The goal of a daily routine, especially for the developing student, is acquisition of technical skills, range, endurance, strength training and maintenance. Seek to develop mastery in these areas. Alter your routine every few weeks to acquire new skills. In the following format, percentages suggest the amount of time you should spend in each category. Of course, this will vary according to your strengths and weaknesses. You should spend at least a half hour each day on your routine to see measurable results.
20% Long tones + mouthpiece buzzing + dynamics
20% Slow slurs + dynamics
10% Flexibility + dynamics
10% Tonguing: single, double, triple
8% Long, low, slow, loud playing
25% Scales and arpeggios
2% Warm down
Consult the following resources for daily routine material, and/or generate your own material:
Apivor. 24 Exercises for Tenor Trombone (scale/arpeggio etudes).
Clarke. Technical Studies.
Colin. Advanced Lip Flexibilities.
Davies. 20 Etudes in Changing Meters.
Fox. The Art of Doodle Tonguing.
Gane. Circuit Training for Trombone.
Gay. Trombone Studies for Legato and Slide Technique.
Handrow. Einblasübungen für Posaune.
Johnson. Progressive Studies for the High Register.
Kopprasch. Sixty Selected Studies.
Maxted. 20 Studies.
Marsteller. Basic Routines. Advanced Slide Technique.
McChesney. Doodle Studies and Etudes.
McDunn. Trombone Master Studies.
Mueller. Technical Studies Vols. 1 and 2
Nightingale. The Warm-up Book.
Ostrander. 20 minute warm-up.
Reift. Warm-ups for Trombone.
Remington. Warm-Up Exercis. ed. D. Hunsberger.
Salvo. 241 Double and Triple Tonguing Exercises.
Schlossberg. Daily Drills & Technical Studies.
Slokar. Daily Drills.
Slokar/Reift. Double and Triple Tonguing, The Scales, vol. I and II.
Uber. Trombone Warm-Up Procedure.
Vining. Daily Routines.
Waits. Advanced Flexibility Studies.
Wilson/Viola. Chord Studies for Trombone