Category Archives: Method Books

Summer Practice Suggestions for Low Brass Players

At the time of this posting wind, brass, and percussion juries at Ole Miss are half completed, so my students have either already begun or are preparing to begin their summer breaks. Some will be working at various jobs, some … Continue reading

Posted in Alto Trombone, Auditions, Bass Trombone, Daily Routine, Education, Euphonium, Higher Education, Low Brass Resources, Method Books, Music, Playing Fundamentals, Practicing, Teaching Low Brass, Tenor Trombone, Trombone, Tuba

Three Overall Organizing Principles for Doublers

Regular readers of this blog are by now probably tired of posts about doubling, the last several of which have served in part to promote my recent book The Low Brass Player’s Guide to Doubling. I apologize for that and plan … Continue reading

Posted in Alto Trombone, Bass Trombone, Conferences, Daily Routine, Doubling, Euphonium, Low Brass Resources, Method Books, Micah Everett, Music, Performing, Playing Fundamentals, Practicing, Teaching Low Brass, Tenor Trombone, The Low Brass Player's Guide to Doubling, Trombone, Tuba

“2015 Reboot:” A New Book and a Return to Blogging

Happy New Year! It is a privilege to return to The Reforming Trombonist on this first weekend of the new year and, God willing, to resume the weekly writing schedule that I have not consistently kept since last April. While … Continue reading

Posted in Aldous Huxley, Bass Trombone, Books, David Vining, Education, Euphonium, Low Brass Resources, Method Books, Micah Everett, Music, Music Education, Performing, Playing Fundamentals, Practicing, Teaching Low Brass, Tenor Trombone, The Low Brass Player's Guide to Doubling, Trombone, Tuba

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

Making Good Use of the Summer Months: Some Suggestions for Brass Players

Today is the last day of regular classes for the semester at Ole Miss. I am looking forward to moving to my usual summer schedule, with less time spent teaching and more time spent on my own reading, writing, practicing, … Continue reading

Posted in Alto Trombone, Bass Trombone, Daily Routine, Euphonium, Low Brass Resources, Method Books, Music, Practicing, Repertoire, Scales and Arpeggios, Teaching Low Brass, Tenor Trombone, Trombone, Tuba