Day 5! Here is an exercise that I like to do to work on my low register. I wasn't very good with notes below an F in 6th, especially with the trigger. By doing this I am able to make the air column smooth and uninterrupted which results in a fuller note. Once I have the smoothness I will play an F in 6th then trigger 1st to try and make them the same. Then I will keep that feeling and slide down with the trigger. Now my low notes are a lot beefier. (Ignore the camera following my movement)
We are continuing our etude recording project with the regional trombone audition etudes from Arizona! Regional auditions are coming up next week and we will be releasing videos for etudes 1-3. Thank you to the Arizona music educators who supported us in the making of these videos. Head over to our YouTube channel to watch the whole video. Please feel free to re-post and share with any music educators or trombone students who might find these videos useful. Here is etude No. 1 performed by @patricklchappell from the U.S. Navy Band. Best of luck to all of those auditioning!
Seeing a lot of improvements with articulation after a week so rough I didn’t want to post. Mainly it was just that I didn’t take time out of my day to post them with commentary. Some updates: I’m almost done recording for NSO, the David is really starting to come along, as of a couple days ago it seems. I need to spend a lot more time tonight on the excerpts I’m re-recording for tomorrow morning. The main difference in how I’m articulating now is I’m just keeping my jaw still, I’m playing with the same air behind my articulations as legato but just aiming at the front of notes. #trombone