Posted by Joe S. on May 28, 1999 at 19:53:11:
In Reply to: Concerto del Garda posted by adam on May 28, 1999 at 12:30:00:
Maybe work out of the Rochut, Bona-Fitch, or other legato trombone books (as written), or work on Galliard bassoon/'cello/trombone sonatas (as written). Try to make them sound as nice as you can, and push yourself as far as you can go (not the mouthpiece against your face!) and quit for a while if you experience muscle cramps. Shove something small in the horn, like a C4 Miraphone mouthpiece or (copy) 69C4 Schilke, if that seems to help for a while as a temporary crutch.
The classic way to improve range (AND flexability) is to play out of the trumpet Schlossberg book (also written in bass clef for trombone, and could be read down another octave for tuba).
Have you ever heard trumpet players say that the way to be able to play high is to play high? Sounds dumb, doesn't it? ;^/