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Daily Routines

Daily Routines by David Vining is suitable for advanced high school through professional musicians.

A daily routine is an integral part of any musician's practice regimen. Daily Routines provides a systematic way to develop and improve fundamentals, helping to establish consistency in all areas of playing. There are nine routines, each divided into skill categories: long tones, crescendo/diminuendo, flexibility, subito dynamics, resonant low playing, articulation, and high range and low warm-down. Additional resources included in this book are progress charts, an articulation spectrum, and supplemental long tones. Daily Routines ensures that musicians will be challenged in unique and helpful ways.

“David Vining’s Daily Routines for Tuba is an innovative and very effective way for students of all levels to develop and maintain consistency and mastery of brass technique skills at a high level. I love that the book has routines that cover every facet of tuba playing, yet each routine also covers all the basics regardless of their specific focus. This is a facet of this fine book that makes it wonderfully unique and effective. The student simply needs to just play each routine completely in a given day and improvement is guaranteed. There is so much diversity in this book that the routines never get boring. I have long looked for a routine method that has both diversity and consistency. I finally found that book in Daily Routines for Tuba!”— Scott Watson, Professor of Tuba and Euphonium, University of Kansas

Trombonist David Vining is the founder and co-owner of Mountain Peak Music, a publishing company devoted to offering innovative, healthy teaching methods for all musicians. Mountain Peak Music represents Mr. Vining’s personal mission, combining his extensive performing and teaching background with insights learned through his remarkable recovery from embouchure dystonia.

Mr. Vining is a dynamic performer who has delivered hundreds of recitals nationwide. As trombonist with the Chestnut Brass Company, he recorded several CD’s and toured the United States and Europe performing recitals, masterclasses, and concerts with orchestras. Currently a member of the Flagstaff Symphony, he has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony, Kansas City Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Mr. Vining has appeared on college campuses coast-to-coast in recital and as a guest soloist with ensembles, and recorded a solo CD, Arrows of Time.

Currently Professor of Trombone at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, Mr. Vining has also served on the faculties of the University of Kansas and the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. A native of Cocoa, Florida, Mr. Vining resides in Flagstaff with his wife Leslie, daughter Sarah and son Benjamin.