Archive for September 2015

Alto trombone for tenor players

Alto Trombone Savvy by Michael Lake

I’ve had a surprising number of requests for my thoughts on how tenor players can best learn alto trombone. My sense is that there are a fair amount of alto trombones out there not being used to their fullest because of the difficulty for a tenor player to play both well. That is precisely why…

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What is YOUR voice on the trombone?

From the questions I am often asked to the Facebook posts to the trombone forum topics and responses, it is apparent that we trombone players tend to obsess a bit over our technical prowess. We constantly strive to play higher, faster, and louder – and view ourselves as players in terms of  our command of those much…

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