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Title: contemporary sonic effects on trombone
Post by: bonenick on Jan 10, 2017, 07:38AM
Anybody aware of tutorial video on how to do special effects on trombone used in jazz and contemporary music?

I don't mean standard articulations like gliss, trills, flutter tongue and alike.

More like multiphonics, half-valve effects (is that possible on rotary valves - I am not sure). Or anything of the kind. Possibly without the use of a mute or plunger.


Title: Re: contemporary sonic effects on trombone
Post by: growlerbox on Jan 10, 2017, 04:51PM
Try a Youtube search on Phil Wilson and Paul the Trombonist - the former is a master of these effects and offers tips in a series of videos.


Title: Re: contemporary sonic effects on trombone
Post by: BGuttman on Jan 10, 2017, 05:02PM
Not a tutorial, but look for anything by Albert Mangelsdorf.


Title: Re: contemporary sonic effects on trombone
Post by: mbarbier on Jan 10, 2017, 05:17PM
I've got a book on lip multiphonics (also free on my blog). I don't have any videos up yet,  but will in the next few months on a variety of techniques. I'd be happy to chat in skype or such in the mean time if that would be helpful!


Title: Re: contemporary sonic effects on trombone
Post by: stanzabone on Jan 10, 2017, 05:25PM
Stuart Dempster did an exhaustive book on the subject, The Modern Trombone: a Definition of its Idioms. Out of print, AFAIK. I have a copy of the book, but the "soundsheet" records that had recorded examples are sadly long gone.   :dontknow:


Title: Re: contemporary sonic effects on trombone
Post by: jazzaltobone on Jan 16, 2017, 10:59AM
Jen Baker is a lesser-known multiphonics player who creates some interesting sonic effects: http://www.altobone.com/jen-baker-international-trombone-festival/