I stumbled upon this great post on the Trombone-L discussion list, and had to share it. Basically, this guy went to one of Joe Alessi’s trombone seminars, and then ever-so-kindly posted his notes for the benefit of trombonekind: http://maillists.samford.edu/pipermail/trombone-l/2005-September/003589.html. Each of these tips is an absolute gem. Enjoy!
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I’ve been studying Anusara yoga for several months and thoroughly enjoying it, and lately I’ve felt the urge to learn even more. So, last Saturday, I took a class on how to practice yoga at home. The class was really interesting, but not just because it deepened my knowledge about yoga–it also was a great [...]
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Over several years of teaching private trombone lessons, I’ve noticed a trend among students to focus their practice on the ensemble music assigned to them by their band director at school, and shy away from doing anything else. Unfortunately, band music for young trombonists doesn’t tend to be very challenging…so when it’s all that kids [...]
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Uh-oh, I’m late on the trombone tips again! Unfortunately, it’s for a good reason–allergy season has started up, and I’ve been down for the count all week! Next week’s tips will most definitely be about playing through the pollen…uck. Enjoy this week’s tip!
March 17th, 2010 · No Comments
I’ve been keeping a journal of my trombone practice for over ten years, and it’s really enhanced my practice experience! Here’s a video on how to get started with your own practice journal. Enjoy!