Monthly Archives: November 2014

“Low Brass Basics” for Doublers, Part Three

Read Part One here and Part Two here. Trombone slide positions The handslide is both a great asset and an Achilles heel for the trombonist. In skilled hands it facilitates the achievement not only of near-perfect intonation but also great … Continue reading

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“Low Brass Basics” for Doublers, Part Two

Read Part One here. The mouthpiece The mouthpiece is the chamber in which the player buzzes his lips in order to create sound on a brass instrument, and is thus the primary interface between player and instrument. In a sense, … Continue reading

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“Low Brass Basics” for Doublers, Part One

As some of you might have noticed, I have had a difficult time maintaining my desired weekly writing and posting schedule for this entire fall semester. This is primarily due to my energies being directed, besides the usual teaching and … Continue reading

Posted in Alto Trombone, Bass Trombone, Breathing, Doubling, Euphonium, Low Brass Resources, Mouthpieces, Playing Fundamentals, Teaching Low Brass, Tenor Trombone, Trombone, Tuba