Archive for June 2017

The hardware and software of an improvisation method

Trombone Improvisation savvy

Even though Trombone Improvisation Savvy is officially published, I’ve continued to work on the audio files. I like practicing trombone with the book’s music files and as I do, I hear things needing improvement. So I open up Logic and tweak. For some songs, adding new instruments/sounds transforms the piece into better music for play-along.…

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Trombone Improvisation Savvy has been published!

Trombone Improvisation savvy

What has: 175 pages 114 written exercises 43 solo transcriptions 144 audio files containing 41/2 hours of music Yes, my new book, Trombone Improvisation Savvy. www.lulu.com/shop/michael-lake/trombone-improvisation-savvy/paperback/product-23218015.html A book I’ve wanted to write and record for a long time, I was determined to finish it before the International Trombone Festival in Redlands, CA later this month.…

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Fun musical backdrops

Over the past couple months, I’ve been focused on writing Trombone Improvisation Savvy and I’m happy to report that it is finished. I’m in the process of proofing it and plan to make it available within the next week. I’ve sent out advanced copies to a few trombone players for suggestions and testimonials and have…

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