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In this CHOP SHOP we attack the major scales in 4#s and 4bs. Start off playing SLOW & CLEAN! As you develop the technique to play this exercise, gradually speed up the tempo, but remember – clean is more important than fast!! Scales are the basis of all music so the better you know you scales the easier music becomes.

1. If needed, break down the the exercise individual keys.

2. Once you have mastered the exercise, try doing it with no music.

3. For an added challenge, continue the pattern beyond the octaves and over the full range of the horn.

CHOP SHOP is a series of exercises written/developed by Scott Paddock to help students develop super clean technique while at the same time learning new musical concepts.