Trombone/Euphonium

Instrument Introductions

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As the students are introduced to the various instruments over the course of this week, here is the link to the Youtube playlist that I have been using in class to highlight the different instruments.  Enjoy!

 

 

(You can forward through the list of videos by clicking the -> (right arrow) button in the player)

Trombone Testing!!!

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Beginning students are currently testing the trombone, another member of the brass family.

We will need about 12 trombone  players this year between the 2 Beginning Band classes.

In short, trombones:

  • are medium in size, and have a long, skinny, light case
  • require a moderate amount of maintenance (but is not expensive)
  • can be rented from the school by students on free or reduced lunch
  • are in demand, so scholarship money is readily available
  • can play in concert bands, jazz bands, & orchestras
  • have a moderate learning curve.

Visit this link on our website for more info about Instrument Selections.

Here are some video links that feature the trombone:

(worth the wait!)

Euphonium Testing!!!

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Beginners recently began instrument testing on the euphonium, or baritone (used synonymously here, though they are slightly different.)

We will need about 6 baritone/euphonium players this year between the 2 Beginning Band classes.

In short, euphoniums:

  • are relatively large in size
  • are relatively easy & inexpensive to maintain
  • are typically rented from the school
  • can be rented by any student
  • are not common, so scholarship money is readily available
  • can play in concert bands & jazz bands
  • have a gentle learning curve.

Visit this link on our website for more info about Instrument Selections.

Here are some video links that feature the euphonium:

More Trombone Silliness

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David Finlayson is at it again! The New York Philharmonic trombonist who previously posted the “GoPro trombone video” has posted the following video showing the trombone buzz from inside the mouthpiece! The video below is pulled from, as I understand, a research project meant to identify how the lips move during brass performance (hence the white spots on the lips to identify specific data points).  A little freaky..and kind of gross!

You can follow Mr. Finlayson on Twitter @trombonesilly

Brass Band Multitasker

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Spring Concert?

 

Trombone: A Player’s Guide

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The US Army Field Band has created a great series of informational videos on the instruments in the band.  This video, once again featuring the trombone, includes features on the history, care, and performance practice of the trombone.

Trombone Awesomeness

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Upon finding the “Trombone Silliness” video, I found several other trombone related videos that where worth sharing.  Here is yet another by the Maniacal 4 Trombone Quartet covering Carry on Wayward Son by Kansas.