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The Role of the Lead Trombone Player Along with both the lead trumpet and alto saxophone, the lead trombone player shares in the responsibility of establishing style, articulation and phrasing. The lead player must have the ability to listen closely to the other lead players in order to guarantee that the entire ensemble, as well as the trombone section, is ...
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2007 JazzWeek - Conrad Herwig Masterclass Part Two WSU & Detroit International Jazz Festival presentFirst Annual JazzWeek @ WayneConrad Herwig Masterclass (Part Two) Broadcasted liveJuly 23-26, 2007   ...
2007 JazzWeek - Conrad Herwig Masterclass Part Three WSU & Detroit International Jazz Festival presentFirst Annual JazzWeek @ WayneConrad Herwig Masterclass (Part Three) Broadcasted liveJuly 23-26, 2007   ...
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What is A Good Trombone for a Student? Norlan Bewley It can be confusing trying to choose your first trombone as a student. There are established brands which are popular and have been for many years. There are more and more unknown brands which are extremely low in price and of equally low quality. If a brand new trombone costs 1/10th the price of an esta ...
Reaching the 7th Trombone Position Norlan Bewley 7 is all the way out on the trombone slide, just past where the raised parts at the end of the inner slide tubes begin. If you have trouble reaching all the way out to 7, reach as far as you can. You may need to push your right shoulder forward to help make your reach longer. Keep doing this and after awhile ...
Grouping Trombone Slide Positions Norlan Bewley The trombone has 7 positions: First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh or 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. When learning your trombone positions, rather than think of them as 7 separate positions, it is helpful to think of them in groupings. This way you can compare each one to its partner, making it easier to ...
Learn To Practice – Step 7: Learn At Your Own Pace Norlan Bewley No matter how well you practice your instrument and music, some things will always be harder for you and some things will always be easier for you. There will always be someone you know who can easily do what you find hard. There will always be someone else who finds what you do easily ...
Learn To Practice – Step 6: Keep Going! Norlan Bewley Now that you have practiced your music using all of the first 5 Steps, you feel ready to play the music all the way through without stopping. When you do, KEEP GOING no matter what happens! Even though you have used all of the 5 Steps and really practiced well, you will still make some mistakes. D ...
Learn To Practice – Step 5: Intelligent Repetition Norlan Bewley When you practice your music in smaller sections, it is easier to focus your attention in a concentrated way to learn the section. It may take you several times through the section of music to finally play it correctly. Many people stop at this point thinking they have learned it, only ...
Learn To Practice – Step 4: Practice In Bite-Size Pieces Norlan Bewley As you practice your music, divide it into smaller sections or "bite-size pieces". The more difficult the music, the smaller the sections need to be. On one song you might work on each section from rehearsal number or letter to the next. Another might be in 4 measure sec ...
Learn To Practice – Step 3: Rhythm Positions Norlan Bewley Now that you know the rhythm and the positions, you are going to practice putting them together. You are going to teach the rhythm to your positions so you can move them to the right position at the right time. This sounds very simple, but it is harder to do than it looks. To do rhythm positi ...
Learn To Practice – Step 2: Identify The Notes Norlan Bewley Before you play your music, go through and identify each note by the position number and the Low-Middle-High for that position. Low Bb is 1 Low, F is 1 Middle, upper Bb is 1 High, etc. (see Low-Middle-High Warmup). When you identify the notes, you must say them out loud. This musical exampl ...
Learn To Practice – Step 1: Say In Rhythm, Stay In Rhythm Norlan Bewley When you first practice your music, you need to know how the rhythm sounds before you do anything else. In music, everything meets at the rhythm. This means that everything you must do to play music on an instrument you must learn to do in rhythm at a steady tempo. The first step ...