SHOW ME

Show Me is a beautiful piece of music sung by a 21 year-old named Alina Baraz. When I first heard this piece, I was stunned by the clarity and presence of her voice as well as the beautiful assortment of sounds crafted and arranged by a Danish electronicis named Matias Saabye Køedt who goes by the name Galimatias.

I was inspired to use this song as an exercise in electronic sound crafting as well as a vehicle to develop a new level of presence and clarity in my trombone voice. Just as I’ve written about modeling jazz solos in order to improve one’s improvisation skills, I’ve modeled much of Galimatias’ brilliant sound construction within this song to learn some new sound design techniques and try some new technologies.

All of the sounds were created by me including the addition of a few new sections in order to make it a unique piece of music and to end up with something I believe is a worthy addition to the Electrik Project.

I’ve created a video illustrating some of the processes I used to craft some of the trombone sounds. Watch the video.

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