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The Art of Trombone Playing (The Art of Series) by [Kleinhammer, Edward]
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Length: 112 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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  • File Size: 9940 KB
  • Print Length: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Alfred Music (October 19, 1999)
  • Publication Date: June 8, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004IPQYW6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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It is not by accident that Mr. Edwin Kleinhammer's name appears on many, many symphony musicians' bios. There are plenty of outstanding players, but "teaching" world class artists is another thing. CSO artists Mr. Kleinhammer and the late Mr. Arnold Jacobs and the late Mr. Frank Crisafulli have trained innumerable (global) lower brass artists for well over thirty years each. I have had the pleasure of receiving a group lesson from Mr. Kleinhammer with two others and individual instruction from the late gentleman's gentleman Mr. Frank Crisafulli. What about the book? Mr. Kleinhammer states in his book that he strongly encourages lessons, but at the "worst" the book can self-teach the reader...this is NOT an exaggeration. His highly detailed diagrammed/photo-filled pages on embouchure alone can not be replicated in any other text, they are worth the price of the book by themselves. The (paperback) text includes HIGHLY practical sections on breathing, tone, range, slide technique/legatto (when to use "loo" vs. "doo", etc), intonation control, daily exercises and the cruicial tongue-ing and concurrent air flow (emphasize the "air" get the flappy thing out of the way) mistakes of even advanced amateur players. If you "see" the pros calmy whip through a passage of a rapid Rimsky-Korsakov, for example, without jerking the slide or doing face contortions, etc. you're seeing all of Mr. Kleinhammer's book suggestions put into motion..this level of 1st flight pro does "make it" look easy. Go see a Joe Alessi, an outstanding jazz trombonist as well as the NY Phily first chair, and you'll see what I mean.
The book contains also contains a concise section on trombone prep.
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This is THE gold standard book on learning how to play the trombone. The author is very clear in his narrative when discussing the methodology used in the book. Although many of the playing examples require quite a bit of skill, they are master examples. The exercises could be performed on a less difficult scale until skill is attained. I believe a trombone player could spend a lifetime perfecting his skills from this book.
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A good reference for all Trombonists. A little too much for the beginner. Clearly written long ago (1963) based on the writing style and particularly when referencing the strobotuner! A little strange when referring to himself in the third person (i.e. "the writer"), but a highly recommended text for intermediate and above.
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This has been enormously helpful. Having played trombone for many years, the focus of my practice time normally has been on more 'advanced' content. The idea of buying a book with a title that focused on 'basics' seemed unnecessary. But, based on a recommendation from a friend, I bought this book, and am so grateful. Thanks to the insights from this book, I have totally changed my warm-up procedures, and focused on an entirely different side of playing. The results have been consistently satisfying. Strongly recommended.
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I got my first copy of this book when I was studying with the now venerable John Marcellus, when he was with the National Symphony (pre-Eastman), on his recommendation. I still have that dog-eared, annotated copy, and was happy to find it as an e-book for when I travel. I refer students and friends to this most helpful treatise and continue to refer to it after my own nearly fifty years of use.
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Mr. Kleinhammer knows what he's talking about and it shows in this read. If you're a trombonist or even a brass player period, you'll learn quite a bit about technique that you should be doing, and even the stuff you probably shouldn't be.
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