Monthly Archives: July 2013

Reflections on This Week’s Recording Sessions

Yesterday afternoon I completed three days of recording for a CD of music for solo bass trombone and piano, a project about which I have already shared some details in a previous post. While there is still much to be … Continue reading

Posted in Bass Trombone, Low Brass Resources, Music, Recordings, Trombone

Book Review: What Every Trombonist Needs to Know About the Body, by David Vining

Vining, David. What Every Trombonist Needs to Know About the Body. Flagstaff, Arizona: Mountain Peak Music, 2010. 134pp. After recommending this volume in an earlier post with summer reading suggestions, it occurred to me that I had not yet read … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, David Vining, Ergonomics, Low Brass Resources, Method Books, Music, Playing Fundamentals, Practicing, Trombone

Book Review: Is College Worth It? By William J. Bennett and David Wilezol

Bennett, William J. and David Wilezol. Is College Worth It? Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, 2013. 278pp. As a university professor and as a political, social, and religious conservative, I often feel that I occupy a space between two worlds. On … Continue reading

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