Music to sleep by

Studies reveal that one in five adults the world over suffers from insomnia. Lack of sleep is responsible for auto accidents, poor work performance, and health problems, just to name a few.

I produced this 30-minute piece of music around a slow harmonic loop. Throughout the piece, natural sounds such as rain, thunder, wind, and running water come and go. A soft chorus of singers provides a soft continuity throughout.

Listen to this at a moderate volume as you go to bed. If you'd like more than 30 minutes, set it to loop on your phone, iPad, or computer.

I'd love to hear from you if this comforts you and as a result, helps you get to sleep quicker and more deeply.

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