenor?
Download Free Studies and Exercises I would like to remind you again that we have many Free Studies and Exercises that you can download from this site. On the home page there is a place to click on and go to www.rheubendownloads.com and everything on this site is Free to Download.

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Studies and Exercises

Studies and Exercises are available on this site at no charge to the teacher or student.  We provide these exercises as part of our on going educational projects to bring instruments, studies and videos to the students that otherwise might not be able to get them.  All exercises are used by permission and are not for sale.

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