Slide positions for the trombone

Trombone Slide Positions Trombone slide positions are fairly easy to find online, but following a quick search I have found lots of them to be fairly confusing with coloured charts, unnecessary pictures or images that normally only show treble or … Continue reading

Better articulation for the trombonist

Trombone Articulation Tonguing, and developing articulation, on the trombone requires some additional focus compared with the other brass instruments. Good tonguing technique should enable a clean start to the beginning of the note.  It’s important to always remember that the … Continue reading

The right brass instrument – what’s best for the beginner?

Choosing the right, or best, brass instrument for a beginner that has expressed an interest in learning to play a brass instrument can sometimes be a tricky situation.  Which instrument is best for the complete beginner and how do you … Continue reading

Get secure double tonguing with this simple guide

Developing double tonguing is an important technique that will enable you to play fast note groupings accurately and evenly.  It is definitely worth spending a little time on this to achieve a clear, even sound. You should already have looked … Continue reading

Learning a brass instrument online: a blessing or a poison chalice?

Can you really Learn Online? Looking through a Google search on learning to play the trumpet, I am alarmed at how many websites claim that you can learn to play the trumpet (or in fact any of the brass instruments) … Continue reading

How to create, and keep, those musical New Year’s resolutions in 2013

The start of another year and that inevitable feeling that the year ahead needs to promise more than what has gone before.  Time to think about setting some goals or targets and thinking about what you would like to achieve … Continue reading