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Looking for a song that I could use to demonstrate a groove in my book Rhythm Savvy, I immediately thought of this. It's long been a favorite of mine between the easy going playful rhythm and the lyrics reflecting the innocence and boundless curiosity of youth.
Sadly, as we age, many loose that natural curiosity and wonder of the world around them. It becomes difficult for us to admit that we know only a tiny fraction about the universe around us.
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