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Blair Bollinger:Valve Technique for Bass Trombone
"You've got TWO valves, use BOTH"


I have long admired Blair's amazingly efficient valve/slide technique from my position next to him in the orchestra. Now he has documented his approach in this new book. It should be required reading (and practicing) for any bass trombonist who plays the in-line double valve bass trombone.

Through a series of scale & arpeggio studies, all annotated with his reccommended fingerings, Blair guides the bass trombonist towards full and independant use of both valves. Then, through a selection of musical examples, he shows how this technique applies in a variety of musical situations.

If you have ever wanted to learn how Blair accomplishes what he does on his solo CD, this book is a great place to start.