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This “Range Smoothing” Routine is designed to help you build and solidify your range, while maintaining a connected approach to all registers of the instrument. To begin with, aim to sustain each fermata for 10 seconds. This is an expanding series. However, while you should practice all the keys below the start note, you should only expand upwards if you are successful in playing the fermata for the full duration. Otherwise, repeat the key you are stuck at, to develop your consistency on that pitch before moving higher.
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