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IFR exercise "Staircase" on trumpet

The purpose of IFR Exercise 1: Landscape is to allow you to work on your physical technique in a way that is creative, expressive and musical.

Working with very simple intervals, you can work on developing your articulation and phrasing without the distraction of thinking about chords and harmony.

You also gain a deep mastery of each interval that we use for the exercise. In this video demonstration the interval is the half step.