When young trombonists think of practice, they may think of running through their band music or scales. The problem here is, the scales are usually run the same way every time, and the band music is often just played through, top to bottom. To become a great trombonist, it’s wise to mix things up in [...]
Entries from March 2009
March 30th, 2009 · No Comments
March 24th, 2009 · No Comments
It’s always a treat to see music in a concert hall, but one of music’s greatest powers is its ability to refresh and enliven people anywhere. Here’s a perfect example–this performance lasts just a couple of minutes, but it made these people’s flight one to remember!
March 20th, 2009 · No Comments
It’s getting to be that time of year when band directors hold auditions for next year’s groups, and several young trombonists have come by Summerglen asking what they can do to make that top band. Here a couple of tips to help! 1. Get lessons as soon as possible! Often, we hear ourselves play and [...]
Tags: Practice Tips
March 17th, 2009 · No Comments
Here’s a minute of fun music to keep your St. Patty’s Day groovin’ – from the Storyville Stompers in New Orleans. This was recorded after the 2005 St. Patty’s Day parade, and the trombonist is Chris Klein. Enjoy!
March 14th, 2009 · No Comments
At a Buddhist meditation session I attended a couple weeks ago, a fellow participant expressed concern that she wasn’t able to stay as focused as she would have liked during the meditation. She said that the last time she meditated, she was very “in the zone,” so she thought she would have been even further [...]
March 9th, 2009 · No Comments
As many of you know, I just finished writing my very first book, Women Embracing Creativity: Unleashing Your Inner Artist. Writing the book was a lot of work, but it was fun work. I’m really good at showing up and doing what needs to be done day after day without worrying what the future may [...]
March 1st, 2009 · No Comments
My first book, Women Embracing Creativity: Unleashing Your Inner Artist is finished! (So….now I can get back to blogging about trombones and other music-related things on a regular basis!) I’m self-publishing the book on Lulu, so it should probably be released within the next couple of months. I’ll keep you posted!
Tags: a day in the life