Trombone playing without good flexibility can be like being a bodybuilder; big and strong, but often clumsy and unable to use the strength to anything really useful. (And it looks kind of stupid too…) You want to combine strength with grace, flexibility and sound. And a big bowl of musicality, of course. Think of a parkour (try search for it on Youtube of you don´t know what it is!). As brass players (and musicians in general), I believe that we can learn a lot from those performers. They combine strength with extreme limberness and body control. And there is always a forward motion in their performances.
Who are you?
Are you a skilled amateur, looking to get the most out of your well chosen hobby?
Are you a college or music conservatory student who want to be challenged in your everyday practice sessions?
Are you a trombone teacher and want new inspiration for your teaching?
Are you a professional player, looking to maintain and improve your skills, and want to dazzle your colleagues with lip wrecking flexibility?
……then this book is written just for you!
It´s up to you to make sure you get the most out of the book, and optimize your practice time. Therefor, I have inserted a comment field after many of the exercises. This could make it easier for you to keep track on what you are working on, and highlight your favorite exercises. I have chosen to include written introductions to all the exercises, and I hope that helps you get the most out of the exercises.