BEYOND THE FOG

This is an ideal piece of music for the first month’s selection.

It introduces my two favorite contrasting elements: abstract sound design AND feel-good melodic phrasing. In the beginning months of this project, I was writing trombone music focused around some pretty heavy sound design. For this first release, I wanted to create something different.

It’s basically a dense transition to a nice song. You just have to persevere through the fog.

Next month’s tune will be a fun, feel-good ode to the desert.

Being familiar with the great alto trombone playing of Michael Lake, I can attest that his words of wisdom don’t come from a theoretician, but from a remarkably  accomplished artist. I highly recommend this great book!!”

– Cristian Ganicenco, Principal Trombone, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

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

1 Comment

  1. Paul Marini on January 21, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Always love your relax sound and expression when you play. its your greatest gift. look forward to seeing you at trombone choir next Tuesday, really having trouble playing lately maybe you could help me enjoy playing again.