The Reinhardt Routines — a total embouchure development plan for Trombone by Dr. Donald S. Reinhardt (PDF)


A collection of Dr. Donald S. Reinhardt’s brilliant routines compiled, organized, edited, and presented by long-time “Doc” Reinhardt students Dave Sheetz and Rich Willey.

This book gives you a rotating daily plan to address all areas of embouchure development.

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At last, an organized regimen of Reinhardt routines presented in a manner that builds every aspect of your playing: range, endurance, sound, advanced slide techniques, shakes, breathing, articulation, key fluency, tonguing, slurring, multiple tonguing, consistency . . . it’s all here.

For years people have been asking for a collection of Reinhardt routines that would work without the benefit of studying with Reinhardt. Most dedicated Reinhardt students know that’s a tall order, because you can’t just turn a player loose with many of the Reinhardt routines — every routine had a specific purpose and was assigned at a specific time. Reinhardt knew there was no “one size fits all” way of teaching brass players.

But thanks to Dave Sheetz and Rich Willey, a set of routines has been laid out, about half of which are based on his never-before-published revisions to his Manual of Studies. These comprise a rotating Eleven Day plan followed by a series of Supplemental Routines (including Reinhardt’s now-famous Warm Up #57), all of which players will benefit from simply by reading the instructions and playing the drills accordingly.

The Reinhardt Routines—a total embouchure development plan  has what it takes to develop that embouchure you’ve been dreaming of. It’s all laid out for you right here, at last.

Forty-six pages, you will be able to download the PDF version immediately upon completion of your order.

Customer Comments

“This book [The Reinhardt Routines]  is a must for all brass players.”
— Bill Gibson, Edwards/Getzen Artist/Clinician, Queen Mary II Queens Room Orchestra trombonist/bandleader

“I recently purchased The Reinhardt Routines  for trombone from Boptism. What a difference 11 days made initially! I’m now in my fourth time through the routines. I never believed my intonation and upper register would ever be this solid. An excellent book. I would recommend it to any trombonist, especially those coming back after a very long layoff.”
— Robert McMurrian

“I am having tremendous success with this book [The Reinhardt Routines] . My chops have never felt better, and the sound is really opening up. I’m playing more efficiently than I ever have in 30-some-odd years of playing. I feel like I’m finally starting to break down the barriers that have kept me from playing MUSIC. I can see now why those who studied firsthand with Dr. Reinhardt respect him so much.”
— Joel Nielsen

“Thanks for a fantastic book [The Reinhardt Routines] .”
— Paul Sharp, Solo-Hornist Deutsche Oper Berlin

“I use these routines every day [The Reinhardt Routines] . They’re great. I’m glad you’ve made them available.”
— Joshua Holder

“This material [The Reinhardt Routines]  is responsible for a huge improvement in my playing; just writing to let you know that it works. I wish I could have met and studied with Reinhardt in person—he sounds like quite a guy. By the way, your publications are some of the highest quality stuff on the market.”
— Kurt Finchum

From Dave Sherman’s website:
“It’s hard to get excited over a new trombone method book. However, this book will excite many brass players who have been waiting for a practical method book based on the teachings of Dr. Donald Reinhardt.

“I have been using some of the teaching methods of the late Dr. Reinhardt for myself and my students for the last year. The Warm Up #57’s are well received by my students and are a great basic introduction to Dr. Reinhardt’s approach to practicing.

“Reinhardt’s methods are based on tried and proven techniques. Many of the method books in use today provide incorrect or misleading advice and I am reluctant to use some of them. Fortunately for us, Dr. Reinhardt has two dedicated former students that are making sure that the materials that Dr. Reinhardt used over decades of teaching are still made available. The latest publication is the most usable of the Reinhardt material published to date. “The Reinhardt Routines, a total embouchure development plan”  is meant to be a stand-alone book which can be used without any use of the previous Reinhardt material. There is no discussion of upstream vs. downstream playing or much details of the pivot system. This can be found in the other Reinhardt publications.

Rich Willey and David Sheetz are responsible for this marvelous new book. There are 11 daily workouts as well as supplemental material. Included in this book are the great Warm Up #57 Exercises. These warm-ups are a masterpiece by themselves. I try to start my students on these as soon as possible.”
— Dave Sherman, trombonist


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