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Trombone Basics: Correct Posture and Holding the Instrument

By Luke Malewicz • February 19, 2021

As you get more comfortable with your new instrument it's important to start building good habits. One of the first challenges you will encounter (apart from making sound on the trombone) is properly holding it in a way that is not only comfortable but will also give you the best chance of producing a good sound.

 

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Recent Reviews


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Eternal Gratitude: A Review

By Douglas Mark • February 24, 2021 in Recordings
Domingo Pagliuca's 2019 debut solo album, Eternal Gratitude, was first conceived as a musical business card, but resulted in a GRAMMY award winning album and a tribute to a deep personal friendship.


Georg Kopprasch 45 Selected Studies for Alto Trombone: A Review

By Peter Fielding • February 20, 2021 in Literature
Crees and Rae have crafted a fine edition for the alto trombonist. Published by Brass Wind Publications, this carefully curated collection of 45 etudes embody its core pedagogical values. Far from a simple reengraving into alto clef, some etudes have been transposed and fit quite comfortably on the alto trombone.


Nebulebula: A Review

By Craig Brenan • January 11, 2021 in Recordings
This two-disc collection of music covers the gamut from intense driving modern jazz, free form improvisation, gospel choir(, moody, introspective, almost jam band-esque, to music that reveals hidden treasures as the music progresses.