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« Reply #20 on: Sep 08, 2017, 04:49AM »

I can't remember where this piece of instruction came from, but it works. 

Basically, reach your fingers as deep into the bell as you can and lay the hand on the side in there.  No need to obstruct the bore, just get the hand in their along the side. 

Oh, and play square, really square. 


It's in Fink's "Trombone Handbook".  Don't know if Fink invented it or just passed on what somebody else taught him.

I've found that trying to play like that is uncomfortable for long periods of time.

Personally, I think trying to play the 3d part in Quintet trying to sound like a horn is counterproductive.  In the original Stadtpfifer ensembles, the 3rd part was played on a trombone.  Why not play it as a trombone?

FWIW, I remember seeing a brass quintet from San Francisco who had a trombone on the 3rd part and a baritone horn on the 4th part.  They were all excellent players and I don't remember feeling that something was "wrong".
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« Reply #21 on: Sep 08, 2017, 07:46AM »

I second the Eazy Bucket.  I love mine for my Bass tbone.
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« Reply #22 on: Sep 08, 2017, 08:45PM »

I can't remember where this piece of instruction came from, but it works. 

Basically, reach your fingers as deep into the bell as you can and lay the hand on the side in there.  No need to obstruct the bore, just get the hand in their along the side. 

Oh, and play square, really square. 

Thanks!

It's in Fink's "Trombone Handbook".  Don't know if Fink invented it or just passed on what somebody else taught him.

I've found that trying to play like that is uncomfortable for long periods of time.

Also thanks!
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