# Kopprasch Etudes

## “A Kopprasch a day … keeps the stink away”

I originally said it as a joke, but I really do believe that. For me, if I do my Routine followed by a Kopprasch every day, I’m in really good shape for not only the rest of the day, but for the rest of my career. If you are creative and make Kopprasch work for you, it works on all the basics of horn playing and will keep those fundamentals solid. I like to work on them many different ways: all slurred to really work on good air flow, as written, but with different length articulations (be consistent through the etude, but decide on very short – very long) to build consistency in different styles, in lots of transpositions, including down the octave. I like to play them stopped, flutter tongued, with multiple tonguing, regardless of speed. I want to make music when I play Kopprasch. It’s there and it’s our job to bring it out. I don’t want to play it just like an étude. They’re better than that, and I strive to be better than that too! So, go forth, be creative and make music with your Kopprasch a Day!

Here I play Kopprasch 19 down the octave. Try practicing this Kopprasch similarly for the week.

Here I play Kopprasch 13 down the octave. I also think of this in a feeling of 1, which really propels it forward. Try practicing this Kopprasch similarly for the week.

Here I play Kopprasch 1 down the octave and slurred. Try practicing this Kopprasch similarly for the week.

Here I play Kopprasch 3 down the octave. Periodically I leave out a note to facilitate a breath. Try practicing this Kopprasch similarly for the week.

Here I play Kopprasch 23 as written, except that I play all the slurs as glissandos. This ensures that the air and buzz continue to work through these big slurs. Try practicing this Kopprasch similarly for the week.

Here I play Kopprasch 21 down the octave and slurred. I also chose to leave out notes in order to take a breath and not disturb the time. Try practicing this Kopprasch similarly for the week.

Here I play Kopprasch 2 as written. Try practicing this Kopprasch similarly for the week.

Here I play Kopprasch 25 slurred. I also take time in phrases to take nice, relaxed breaths. Try practicing this Kopprasch similarly for the week.

Here I play Kopprasch 17 down the octave and slurred. Try practicing this Kopprasch similarly for the week.

Here I play Kopprasch 8 as written – keeping the second note of each slur long. Try practicing this Kopprasch similarly for the week.

Here I play Kopprasch 6 down the octave. Try practicing this Kopprasch similarly for the week.

Here I play Kopprasch 10 with a legato articulation instead of the staccatos. Try practicing this Kopprasch similarly for the week.