The art of living in troubled times

I received an email today from a musician friend who is having a very hard time of things right now. He’s far from the only one, but his emotional outpouring of sorrow and hopelessness inspired me to share my belief in what I’m calling the art. The art of living in times of dark clouds…

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Its it too late in life to play trombone well?

I recently was asked by a 61 year old retired band director how to improve his playing. “I didn’t spend most of my life working on the trombone but I now want to play well. Is it too late for me?” Here is my response: It would be too easy for me to tell you,…

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Want more energy?

After receiving the latest piece of music from the Electrik Project, a subscriber raised an interesting, although personal point. It brings up an important subject critical to many musicians, not just trombone players. He wrote, “I am amazed that you find time to keep up your chops, do your writing and recordings plus your job as a…

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