Sorry about the lack of updates here lately. As sometimes happens, I’ve been caught under an avalanche of grading, rehearsing, performances, and other busy work so that blogging has taken a back seat. For a quick post, here’s a nice video discussion by David Vining on trombone slide technique.
I really appreciate Vining’s approach, which strives to understand the physical actions we use to play trombone. He’s got a couple of excellent books that I recommend. The Breathing Book is good for all brass players (and woodwinds and singers too, I imagine). He also has a text called What Every Trombonist Needs To Know About the Body that I’ve reviewed here. Both books are available from Mountain Peak Music, for the curious.