TROMBONE TIPS FOR PLAYERS & STUDENTS - From NorlanBewley.com
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"Low, Middle, High Approach"
The Low-Middle-High approach helps you learn your way around your instrument early on. Identifying notes as the position/fingering numbers plus low, middle, or high at first gives you an idea of where you are on the horn. You then have a reference to correct yourself if you get off: "Oh, I'm on 1 low and I'm supposed to be on 1 middle." Note names have no real reference until you've already learned your way around.
Practice the Low-Middle-High Warm-up each day until you begin to learn where low, middle, and high are and can find them on demand. Now begin working to hold the notes steady and smooth for 4 counts to build your control. Breathe as often as needed to keep the sound full. As your tone grows, you can begin to slur the warm-up to develop your lip slur skill.
Copyright Norlan Bewley 1995
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