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Brass players talk about "slotting" - the idea that when you play a note the instrument supplies a correction, pulling you towards a certain pitch. When you first start playing brass instruments, there can be a tendency to compress the lips together as you work too hard to make them produce the vibration. Side effects of this are that the quality of the ...


Look up James Morrison. The guy plays an incredible number of instruments, and all extremely well. He has a big band CD out where he plays EVERY instrument in the band except percussion. Piano, Upright bass, guitar, alto sax, tenor sax, bari, the entire trombone section and trumpets. I've even seen him play trumpet and trombone, trading back and forth, with ...

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