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    My Warm-Up Strategy and Technique - Video

    I finally had a chance to put together a video of my logic and method for warming up. As it turned out, I'm an additional topic - how to prepare when coming back after a layoff. In the 6 weeks before the video, the first 3 weeks had about 5-6 practice days, and the last 3 weeks had 0 (recovering from dental surgery). But as I think you'll hear, my standard daily method works just as well for "coming back" if you use the logic that drives what I play each day.

    Watch it on YouTube:
    Warm Up with a Strategy


    Or watch it right here:

    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
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  2. That was Great. Please could you do a video of the techniques you talk of in your post "Building Strength and High Range"

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    What a great video Dave! I can see that I need to warmup with more focus. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by graeme View Post
    That was Great. Please could you do a video of the techniques you talk of in your post "Building Strength and High Range"
    Thanks! As soon as I have some of each back! (That thought had crossed my mind a few times over the years.)

    Quote Originally Posted by RickF View Post
    What a great video Dave! I can see that I need to warmup with more focus. Thanks.
    Thanks! (Believe it or not, I actually shortened the raw version by almost 1/3. I had a problem not getting too deep into "tips" along the way)
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
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  5. Several times I've been in solo or competitive situations where warm-up time is very limited. It would be interesting to hear how Dave has prepared for similar situations throughout his career!
    James Kircoff
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkircoff View Post
    Several times I've been in solo or competitive situations where warm-up time is very limited. It would be interesting to hear how Dave has prepared for similar situations throughout his career!
    If I understand your question, I would get a good warmup as close to the event as possible - that might mean first thing in the morning. The in my limited warmup time later I would start in the comfy low range and move through a few notes. Then I go to scales, particularly in keys that I might face later. I slur or single-tongue them and try to get myself through the total range I'll need. That can take place in two or three minutes if need be. I don't bother with multiple-tonguing unless I think I'll need it later.

    The overall logic is always the same - to start with no stress and get up to speed, either sooner or later. In my longer warmup I'm sneaking in bits of practice, such as the double/triple tonguing I demonstrated in the video.
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