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Re: trombone slur
Posted by Jon Bohls on 1/14/2020, 6:21 am, in reply to "trombone slur
There are three things for a trombone player to do to slur. The moist important is blow a constant stream of air. The other two things are of equal importance. They need to use a light, effortless, almost invisible legato tongue syllable. I teach my students to use dU. And third the slide needs to move at the exact time that the tongue does the syllable.
There is no reason that trombones can't sound as smooth as other instruments. It is a skill just like anything else and has to be learned and used daily.
How do you teach beginner tbones how to slur?