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Trombone Performance Maladies: Tools for Diagnosis and Adjustment

Abstract

Trombonists discover playing issues daily. Recognizing the problems and making efficient adjustments may be difficult. Teachers need to have the knowledge and resources available to support players at all levels. This presentation will focus on secondary and collegiate level students. 

Tools for adjusting and improving playing will be demonstrated along with basic exercises. The focus will be on tone production, articulation, and range. Diagnostic tools will be used during live demonstrations, detailing the various ways complications become evident in performance. 

The lecture format will include sample diagnosis, adjustment, video examples, and additional materials for further discovery. Time for questions and trials of diagnostic tools after the presentation will be included. 

Exercises and information available at benjaminyatestrombone.com/tools.