Slide Technique Resources

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shinythings7
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Slide Technique Resources

Post by shinythings7 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:27 am

Hi all,

Hoping to get some recommendations on books, videos, recordings, or anything else that has to do with slide technique.

Thanks in advance!
baileyman
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Re: Slide Technique Resources

Post by baileyman » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:21 pm

Several things have shown up over time:

* I remember a video of JJ playing where he did a slide trill by flinging the bar from thumb to finger, which was quite remarkable. He did that fairly often.

* Sam Burtis has a huge discussion in Time and Connections along with beaucoup exercises.

* Tom Malone has discussion in Alternate Position System for Trombone.

* Bob McChesney has detailed discussion in Technical Studies for Trombone. Slide technique is super important to enabling his doodle technique.

* David Vining has significant discussion in one of his books but cannot remember which.

Several writers tend to become dogmatic about their technique, as if one guy's body mapping is the final truth. But it seems the proof should be in the performance. I notice there seems to be a bit of conflict among legit players between symphonic and opera where it seems symphonic players would rather have valves with a kind of digital shift technique. Videos of Carl Fontana will show him breaking everybody's rules no matter what they are. His method was "Don't fight the horn, it's hard enough already." Yet the notes were beautiful.
timothy42b
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Re: Slide Technique Resources

Post by timothy42b » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:54 am

The James Markey video from the last American Trombone Workshop is worth reviewing. His view on slide technique was new to me but made sense.
bassbone
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Re: Slide Technique Resources

Post by bassbone » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:41 am

timothy42b wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:54 am
The James Markey video from the last American Trombone Workshop is worth reviewing. His view on slide technique was new to me but made sense.
Thanks for suggesting this! I had not seen this masterclass and there is no shortage of great info here (on slide technique and other topics).

Here is a link to make it easier:
Pre59
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Re: Slide Technique Resources

Post by Pre59 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:02 am

Interesting to hear JM's thoughts on the wrist angle changing when moving down the slide. I do this when I get to the 5th position and beyond anyway, and thought that it was considered to be not good technique. So, nice to have that little pat on the head. (I'm 6'2" if this has any bearing.)
baileyman
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Re: Slide Technique Resources

Post by baileyman » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:45 am

Where within the hour does he talk about slide technique?
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Re: Slide Technique Resources

Post by Pre59 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:13 am

baileyman wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:45 am
Where within the hour does he talk about slide technique?
Around 5 mins in.
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