Practice Advanced Trombone Techniques

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Double Tonguing

You're watching VisiHow. If you were looking for trombone basics, please refer to the "How to play the trombone" tutorial. This is a video tutorial on how to double-tongue on the trombone.

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Steps

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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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Steps

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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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Steps

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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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Steps

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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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Steps

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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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This has been a video tutorial on how to identify techniques and expressions on the trombone. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about identifying techniques and expressions on the trombone, please leave them in the space provided below. Thank you for watching VisiHow!

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Video: Practice Advanced Trombone Techniques Identifying Techniques and Expressions

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