Practice Advanced Trombone Techniques

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Double Tonguing

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    To begin double tonguing use the consonants "D" and "G"
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    D is created with the frontal part of the mouth and G is with the back part of the mouth
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    Remember to take a deep breath
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    When double-tonguing, you are using two consonants, "D" and "G" with both parts of the mouth: back and frontal.
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Dynamics

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    To begin playing dynamics, remember to take a deep breath from the diaphragm
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    The first dynamic is piano. Take a little bit of air to make a piano sound.
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    For forte, inhale a little more air
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    The next set of dynamics is crescendo and decrescendo
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    For crescendo, the trombone will sound like in the video.
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    For decrescendo or diminuendo, the trombone will sound like this part of the video
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    Now, let's play forzando, which is a marcato followed by piano
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Glissando

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    To play glissando, start with the right hand controlling the slide
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    Slide up and down like in a legato slur to create a glissando effect.
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    Remember to take in enough air to go from crescendo or diminuendo with a glissando'
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    There are different glissando effects to create from the bottom position to the top and from the top to the bottom
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Staccato

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    A staccato is a separated note, tongued individually, very light and swift in playing
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    Let's try to play it.
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    In order to play use the fast tongue technique
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    The tongue should make a sound of repeated "t" against the teeth, which makes this quick sound.
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    Continue practicing Staccato with the quick sound of "t"
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Legato

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Steps

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    To slur between notes, use the slide to connect the phrase without using the tongue
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    Remember to breathe correctly and do not use your tongue for slurring.
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    Using the trombone slide will naturally slur legatos together
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Vibrato

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Steps

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    In order to produce vibrato on the trombone, you need to move the jaw up and down subtly while playing this instrument
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    Do not move the jaw too much, or you will change vibrato to something else.
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    Remember to breathe in well enough for good embouchure with steady airflow
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Identifying Techniques and Expressions

This is a video tutorial on Rimski Korsakov's trombone concerto.

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    This video tutorial will help the beginner trombonists identify different expressions, dynamics, and other techniques used in previous tutorials on playing the trombone
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    Please listen carefully and try to identify all of the different techniques and dynamics. Leave your comment with your findings in the section below.
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Video: Practice Advanced Trombone Techniques Identifying Techniques and Expressions

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