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.
Month: June 2009
Trombone History: Salvation Army
Added the following photo to the Trombone History Timeline (20th century): c. 1916—Chicago, Illinois: A photograph of Chicago Salvation Army Band members shows tuba, trombone, horns, trumpets, and cornet (see facing image) (Chicago Daily News negatives collection, DN-0066937. Courtesy of…
Just for Fun–Musical Roller Coaster
The ups and downs of music performance. Roller Coaster from crisoldemusicas on Vimeo.
Trombone History: Painting of Female Trombonist
Although it has perhaps not been widely known, there are records of female trombonists throughout trombone history, dating back to the 16th century. The Trombone History Timeline shows, for example, entries from 1594, 1600, 1613, 1618, 1630, and 1632 that…
Brian Bowman on Euphonium: Beautiful, Lyrical Playing
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.
Breathing: Pulmonary Function Calculator
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…
Trombone History: Moravian Trombone Choir
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…
Murray Crewe on Contrabass Trombone
Bass trombonist of the Pittsburgh Symphony, Murray Crewe (one of my former teachers), on his contrabass trombone. The better to Bartok with…
Just for Fun
Decided to add a “Just for fun” blog category. Here’s a clip of someone soloing over New Soul with the iBone app. Lookout, Guitar Hero!