The trombone embouchure as you’ve never seen it before. Not sure what if anything can be gleaned from this in terms of playing technique, but it’s kind of interesting to watch. There are also 2 follow-up videos on YouTube.
Simple but beautiful. A euphonium clip from another one of my former teachers, Brian Bowman, now euphonium professor at University of North Texas. Hard to find a better euphonium sound anywhere. Trombonists can learn from the lyrical approach as well…
Another of my former teachers, Scott Hartman, with 4 other great trombone players.
Johns Hopkins now has a free online pulmonary function calculator that computes predicted values for some of the most common breathing measurements. Predicted values are simply the amounts that medical professionals would expect, based on basic individual data–in this case, a person’s age, height, and gender. They are extrapolated from broad demographic studies; you will notice that the Johns Hopkins site actually includes multiple possible values, based on the various separate studies.
Two particular measurements, vital capacity and FEV1 (forced expiratory volume in 1 second), are of special interest to brass musicians, as discussed in articles elsewhere on this site. They can be measured relatively easily on your own with a pocket spirometer and a peak flow/FEV1 meter. Predicted values for these measurements simply provide a means for comparing your breathing measurements with those of the average person of your same age, height, and gender.
Added 3 images from 1944 to the Trombone History Timeline (20th century). Three photographs, which show soprano, alto, and tenor trombones, document a Moravian trombone choir performance in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Taken by Howard R. Hollem, they bear the title “The Moravian trombone choir which plays chorales before the opening of each performance of the Bach choir,” and belong to the American Memory collection of the Library of Congress. Numerous other timeline entries, dating back to the 18th century, detail the extensive Moravian trombone choir tradition in trombone history.
Just for Fun–trombone on Star Trek. Since Star Trek is having a bit of a resurgence.