Archive for December, 2008

New Aharoni Method

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

The Non-Classic Bass TromboneMost bass trombonists are familiar with Eliezer Aharoni’s New Method for the Modern Bass Trombone. It’s a great resource, especially for those wanting to develop a solid low register. Aharoni recently wrote a new method for commercial and jazz (not improv) bass trombone chop development. The Non-Classic Bass Trombone also comes with two demo/play-along CDs. Micha Davis, bass trombonist in the Israel Philharmonic, performs on the discs. The text is 160 pages and sells for $40 at hickeys.com.

Below are video excerpts featuring both Aharoni and Davis.

Funkey Blues
A Weird Ballad
Duet 1
Duet 3
The Mute Shop, Part 1
The Mute Shop, Part 2
The Mute Shop, Part 3

Neglect

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

I spend way too little time on my personal site — I really should make it a priority in 2009.

I’ve had an eventful 2008 (more on that later), which is the main cause for the figurative cob webs and green, moldy cheese on some of these pages (see portfolio).

And I have a 4 year old.

After designing/coding and running around after my boy all day, I figure a 140 character tweet is easier than a blog post. I promise to do better, but feel free to follow me on Twitter just in case I don’t.

Latest Project

Recent additions to my portfolio include OSU Trombones, ITF2007, and the Getzen Gazette.

On Deck

  • Edwards
  • Griego Mouthpieces
  • Rod Ellard
  • DEMOfall 07

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