In my opinion, this exercise is the most important one when it comes to building sound throughout the range. Whether building your upper register or lower register, this exercise that I admit takes a lot of patience, is a great way to consistently improve. Good luck ! ( you can do it on Bass trombone, […]
A few useful exercises to practice low register on bass trombone and any other brass instrument. Remember that good range means being able to play in all registers WITHIN a musical context. So practice with GOOD technique, don’t take short cuts. Happy practice !
Lip bending is amazing to : improve sound quality improve intonation expand range improve flexibility work on ear training enjoy !
I thought it could be cool to introduce myself and explain a little bit who I am and what I do. As you’ll see soon, the content on my profile will be quite eclectic. So. Who am I? What am I about?
I like to think of myself as a full entity of my past present and future. In order for me to be completely fulfilled in life, I need my activities to be linked to those three categories.
First and foremost, I am a musician. I have been playing since the age of 2, and keep going at it every single day/night for hours at a time. I was in my mother’s womb for 9 months while she was playing in the orchestra/opera, and I really do think it has had an impact on how I hear/feel music. Playing music links me to my PRESENT. When I play, I cannot be anywhere else than HERE and NOW.
Recently, I have started to code. I have grew a new passion for making iPhone applications. I really do believe that coding is an art. Not because we can actually make the code look beautiful, but also because when I decide to create an app, it is to solve a problem in a creative manner. I strongly believe that every single problem in the world can be solved or at least helped out by an app. Don’t believe me? Give me a problem. I’ll give you an app. Making apps links me to the part of myself that craves to contribute in our world’s FUTURE.
Last but NOT least, I like to write. I like to write to reflect on my PAST, and to share my experiences / thoughts. I have not yet written a book, although it is high up on my goals list. For now, I have enjoyed writing for myself every morning and evening. I also started a few blogs ( http://www.betatometa.com )