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The warmup process is one the most important factors in developing musicians.

Establishing a daily routine of calisthenics is essentials to building and maintaining your chops. Every player is different, so therefore daily drills will vary dependent on the needs of each individual player. Remember that all big things are made of little things. If you take care of the little things in the end the big thing will be taken care of. Details. Details, and details are the key to practice and performance.

Michael Hendrix

Grambling State University

Grambling, Louisiana 71245

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