Trombone playing without good flexibility is like some bodybuilders – big and strong, but often clumsy and unable to use their strength to anything 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. Take a look at free runners. 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.
Who are you?
- A skilled amateur, looking to get the most out of your well-chosen hobby?
- A college or music conservatory student who wants to be challenged in your everyday practice sessions?
- A trombone teacher and want new inspiration for your teaching?
- 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. Therefore, I have inserted a comment field after many of the exercises. This could make it easier for you to keep track of 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.