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It Has to Mean Something Everytime You Play: Advice from Some Trombone Masters


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About the Author...
Michael Meckna is Professor of Music History at Texas Christian University. In recent years he has skimped on practice time to write Twentieth-Century Brass Soloists (Greenwood Press) and numerous articles in a wide variety of publications, including four of the Grove Dictionaries. Dr. Meckna’s current project is a book about Louis Armstrong.