Linham – Devil’s Warm Ups

Composer: Ryan Linham (2021)
Duration: 5 Warm Ups
Price: £25
Grade: 5-8
Instrumentation: Brass Band Instruments (Cornet, Flugel, Tenor Horn, Bari, Euph, Tbns, Basses)

Alan Thomas approached me as a tutor of the National Youth Orchestra Brass Section for some exciting ‘Blue Devils’ style warm ups that he’d seen in videos of marching bands from the US. Excited by the idea and the awesome sounds of their ‘Space Chords’ I jumped at the chance to write for them. The success of this course led this item to be adapted for Brass Band at request of the amazing tuba player and coach, Ryan Breen.

Warm-up 1 – Gentle Lip Slurs

Warm-up 2 – Tonguing

Warm-up 3 – Scales and quick register slurs

Warm-up 4 – Space Chords (Tuning and balance)

Warm-up 5 – Epic Devil’s Chorale