Richard Burdick's thoughts for his horn students
II. What is a warm up?
The bottom line of what a warm up should do for a horn player is to make oneself comfortable.
Ask yourself: "what it is I need to do before a gig to make me feel ready to perform and comfortable."
Arriving early to a job is important. Take time to get your horn acclimatized to the space. Test the room, limber up, get in tune relax a little, but also . . . .a warm up needs to remind ourselves of our best habits and do some work towards improvement.
Don't forget to work on contrasts of many kinds and BREATHING!
I am a huge practitioner of the philosophy set your goals and do a little each day.
CD41 American Horn Music vol. 2
CD40 Retrospective II
Horn Quartets No's 1 - 5
CD39 Bach by Popular Demand
CD39 A sequel to
Easter Oratorio CD and his Favorites CD Bach Cantatas, 26, 84 & 99
CD38 Matthew Locke:
Broken & Flatte Consorts
CD38 Richard Burdick performs trios from the late renaissance: all 6 Broken Consort Suites and both Flatte Consort suites - 36 track of Christmas like music.
CD37 Microtonal music of Richard Burdick
Music By Duvernoy & Schneider
of the 40's & 50's
There are many lesser-known 20th century composers, who have great worth!
Let’s not forget the music of: