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Your teachers are not trying to catch you out, they are not trying to make you fail. They're trying to help you develop as a jazz player. In the jazz band you play trombone. So play trombone. This is about musical ideas, not about technique really, isn't it?


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Here are some note patterns to help introduce an F attachment as more than just a hollow counterweight.            These patterns are good to repeat at all speeds and in a variety of styles, and can even be helpful once you are comfortable, which won't take long. These do not take the place structured instruction but may help ...


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You sound frightened of learning something a little bit new! How strange. I'm sure you've already reached the stage of using "alternative" positions to facilitate agility and legato playing. Well, you're just about to gain a few more alternatives. You'll still use 6th and 7th positions where appropriate. In fact, a F attachment isn't THAT big a deal for ...


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You'll get used to 6/7 the same way you got used to 1-7 - practice! Actually, many trombone teachers find that students use the F attachment too much, not too little. There are many times where it will make much more sense to use the 6th and 7th positions instead of 1 and 2 for both E, F, B, and C. Further, there are many uses outside of T1 and T2. For ...


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One of the most important things you can do is find a teacher who has a track record of producing students who can sound like you want. You don't have to study with them weekly either. Sometimes it just takes someone who really knows how embouchures work to point out one or two things and you finally reach the peak of that initial plateau in sounding good. ...



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