AUTUMN WIND

A change of seasons.

Where I live, fall is a welcome relief from the intense summer heat. For many others, it’s the stunning transformation of color sweeping the landscape.

This song represents a bit of a musical transformation in that I dove deeper into discovering the potential of a new synthesizer along with the more complete programming of many other sounds. I also complemented that sound pallet by playing an old friend that I don’t record nearly enough–one that cannot be synthesized–my richly expressive Steinway grand.

The Autumn winds bring change to the landscape, our bodies, and to those things within our lives of which we dare to ask more.

I really like this interesting and well-disposed book. So many good thoughts, facts and tips on alto trombone. Good guidance for the searching alto souls out there. A must-have for the shelves.

– Håkan Björkman, Principal Trombone at Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

I highly recommend Alto Trombone Savvy for players around the world wanting advice on handling the alto trombone at the highest level. Classical and jazz players both share the same challenges, and it’s great to have this book in either bass or alto clef to help answer some of those challenges.

- Carsten Svanberg, International Trombone Soloist and Professor of Trombone at the University of Music and Arts Graz

For anyone interested in learning to play the alto trombone, whether for classical or jazz, this book is a must. Clearly written, with excellent exercises and links to audio examples, Michael Lake has provided the trombone world with a wonderful new resource.

– Ralph Sauer, Former Principal Trombone, Los Angeles Philharmonic